Pat is a weaver with 15 plus years of experience. Early in 1970 she saw a weaving demonstration and knew then she wanted to do that. Weaving was a new craft and looms were not readily available but she had a small lap loom made and used that for several years. Her first real introduction to weaving was in 1998 when she was given a table loom and taught how to use it. As her interest grew she took classes at The Riverbend Art Center that was taught by members of the Miami Vallley Weavers Guild, of which she has been a member. She acquired her first floor loom in 1999 and has never looked back. She has experimented with many weaving styles and loves to try new techniques. She looks forward to teaching the art of weaving and helping others develop a passion for it.
Anna Fricker is an award winning quilter who is passionate about her craft. She has been quilting for over 30 years. Anna loves discovering new techniques and passing that knowledge on to other quilters.
A resident of Springfield, OH, Mary Anna has been tatting since age 19. She completed her Tatting Teacher's Certification with the Great Lakes Lace Group in Michigan and holds the title of Master Tatter. She is also an amatuer writer, having penned the story "The Tatting Stones" and is an active member of three Tatting Guilds and the International Old Lacers, Inc. (IOU). She enjoys learning new techniques, and revisiting old ones. Mary Anna has demonstrated her art at The Fair at New Boston and The Crabill Homestead in Springfield, Ohio and many other heritage fairs and festivals in her area. She has taught classes and workshops in Montana, Virginia, Ohio and the Shuttlebirds Workshop in Idaho. She loves to attend tatting conferences whenever she is able. She holds basic shuttle and needle tatting classes regularly throughout the area and can be found most Fridays at Crafters Lodge in Bellbrook, sitting in a comfortable chair, tatting, and waiting on new students.