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Speaker: Ami Simms

Join us for a fun and informative evening presented by the always entertaining Ami Simms. According to Ami herself, over the years she’s made some horrible mistakes. In this presentation she will pass on some tips on what NOT to do! You'll see an assortment of quilts, from her very first to the more recent and she'll pick them apart before your very eyes! Topics covered include Cutting On Sewing Lines, “Mystery Batting,” Bedsheets For Backing, Pre-Washing is a Waste of Time, and the “Jam & Cram” Method of Binding Attachment.

If any of this sounds familiar, this is the lecture that birthed her book of the same name.

Ami's easy-going teaching style and incorrigible sense of humor have made her a sought-after instructor and lecturer on the national circuit for more than 25 years. She has presented lectures and workshops to more than 400 quilting groups in 45 states and seven foreign countries. An elementary school teacher by training, she transforms complex skills into small, easy-to-master tasks which make learning easy and fun. Ami was named 2005 Teacher of the Year by Professional Quilter magazine.

First introduced to quiltmaking in 1975 while conducting research among the Old Order Amish, Ami is the author of nine quilting books, numerous patterns, and is the creator of the infamous Worst Quilt In The World Contest®. She is also the founder of the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative. Ami has designed two fabric lines, appeared on five different television shows, and was invited to the White House in 2004 along with other artists who participated in the Art in Embassies program.

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Earlier Event: June 22
Hand Quilting, Linda Honsberger
Later Event: July 20
Dancing Spools, Ami Simms