Several members of MCFA teach and lecture around the country and even the world. Contact teachers directly if you are interested in inviting them to your guild, shop, or event.
Lisa Binkley has had a life-long love of stitching using beautiful fabrics, thread, and beads. She has been exploring these materials since childhood and creating award-winning art quilts and embroideries since 2000. Lisa's creations are known for their ornate, meticulously-crafted designs in thread and beads. In addition to sharing her art quilts and embroideries in exhibitions nationwide and in publications such as Quilting Arts magazine and the Fiber Arts Design Book, Lisa also teaches and lectures about the many aspects of bead embroidery.
Wendy Butler Berns
Wendy Butler Berns is a quilt artist, teacher, and lecturer who found her passion for quilting in 1993. Since 1997, she has taught and lectured about the art of quilting, regionally and nationally. Her work appears regularly in juried shows and galleries as well as in private collections across the country. She has also authored numerous articles for magazine publications. As a teacher and lecturer, the words enthusiatic, encouraging, entertaining and knowledgeable describe Wendy well. Common threads found in her work and classes are strong use of color, twisting the traditional to focus on original design, an unabashed free motion quilting style, and the versatility to work with a wide range of quilting techniques and student abilities.
Lois Jarvis has a BFA in Textile Design and a BS ED from Northern Illinois University plus 32 years experience as a fiber artist working mostly in quilting. These qualify her to teach you any fiber or quilting technique you need to learn. She has taught quilting classes in the Madison area for years and now that the kids are gone can travel to you. Her lectures always include “The Ground Zero Quilt”, “Tales from the UFO Club” and “Quilts through the Years”.
Pat Kroth's work has been included in many group and solo exhibits including Quilt National '01. She is continually intrigued with surface design techniques to create interesting texture. As a parent of four children, the texture of my own life can be complex. This leads to some challenging work situations as well as some surprising solutions. In her lecture, Texture Tango, Pat shares her inspirations, influences and love of texture through slides, fiber artwork, music and a bit of story telling.