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The NEORQC member teachers are as varied, talented, and qualified as can be found anywhere. We have in our amazing group, nationally recognized teachers, authors, and pattern designers. If you need a teacher for your guild, read through this list and visit their websites and email addresses for more information on their specialties and qualifications.


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Carol Archer     Membership active thru 1/15/2018.
Ohio Star Quilts, 2383 S. Main St., Suite C-101, Akron, OH 44319

  • Carol Archer has been designing and making quilts for over 30 years. She teaches classes for beginners, specializing in paper-piecing and block-of-the-month programs.
  • lnquire about special classes, lectures & workshops offered


Mary Bernower    Membership active thru 1/15/2018.
P O Box 249, Maximo, OH 44650

  • My specialty is domestic machine quilting. I cover all the basics from thread, needles, batting, patterns, templates & more.
  • Frequent instructor at the NEORQC Getaway conferences.


Sarah Bistline    Membership active thru 1/15/2018.
10474 Old Mill Rd, Spencer, OH 44275
quilting by the millEmail:

  • Professional quilt services and teaching. A popular teacher at NEORQC's getaway retreat in 2016 & 2017.
  • Call about lessons on my longarm for your personal qults.
  • I teach longarm quilting on my Gammill Premiere which is available for rent. I'm willing to help anyone with quilting or sewing technics.


Carolyn Burgess    Membership active thru 1/15/2018.
Appliques, Quilts & More
1666 Wagar Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107

  • lnquire about special classes, lectures & workshops offered


Cindy Kay Casciato     Membership active thru 1/15/2018.
5107 Hayes Rd, Ravenna, OH 44266

  • Author - Quilt Designer - Motivational Speaker - Teacher.
  • Contact Cindy for information about current group programs and workshops or browse her website.
  • Her national event "Quiltescape" is a quilters retreat held every year.


Karen Conley, CI    Membership active thru 1/15/2018.

8805 Blitzen Road, NW, North Canton, OH 44720

330-949-7337 (cell, leave message)  

  • Certified Instructore for Judy Niemeyer Quilting -
  • Over 30 years teaching experience.
  • lnquire about classes, lectures & workshops for small private groups, quilt guilds and shops.


Melissa De Lisio    Membership active thru 1/15/2018.

7925 Kerry brooke Trail, Poland, OH 44514


  • Will teach both traditional and non traditional marbling techniques that can be used on a wide variety of fabrics and paper.
    • Learn the process from start to finish including some of the best products to use and the results you can achieve by using different types of fabric paint and different application methods.
  • Fibers can be used in a wide variety of crafts including quilting, landscape and art quilts, whole cloth quilting, clothing, collage and mixed media.
    • Each piece you create will be unique and one of a kind.
    • After the demo, two randomly selected guild members will have the opportunity to try their hand at creating a piece of fabric that will be ready to take home after the meeting.


Joanne Hubbard    Membership active thru 1/15/2018.

13113 River Rd, Milan, Oh 44846


  • I offer a variety of trunk shows, classes and workshops.
  • Student favorites include making their own umbrella, charm school (quilts made using 5" squares), strip club (quilts made using pre-cut strips) and Just Desserts (quilts made using layer cakes, jolly bars, turnovers, fat quarters, etc.).

Noella Kalal     Membership active thru 1/15/2018.

6683 State Rd., Parma, OH 44134


  • Instruction provided in many areas. Workshops for your guild can be arranged.
  • Stop by or give the shop a call to inquire.


Ginger Mangie      Membership active thru 1/15/2018.

3735 Barber Dr, Canfield, OH 44406

ginger mangieEmail:

  • NQA Certified Teacher
  • Specializing in hand embellishment
  • Designer: small art quilts, historically themed quilts, handbags, pillows
  • Workshops available!
  • Lectures / Trunk Shows:
    • "Sewing Your Story"
    • "Handbags 1900 to Present and Women's Roles During Each Era"
      Seventy-five unique handbags from family collection shown along with a sample of needlework from each era. Long or short lecture available.
    • "Presidents' Quilts"
      Little known facts and humorous tidbits about some of our presidents and their wives. Trunk show includes historically themed quilts: Democrat qilt, Republican quilt, and Ohio, Mother of presidents quiilt. 
      (available in 2017)
    • "My Version of a Wedding Quilt"
      How to utilize a wedding dress "on" a wedding quilt.
    • "Embellish With Relish"
      Fun ways to add interest to your quiilts. New twists on old techniques.  


bagJanice Maze       Membership active thru 1/15/2018.

3812 Montevista Rd., Cleveland Heights, OH 44121


  • New instructor at NEORQC's 2017 Getaway!
  • lnquire about classes available for your group


Judy Phillips   Membership active thru 1/15/2018.
Sew Deja Vu, 1608 Norton Rd., Stow, OH 44224


  • lnquire about special classes, lectures & workshops offered


Clare Neff    Membership active thru 1/15/2018.
Village Quilts, 17 W. Main Street, Canfield, OH 44406


  • lnquire about special classes, lectures & workshops offered


Judy Kessler Smith      Membership active thru 1/15/2018.

5000 Northridge Dr. #210, Willoughby, OH 44094


With over 35 years of teaching quiltmaking, designing and exhibiting, I'm always expanding my horizons. At present, I'm concentrating on painting & printing my own fabrics and working with stars and scrap fabrics! How can I assist your creative endeavors?

Judy has had work exhibited, published in books and magazines, and won prizes. Although she's happy alone in her studio, sharing skills and thoughts through teaching brings her great joy.

Lecture/Trunk Shows:

  • IN PERFECT HARMONY: Using Fibonacci numbers in Quiltmaking
  • ON THE JOURNEY: from Learning the Alphabet to Writing Poetry

Workshop Prospectuses:

  • IN PERFECT HARMONY: Regridding 9 patch blocks using Fibonacci numbers

Call or email for further information.


Felice Troutman      Membership active thru 1/15/2018.

34200 McAfee Drive, Solon, OH 44139

felice troutmanEmail:

Felice's love of color, fabrics and threads started with embroidery on jean jackets as a high school student and has now taken her to designing appliqué art quilts using felted wools, cottons, and lots of embroidery to enhance the work.

She creates patterns for her work that can be purchased on her website and at local shops.

  • First place awarded at the 2016 Mutton Hill Quilt Show for "Tuscany" (see image below).
  • First and Second Place Ribbons awarded at the 2015 Mutton Hill Quilt Show for "Eat Your Veggies" and "Yummy Fruit quilts". Patterns are available for both of these quilts.
  • Award winner for Best Use of Embellishment at 2013 Streetsboro Quilt Guild Show
  • First Place for New York Beauty at Lake Farm Park Quilt Show 2011
  • Retired Green High School Art Teacher

Workshop, Trunk Show and Class information can be viewed at: Call or email for further information. or 330 931-1184.

She will travel to your site or invite you to Solon for a one day workshop. Dates and times are flexible.

More photos are available on her site


Barb Vide     Membership active thru 1/15/2018.
7346 State Rt 9, Hanoverton, OH 44423.

  • lnquire about special classes, lectures & workshops offered


Kathy Wolf    Membership active thru 1/15/2018.
1732 Lilly Lane, Alliance, OH 44601.

  • Quilting since early 1990's.
  • Current president of Sew Happy Carnation Quilt Guild in Alliance, OH.
  • Works with art quilts --- thread painting embellishments.
  • Teacher at 2015 & 2016's Getaway!