Lisa McKissick

Lisa McKissick is an award-winning quilter, carrying on a 125-year family tradition of quilting.  Lisa learned the art of quilting from her Mom and sister; she is an expert in machine piecing, machine applique’ and paper piecing.
In her past life Lisa taught computers and networking.  When she began working at a quilt shop in 2010, she thought teaching people to quilt was a natural progression in her career! 
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Besides, doesn’t EVERYONE go from teaching computers to teaching quilting?  While it is much more fun teaching quilting than teaching computers, Lisa feels like computers are a little less dangerous -- she never got poked with a pin while teaching computer programs!
Lisa is an extraordinary quilt teacher having taught several hundred quilting classes and well over 2,500 students. She is an exciting and humorous lecturer and a talented pattern designer and developer.  You will find Lisa working part time at a quilt shop in Sonoma, California where she teaches and is a buyer of fabric, notions and quilting supplies.  She regularly attends Quilt Market to find the latest and greatest quilting notions and tools.
Lisa has 3 amazing children (don’t we all say that!?!)  But really, they are wonderful and… THEY ALL QUILT!  Lisa’s mission is to teach as many people as possible to quilt!!

Thursday, November 21

Tool Time!
Have you ever stared at the notions wall at your local fabric store and wondered what all those tools do, and which is the right one to buy? If so, then Lisa is your Tool Time Girl! This entertaining and informative 50-minute lecture features over 25 of Lisa’s favorite tools and corresponding quilts.  Of course, there will be rulers, cutters and marking devices–but be ready for several exceptional little gems along the way!
Let this pattern author, retail buyer and quilter with over 25 years of quilting experience captivate you with this clever, instructive presentation.

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Saturday, November 23

Simple Yet Stunning: Curved Piecing Using the Quick Curve Ruler

Workshop instructor, Lisa McKissick, has designed a quilt especially for our Guild workshop using the Sew Kind of Wonderful Quick Curve Ruler.  The pattern named after our Guild – “Golden Valley Flower Dance” – utilizes this tool and several techniques to create easily cut and pieced curves.  This class is for all skill levels.  Lisa’s pattern would be fantastic using contrasting or complimentary colors/patterns and is easily adapted to holiday color schemes, as well as traditional or contemporary motifs.

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