Quilt Camp at The Stitchin' Post

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Erin Hutchinson, Owner, Quilter, Instructor

I learned to quilt shortly after my first son was born in 2002.  After years of believing that my younger sister had all the creative genes in the family, I was thrilled to discover a creative outlet for myself.

 

My quilting style is traditional and scrappy - I love making something beautiful from whatever I have on hand.  I also enjoy upcyling - repurposing a discarded item into something new.  Finally, I love giving to others.  My Hurricane Sandy Relief Quilt effort was featured on the front page of the Roanoke Times on January 1, 2013, picked up by the Associated Press, and run in multiple print and online publications around the country.  What a rush!

 

When I am not quilting, I enjoy spending time with my husband and two boys, working towards my second degree black belt in karate, and reading fiction with strong, independent female protagonists.

 

 

 

Image courtesy of Stephanie Mikels Blevins

 

Ellie Boylan, Knitter, Instructor

Ellie Boylan learned to knit as an adult and has been faithfully honing her craft since 2007 (she's guessing). She has attended numerous classes as well as a knitting convention to improve her skills. She has mastered many stiches creating hats, scarves, socks, sweaters, mittens, stuffed animals and a few other quirky oddities that she might share with you after becoming better acquainted. She is a founding member of WiNKS (The Wednesday Night Knitting Society) and is very active with the group. Non-fiber-related facts: She is a mother of two, works part-time at W&L and can name almost any 80's song's title and artist. She is looking forward to share her love of knitting with anyone interested and hopes more people catch the bug!

Julie Knudson, Knitter, Instructor

Julie Knudson took a mother/daughter knitting class in July 2005 and has been a knitting maniac ever since. She has a weakness for cashmere and for knitting books. Julie enjoys camping with her husband, Skyping with her daughter and riding her bike around Rockbridge County. When she’s not knitting, Julie works at Washington and Lee University in Information Technology Services.

Kiersten Donahue, Sewist, Instructor

I learned to sew from my awesome and talented Mother. As a teenager, I learned to sew fast on the machine because my first paying job was making fabric drawstring bags for a small toy company. In college, hemming and repairing other students clothes became a way to earn extra money. I am a self taught alterations person and creative fabric junkie of all the wondrous fabric things people do!