Tracey Brookshier – Capitola, California
Tracey Brookshier is a graduate of Northern California Quilt Council’s course on Judging Quilts and Wearable Art. Tracey has judged guild, county and state fair shows, in addition to Pacific International Quilt Festival and Road to California.
Tracey has organized international challenges with quilters from Australia, the UK, France and Japan. The challenge quilts have been displayed at quilt shows in each challenge country and in special exhibits in the US. As an avid traveler, Tracey seeks out and photographs fabric and textile art everywhere she goes.
She has a BS in Chemistry and a background in technical writing in Silicon Valley. Tracey is an empty-nester living in Capitola, California, with two adult children living in Washington State. She has two cats and a very patient husband at home.
Linda Taylor – Etna, Wyoming
Linda is a highly accomplished and awarded professional longarm machine quilter whose work has been displayed in many venues and published widely in quilting magazines and books since 1995, several times showcased on the covers. Linda has been quilting for over 40 years and is known and respected as one of the pioneers and innovators of the art of longarm machine quilting. To her delight, she has been chosen by her peers 3 times as “Teacher of the Year.” Linda was also chosen by the readers of “Quilters Newsletter” magazine as one of the “Most Influential Persons in the Quilting Industry” and was selected as “One of the Thirty Most Distinguished Quilters in the World.” Most recently, she was awarded the coveted “Lifetime Achievement Award” for her exceptional contribution to the machine quilting industry.
She has won numerous international quilting awards and her quilts have been in special exhibits and museums in the United States and Europe.
Linda is passionate about quilting and is delighted to share her experience and enthusiasm with quilters of every level of expertise.