Art and Stitch Certified Teachers

and their Special Techniques Addendums

Judy Allen and her twin sister Joanne Flood - New York State and New Jersey - of 

Judy Allen Feathers. Their specialty is how to digitize the beautiful "Judy Allen Feather style". Judy is the author of the book "The Art of Creating Feathers". Please visit their website and contact them for training schedules / private classes and workshops.


Jack M. Stewart - of Jack's Magic Stitches, Corunna, Ontario -   Jack is an expert in digitizing very detailed patterns. He has written an addendum for the Art and Stitch User Guide showing The Making Of this detailed antique Metz car design.  Please visit his website  and contact him for training schedules / private classes and workshops (on location if you wish).

Michele Hawley - Glenfield, NSW Australia - of


Michele wrote the addendum in the Art and Stitch User Guide about patterns inspired by Stained Glass windows and the use of the Magic Square. Please visit her website and contact Michele for training schedules / private classes and workshops.

Julie Crossland - Hudson, New Hampshire - at

Julie is gifted in many aspects of quilting and uses Art and Stitch to create pieced quilt blocks.  Her half square triangle patterns are used in many settings and blocks.  She continues to explore new patterns and plans to offer them through her website.  Visit her website and contact her for classes or training.

Janiece Cline - Kansas City, KS

Janiece shows in her "Back to the Basics Addendum" that anything can be an inspiration to create continuous line quilt patterns with Art and Stitch: Photos of buildings, flowers, signs in a shopping mall, parts of fabrics - anything. Just trace and play.

Susan Smith - Bainbridge Island, WA 

Susan shows various ways to make applique patterns in Art and Stitch. Want to learn how to do raw edge applique or even turned edge applique on your longarm? Susan walks you through the techniques in Art and Stitch step-by-step, showing how to use motifs instead of a blanket stitch to finish the applique edges.


Susan also teaches classes on Art and Stitch and  Innova’s  Mach 3. For more information, please visit her website:
or Facebook page:

Janiece lives in the Kansas City area, frequents Colorado, Nevada, Texas and Florida and is more than happy to travel elsewhere to teach Art and Stitch techniques. 

Please contact her at: if you are interested in setting up training classes in your area.

Linda Matteotti  - Tempe, Arizona

Linda lets you play with TrueType Fonts and Dingbat Fonts in Art and Stitch. She shows how to create continuous text designs and how to turn Dingbats into quilt patterns. Linda has also digitized a very nice and useful font that can be opened from the Library.


Linda is a Handi Quilter educator. For class information please visit her website:

Mary Beth Krapil - Orlando, FL

Mary Beth's Specialty is creating borders and matching corners in Art and Stitch.  

She explores the various types of borders and shows different ways to create matching corners.


Mary Beth is a Handi Quilter educator. For more information please visit her website

Krys Swirydczuk - Mesilla, New Mexico

Specialty technique: digitizing dimensional designs (Trapunto) in Art and Stitch.  

Krys' love of quilting and her long standing familiarity with digitization provide a unique background that allows her to take the quilting software to its limits. As a certified Art and Stitch teacher she hopes to help students learn the basics, and feel comfortable enough and excited enough to step beyond those basics to embrace the depth and great functionality of the Art and Stitch software.


Krys can be contacted at

Leona McCann - Menlo Park, CA

Specialty technique: digitizing Celtic Knots in Art and Stitch.  

About a year ago Leona fell in love with Art and Stitch. She found a perfect way to learn the software by starting a blog promising to show a new design every day. Everyone could see how quickly the designs got better and better. Inspired by her Irish roots, she started working on a method to digitize Celtic Knots. It took many late hours, sleepless nights, but she did it! She found a method to create knots as in this example as one continuous path, perfect for longarm quilting.


For more information about her classes, please visit her website

Lynne Blackman - of Blackman Quilt Studio, located just east of Philadelphia in Mount Laurel New Jersey is a professional machine quilter and Certified Creative Studio Instructor.

Specialty Technique: Art and Stitch - Enhancing Creative Studio.

Lynne is Certified trainer for Gammill - Statler Creative Studio. She teaches how to get the best out of the two wonderful worlds: Art and Stitch and Statler´s Creative Studio. Her addendum to the User Guide describes tips and tricks to let the two programs become your best friends.

Anne Hurlburt - of Scandia, Minnesota (located on the outskirts of the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area) creates and sells quilting and piecing designs through her website,

Her Specialty Technique is Applique Design Beyond the Basics. Her addendum describes how to draw all pieces of the antique Ohio Rose quilt pattern and turn those into applique in Art and Stitch, plus various tips how to add background quilting and how to stitch it all. 


Anne is available to teach Art and Stitch classes in Minnesota and the surrounding states.

Carol Best - of Rochester, Minnesota  has a professional quilt business "Simply The Best".

Her Specialty Technique is Beyond the Mouse - drawing on a Tablet for Art and Stitch. Her addendum describes how to use a tablet to draw or trace designs that can then be opened as vector artwork in Art and Stitch. Carol's addendum also describes how to create an e-Catalog for your tablet, so that you can present your entire pattern collection to your customer wherever your are, and also search your collection by (partial) design name.

Carol loves to travel and is available to teach Art and Stitch classes nationwide but also in one-on-one online classes. Contact her via her website:

David Smith - Bainbridge Island, WA 

Intimidated by the Bezier tool? Or didn't you even try the tool at all? Then you will love that David, son of our Certified Teacher Susan Smith, is an ace in teaching how to use the Bezier tool. Follow the exercises in his addendum and start your own Bezier experience.


For class information visit:

Marjorie Busby - of Carrboro, NC, pattern designer and expert in AccuQuilt Go fabric cutter and electronic cutting machines.

Specialty Technique:  Applique techniques in Art and Stitch.

Majorie made several YouTube movies about applique too.


Contact information: 


Addendum 20 "Creating a DXF cut file from an Embroidery FIle" can be doiwnloaded from Marjorie's website:

Cookie Gaynor - Atlanta, GA - Cookies Creations 

Cookie is an experienced sewing expert, started embroidery digitizing in about the same time where I started Artistitch. Lots of helpful tips and tricks can be found on Cookies website.

Her Special Technique in the Addendum is to plan, think through and create "In The Hoop" projects with Art and Stitch.

Alice Boothe is a professional longarm quilter and pattern designer.


Her Specialty Technique: Art and Stitch - Ease of Quilting an Appliqued Top. In her Addendum Alice shows how to create closed shapes around applique or embroidery in a quilt and fill the surrounding area with different types of hatches and motifs.


Brenda DeCook - Byron, MN - longarm quilter: "I love using A&S as a tool for creating quilting designs but see it as so much more; I modify purchased designs, audition designs, test compositions of designs and I really like creating projects that can be stitched on my Statler quilting machine. I’ve made aprons, placemats, notebook covers, mug cozies, a computer case and a passport cover".

Her Special Technique: Auditioning quilting designs with Art and Stitch.

You can contact Brenda by email: Brenda.decook @

Georgette Dell'Orco - Quilter's Niche - Georgette is not a teacher of Art and Stitch but a talented designer, who donated a beautiful quilt pattern set for the Art and Stitch Library, folder Designers Collection. In the PDF you will find inspiration how to use the designs of the "Celebrate Spring" collection.

Kari Schell - Minneapolis area 

"How do I quilt this" is a daily challenge for many longarm quilters. In her addendum Kari shows how to analyze a quilt, see the spaces and shapes to be quilted and she takes you through a check list to find the best quilting ideas.


For class information, but also her very helpful blog and videos, visit her On Point Quilter website:

Vickie Haskins -

Vickie's addendum is a step by step description how to create whole cloth quilts in Art and Stitch. Lots of useful tips and tricks. Vickie used her whole cloth designing technique to create an education exhibit at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History. It is featured in Machine Quilting Unlimited in the January/February 2015 issue.

On Vickie's website you can find more helpful documents about the use of Art and Stitch, plus videos and class information

Linda Gosselin - Northbridge, MA

Linda is an enthusiastic user and teacher of the Handi Quilter Pro-Stitcher. In her addendum you will find helpful chapters for all Pro-Stitcher users with tips how to get the most out of Art and Stitch on the Pro-Stitcher. For example using Art and Stitch to make changes in Pro-Stitcher on the fly, or changing a Pro-Stitcher Motif into a Repeatable into a Sashing with Art and Stitch, and more.

Class and teaching information can be found on her website

Iris Noitalay - North Carolina 

Iris developed a great way to create beautiful panto / e2e patterns in Art and Stitch: her Puzzle Panto technique. Her addendum describes the process from start to finish. Example paths en puzzle pieces are included in the Library of Art and Stitch.


For class information, contact her via

Lynn Mintz - Florida and New Jersey 

Specialty technique: creating personalized meanders. She describes how to create a template and fill it with placeholders, fill the placeholders with designs matching the theme of the quilt. Add a name and tie everything together.


For class information, contact her via

Michele Vangraan - Destin, FL


Michele, a talented and experienced graphic designer, quilter and teacher described in her Addendum how to create continuous line landscape designs, to be used as fills in Art and Stitch. One landscape fill can be used to create multiple designs. Very impressive!


Michele can be contacted via her website


Watch the design used in her Addendum (and included in the Art and Stitch Library) come to life in this video:

Aggy Burczyk - living in Italy, is a professional quilter and teacher, and works for Bernina International in Switzerland, in the Development team of the Bernina Q-series.

Specialty Technique:  Creating a Wholecloth Quilt in Art and Stitch and Bernina Q-matic.


Contact information:




Amanda Murphy 

Quilt and Fabric Designer, Author of popular quilt books, BERNINA Quilting and Longarm Spokes-person.

In her addendum, Amanda walks you through her design process, from the initial fabric design, and quilt design, to piecing and quilting, including the design of coordinating quilting collections and a wholecloth quilt in Art and Stitch!

Amanda is sharing four of her Spool designs in ANS format: included (zipped) with the downloadable Addendum 29 at the top of this page.


Join her in her Facebook group where she posts quilting videos and tips.


Marilynn Strowmatt - KKs Gifts Quilting Studio, Hillsboro, IL

Marilyn has sewn all her life and began quilting in the 80's. As a military wife  she began sharing her “gifts” of knowledge of crafts she had learned in the many places they had lived, by teaching sewing, machine embroidery, and several digitizing programs. Teaching, designing patterns, quilting and custom embroidery designs, and creative quilting for her customers is her passion.  
Her Addendum describes the technique of creating 3D fringe embroidery designs in Art and Stitch PLUS.

Click here to visit Marilyn's Facebook page.

Apart from Longarm quilting, Linda has another passion: Zentangle. And she has now written an extra Addendum, "Zentangle Inspired Quilting with Art and Stitch", a perfect combination of two passions. You can download the addendum at the top of this page. It is Addendum number 31.

21 Marjory Busby

(20 on her website)

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(Designs incl)

Amanda Murphy

Note: Addendum 4 and Addendum 8 are now integrated in the User Guide.  Addendum 20, written by Marjorie Busby, can be downloaded from Marjorie's website. See link in the information about Marjorie below.