Jeannie Campbell has been sewing for 45 years. She attended Pratt Institute studying fashion design. But it wasn’t until 1989 that quilting became her passion.
Jeannie has taken local classes and also studied on her own. A quilt book addict, she read everything she could get her hands on. Along the way she took classes from well known teachers such as Harriet Hargrave, Gabrielle Swain, Charlotte Warr Andersen, Jinny Beyer, Melody Johnson, and Ricky Tims.
Her quilts have appeared in many local quilt shows winning ribbons including Viewer’s Choice, Judge’s Choice, and Best of Show. Her quilts were also accepted into juried shows such as the Quilt Odyssey in Gettysburg and Lancaster Quilters’ Heritage Celebration.
Jeannie has taught at local quilt shops and for quilt guilds in the northeast. Specialties are Machine Quilting, Hand Applique and Machine Applique. Her passions include landscapes, bargello, and appliqué along with her new passion custom longarm quilting.
Anna Faustino was born and raised in St. Petersburg Russia. While there she earned two Bachelor Degrees specializing in teaching, art history and culture, painting, engineering drawing, and textile art. Anna worked as a teacher for ten years and for two years at the Kirov Opera and Ballet as a stage and costume decorator. Subsequently, Anna freelanced in art and knitting sweaters featuring her own decorative designs.
Anna started making quilts since 2004, and to date she has made over 70 quilts
Penny's love of sewing started in grade school and expanded when here sister-in-law opened a fabric shop exposing her to a world of wonderful fabrics and designs. It remained a family affair when her mother becsame a Viking dealer and she learned all the new Stretch and Sew techniques.
As a founding member of her local North Jersey Chapter of ASG and a certified Home Sewing Instructor, she has been teaching sewing privately and in local adult schools around the tri-state area of New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York. In August of 2005, she completed the first extensive weeklong Silhouette Pattern Instructors fitting For You (SPIFFY) training in Dallas, Texas. She gives Silhouette Pattern classes at trade shows and area stores. She now also enjoys bringing her sewing expertise to the Pocono Sew & Vac classroom.