Tracey is a skilled teacher and quilt maker. Her bold contemporary quilts, based on pieced traditional blocks, have been featured in books and magazines in the US, the UK, France, Australia and Japan. She has created dozens of advertising (sample) quilts for various fabric companies and she designs patterns for her company, Brookshier Design Studio (www.brookshierdesign.com).
A graduate of NCQC’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 United States. 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.
Carole is all about color and design! She travels the world inspiring fiber artists and quilters to stretch their color boundaries and creative spirit. Her degree in art, uses of the color wheel, nature, tribal textiles and extensive travel have all contributed to her popularity and success. A forty-year background in art education allows for a progression of skills to be introduced and a color confidence developed in a relaxed atmosphere. Her work revolves around traditional blocks with clear, bright colors used in unconventional ways.
“Quilting Legend” Georgia Bonesteel featured a TV segment in Carole’s studio in Jackson, Wyoming. Carole teaches and lectures in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and the United Kingdom. She taught for years at the Empty Spools Seminar at Asilomar, Pacific Grove, California, and twice in Paducah, Kentucky. In addition, she has taught for state guilds in Wyoming, Utah, Minnesota, and North Carolina.