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Christine Barnes Barnes, Christine: Christine Barnes 
Christine Barnes is a writer, designer, and contemporary quilter specializing color. Degrees in design and journalism led to a career writing decorating, soft furnishings, and remodeling books for Sunset Books, including Color for Your Home. She is the author of four quilting books, including Color: The Quilter’s Guide.
Christine’s articles on color have appeared in American Quilter, American Patchwork & Appliqué, McCall’s Quilting, Quilter’s Newsletter, Threads, and Fabrications, a British quilting magazine. Her ten-part series on color, “Special Effects with Color,” is posted on The Quilt Show. Christine lives in Grass Valley. You can see her work at www.christinebarnes.com

 
 
Dana Lahargoue Instructor: Dana Lahargoue 
Dana Lahargoue has been behind a sewing machine since she was 8 years old making all her own clothes, prom dresses and wedding dress. In 2001 she found quilting and, as you can imagine, her life went through a major change. Hand appliqué, very precise piecing and free-motion quilting has become her passion. She started teaching in 2004 and has loved every minute. Dana works for a large general contractor by day and is often heard saying that when things get tough, she goes to her happy place "Quilting". Dana’s other love is her 6 year old granddaughter Maddie whom she refers to as "Future Quilter of America" and is Dana’s favorite quilt show buddie.
 
 
Helen Hardwick Instructor: Helen Hardwick 
Helen Hardwick has been actively involved in quiltmaking since the early 1980’s. She completed the NCQC sponsored course in judging quilts and wearable art in 2001 and has judged many quilt shows and county fairs since then. Helen has been an active member of Folsom Quilt and Fiber Guild since 1990, holding various quilt show, committee, and board positions – including President and Quilt Show Chair. Her popular beginner’s class, “Quilter’s Academy”, was introduced at the Folsom Meissner Sewing Center in 2005. Later an intermediate level class, “Quilter’s Academy II”, was added. She also teaches a number of other classes including miniatures quilts. Helen’s favorite quilting format is miniatures. Students love Helen for her patience with all levels of quilters and her detailed instructional handouts. She lives in El Dorado Hills, CA with her husband of 47 years. Each of her five grandchildren has several quilts especially designed for them.
 
 
Jeanne Powell Instructor: Jeanne Powell 
Since retirement from teaching first grade in 2004, I have worked as a salesperson in two quilt stores. I have taken clesses to imporve my skills from many quilters with local and national reputations which include Jinny Beyer, Alex Anderson, Carol Doak, and Nancy McDonald. In 2008 my flying geese jacket won a second place ribbon at the River City Quilt Show. I have won additional awards with my clothing projects and quilts at the Yolo County Fair, and River City Quilt Shows. My quilt " A Heritage Remembered" won awards at both the California State and the Southwest Division of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. I have taught sewing an quilting classes to adults and children.
 
 
Jeanne Stinson Instructor: Jeanne Stinson 
Jeanne is the store manager at our Rocklin location. A long-time Meissner employee and former assistant manager at our Folsom store, she brings many years of sewing and quilting experience to Rocklin. You’ll still see Jeanne at the Folsom Block of the Month through the end of the year. You’ll want to stop by our Rocklin location and check out the kits, classes, special programs and machines they have to offer. Jeanne promises a store full of fun and laughter and the best customer service Meissner’s has to offer!
 
 
Kristin Echols Instructor: Kristin Echols 
Kristin is a member of the Elk Grove Quilt Guild and has been quilting for 10 years. She took up quilting when her best friend was expecting her first child. Wanting to memorialize their 25-year friendship, Kristin used fabric from her maid-of-honor dress in the baby quilt--not the greatest idea. Many books and classes later, she has mastered the art of fabric selection and matching points. After making numerous block of the month quilts, she adapted the reversible or "quilt-as-you-go" technique to get her quilts done quicker and more easily. These techniques allow students to quilt one block at a time instead of trying to wrestle a large quilt under a home machine. Kristin’s 2006 block of the month received an award at the California State Fair. She also taught Meissner’s machine mastery classes in Elk Grove.
 
 
Marilyn Stanley Instructor: Marilyn Stanley 
Marilyn Stanley is a certified Family and Consumer Scientist with a Masters in Education who teaches in the Fashion Program at Sacramento City College and numerous Adult Education classes in the Sacramento area. Her vast background in clothing, textiles, and fashion contribute to her precise approach toward personal garment fitting and construction. As a Certified Palmer/Pletsch Instructor in Fit, Pant Fit, and Tailoring, she has been one of Sacramento’s most popular and in-demand educators for leading workshops in fitting solutions and serging techniques. She originated the first “Sewing club” in the Sacramento area in 1984 with a monthly serger club meeting at the Yardage Shop on Arden Way. She began teaching the “Know Your Serger” classes in 1989 for Meissner’s Sewing and Learning Center.
 
 
Shireen Hattan Hattan, Shireen: Shireen Hattan 
Shireen Hattan is a an award winning longarm quilter. She has been sewing since Jr. High Home Economics in the 60s. With 5 wedding dresses including her daughter's behind her she found quilting in the early 80's and began her adventures in all things needle related, needle point, crewel, dolls, home Dec, pillows, bowls and of course quilts. She began her Longarm Quilting business in September of 2001. Living in Sisters, Oregon was inspiring... as well as quilting for her clients and making quilts, and in the hoop embroidery, bags of all kinds are her current passion.
 
 
Sue Green-Baker Instructor: Sue Green-Baker 
Sue has been working in the home sewing industry for over 40 years in many fields. This creative lady has traveled all over the United States and many will recognize her for her extensive work with sergers and software education. She has authored and co-authored books and owner’s manuals for Baby Lock Sewing Machine Co., Singer Sewing Reference Library, and Palmer/Pletsch just to name a few. A recent publication, co-authored with Patty Seevers, Threads, Threads, and More Threads, converts sewing machine thread colors between 10 major thread brand companies and Volume Two Threads on CD compares colors between polyester, cotton and acrylic threads. Sue is in demand for her hands-on serger, PE Design, MasterWorks, Palette and Designer’s Gallery software class in the greater Northern California area.