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Susan K. Cleveland - My Eclectic Quilt Pageant

Join one of the world's most enthusiastic personalities for ooo's, aaaah’s, and laughter to learn a plethora of tips to increase accuracy and add fresh, interesting details with piping, prairie points, heavy threads, and embellishments. See how to take show pieces to new levels and add charming surprises to simple pieces. Susan will share real live quilts with close ups through the projector so you’re sure to see oodles of detail. You may recognize many quilts as winners in AQS Paducah shows and International Quilt Festivals in Houston! Don’t miss out on this good time!

About Susan K. Cleveland:I'm a quilt designer/author/teacher/inventor and admirer of all things quilterly! My quilts are loosely based on traditional designs with a fair bit of unexpected surprises and details. They showcase precision piecing, thread embellishments and bold color. I enjoy sharing my quilts and passing along my techniques to others.

My enthusiasm for quilting is said to be contagious! In classes, I work toward keeping an upbeat setting, providing well-written instructions, and attending to each student with personalized coaching. My quilts have received many awards in international competitions since 1997 where judges comment on fine workmanship and original style. With unique designs I'm thrilled to include charming, unexpected elements such as specialty threads, prairie points, piping, and great binding techniques. I invented the Groovin’ Piping Trimming Tool which is used to trim piping seam allowances and the Prairie Pointer pressing tool. In 2010 I was delighted to be named Minnesota Quilter of the Year!

I live on 70 acres in southeastern Minnesota with my hubby. Both of our incredibly smart, talented children, have graduated from college and are gainfully employed. Yeah!