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Athens, Alabama 35611
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Teacher Bios


JEANETTE BEAMER

Has quilted for 25 years. Although she has done applique and paper pieced quilts her heart is in the traditional quilts. She has been teaching at the shop for a couple of years and will finish a block of the month she started in 2017 and begin another BOM class! Her specialty is teaching the basic quilting skills to beginners and the Farmers Wife, a block of the month.

SHERRIE CAHILL

Has quilted for 30+ years. About 10 years ago she became interested in pictorial & art quilts. The newest owner of 3 Hens and A Chick Quilt Shop, she brings an artist view to our classes. She has taught at the shop for many years and her Pet Portrait class is always popular. Look for her new thread sketching and paint n stitch classes in 2020.

MARCIA CARSWELL

Has been quilting for 11 years. She loves traditional, applique, and art quilting but is most interested in teaching the traditional quilts. If you are new to quilting and anxious to complete your first quilt top - come check out Marcia’s Yellow Brick Road class.

AMY CRUNK

Amy became a quilter after a very tragic family accident. This is her story: While temporarily living in Atlanta (my son was in a hospital for a brain injury), I went to The High Museum of Art & toured the Gees Bend Quilt Display. I was so inspired by their stories & quilts that I decided that if my life ever returned to something resembling “normal” that I would learn to quilt. Approximately 1 year later I went to a local library & checked out books on quilting & never looked back! I have now been quilting approximately 14 years & especially enjoy paper piecing projects/unique designs/and teaching.

GEORGIA DUNNAVANT

- has been teaching at 3 Hens and A Chick Quilt shop since 2015. Her specialty is the T-Shirt Quilts but she has also taught serger classes and in the hoop embroidery projects.

KATHY DURMON

Has quilted for 20+ years. Although her interest is mostly in applique and machine embroidery, she has experience in traditional quilts, crazy quilts, and computer quilting. She is a new teacher to the shop and will be setting up machine embroidery/in the hoop projects and decorative stitch classes.

GEORGIA FLANAGAN

Has been quilting since 1974. Georgia is one of the original teachers at 3 Hens and was a winner on three quilts entered in the Huntsville Quilt Show in 2019. We are SO proud of her! She brings so much experience in quilting. She is not afraid to try anything new from the block of the month to collages and wants her students to have fun as they learn something new.

PAMELA GROVE

Has been quilting for 19 years, although she has sewed for 53 years. Pam has taught several classes on paper piecing and foundation piecing. She is also our Queen of the Poppin Bags having taught no less than 10 classes on all sizes.

CAROLE HAMILTON

Has been quilting for 10 years. Carole has taught everything from scrappy quilts to art quilting. Her current interest is in teaching paper piecing and modern quilting. She quilts on a domestic machine.

CHERYL JOHNSON

Has been quilting for 30 years. She does all her quilting on her long arm machine. Cheryl is not afraid to try any new technique and is happy to help anyone. As a partner of the quilt shop, she doesn’t have much time but is willing to teach at least 3 times a quarter.

ANDREA KARWOSKI

One of the original owners, Andrea continues to teach for the shop – when she is not traveling!

CANDIS KENNARD

Has been quilting since 2014. Candis does her quilting by domestic machine and checkbook (having someone with a longarm do the quilting). She has taught several classes using the traditional method, including several of the Cozy Quilt Design patterns using their strip tube ruler. It doesn’t matter if it is a quilt top, table runner, or wall hanging….Candis is ready and willing to teach it all!

PATSY KOBS

Has been quilting since 1985. Her quilting is done by domestic machine, hand, and long-arm. Interests are in traditional, applique, and paper piecing. She has taught everyone from teens to seniors… Her current interests are in Leah Day quilting with a walking foot project. Look for her classes on this method in 2020.

LORETTA LATTA

Loretta is relatively new to the quilting world; however, she has an extensive background in sewing. She currently is our teacher for Homeschool students. She begins her first class by teaching each new group of students the parts of their sewing machine. Once they learn this they move into sewing straight, accurate lines. Each student comes away from each class with a completed (or nearly completed) project that they can be proud to say they made! We are excited to have such a patient teacher for our students.

LINDA McBAY

Linda’s quilting career started with a simple beginner's class. Only having quilted for 2 years, Linda is a relatively new teacher but she is not afraid to tackle any new project. She has plans for several new classes in 2020.

KERIL RIEGER

Has been sewing for nearly 50 years and began quilting in her senior year of high school. Understanding the need to keep a fabric stash under control, Keril designed a line of templates and patterns. 3 Hens & A Chick is pleased to have Keril as a teacher and to be an exclusive Stash Tools distributor. Join her at the shop for Template Tuesdays...Small Projects! Her workshops are fun, full of laughter, and filled with tips & tricks!

TERESA ROGERS

Has been quilting for 12 years. Teresa is our shop chick! She loves the traditional and paper pieced projects and for now quilts by checkbook. She has good ideas and keeps us on our toes. As a partner of the quilt shop, she has to arrange her classes around her work schedule...but is always willing to teach.

MERRI LYNN VOSS

Has been quilting for 20 years. She has experience in traditional piecing and applique quilts. If you need a Saturday class, Merri Lynn is your teacher! Her latest class is using a Strip Tube Ruler and a lone star pattern.

BRENDA WILLIS

Has been quilting for 30 years. She quilts by hand, domestic and mid-arm sit-down machine. Brenda is a new teacher to 3 Hens and we look forward to working with her. Watch for her classes in 2020 and give her a warm Hen House welcome!!

TEDDY WOLCOTT

Has been quilting for 35 years. Although she has used all types of quilting techniques, her interest is mainly in the Art quilts. Some of her projects include the embroidered greeting cards we carry in the shop. Teddy is planning classes to share her talent and teach others.