Teacher Training

Sew Steady has teamed up with Leonie West of Westalee Design and her Accredited Teachers to offer classes around the country for stores and educators to take. The next three class offerings are listed below. These classes require an application to be completed to confirm your status as an active educator for stores and quilters.


Online Class: Ruler Work Training for Westalee Design, Sew Steady & Sew Much More!

Educator: Donelle McAdams

Available anytime!  Work at your own pace. Donelle is a Westalee Design Accredited Teacher. She will send you the links to all of the Training Sessions and Handouts.  If you have any questions, you will be able to contact her and discuss your concerns and successes.  After completion of this training, you will be listed on the Education Page of the Sew Steady website.  Only one person per registration will be listed.

“My intent of this class series is to not only equip you with the knowledge to become proficient as a Westalee Design Template Quilter, but to also share information that gives you the confidence to prepare your students for successful template quilting experiences.”   — Donelle McAdams

 

We will cover:

  • Machine set up and diagnosing issues that come up in class.
  • Supplies that sell and how to sell them!
  • Demo vs. Teaching: Instruction on how to do both effectively.
  • Selling Westalee products and much more. We will cover why and how Sew Steady & Westalee products are making retailers all over the country lots of $$$. Template quilting is HOT!
  • Proper use of templates & teaching template quilting. In this class, you will be making a 9-block quilt that uses all of the templates from the Starter Set & Sampler Set 1. This quilt project can then be used to teach the Beginning Template Quilting Class in your store in just 4 class sessions. We will teach you how to do the Quilt-as-you-Go method of joining the blocks by using a perfected & very easy technique.

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Cost: $300

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Previous Leonie West Class Participants

Educator Name

Store Name

City, State

Date Educated

Donna Farley Quilter’s Ranch Tempe, AZ 10/27/2017
Rose Skelly Cathey’s Sewing & Vacuum Tucson, AZ 10/27/2017
Pat Finke Sew Vac Ltd. Long Beach, CA 10/27/2018
Cathleene Tokish Sweet Darling Quilts Lutz, FL 10/27/2018
Marty Tarter Prairie Points Peoria, IL 10/27/2018
Donelle McAdams Sew Biz Marion, IN 10/27/2018
Carrie Zizza It’s A Zizza Machine Quilting Amesbury, MA 10/27/2018
Adele Scott Adele Scott Design Studio Orleans, MA 10/27/2018
Sam York Bits N Pieces Quilt Shop Pelham, NH 10/27/2018
Helen Cochran Patchwork Garden East Amherst, NY 10/27/2018
BJ McIntosh Prairie Quilt Inc Hennessey, OK 10/27/2018
Sharon Krupicka Woodburn Sew & Vac Woodburn, OR 10/27/2018
Penny Treaster Happiness Is…Quilting! McKinney, TX 10/27/2018
Wendy Madeiros Happiness Is…Quilting! McKinney, TX 10/27/2018
Rose Ann Cook Quilter’s Emporium Stafford, TX 10/27/2018
Gayle Coleman GC Enterprises Dayton, TX 10/27/2018
Loveta Fowler Alamo Stitchin’ Post San Antonio, TX 10/27/2018
Kathy Smith Patty’s Sewing Center San Antonio, TX 10/27/2018
Teri Walker Country Living Quilts Marquez, TX 10/27/2018
Geraldine Wilkins Living Water Quilter Fredericksburg, VA 10/27/2018
Nulagh Devlin Quilting Source Canada Kelowna, BC, CAN 10/27/2018
Rosemary Burton Oh Sew Sweet Shop Wombwell, Barnsley, UK 10/27/2018
Lorraine Hall Oh Sew Sweet Shop Wombwell, Barnsley, UK 10/27/2018
Shanna Rendon Hi Fashion Sewing Machines and Quilt Shop Grand Junction, CO 10/27/2018
Cindy Kraft Cindy’s Sew Easy Sewing Shoppe Sheffield Village, OH 10/27/2018
Shirley Kelly Shirley’s Sewing Room Moonsomin, SK, CAN 5/16/2018
Mary Hyatt Nutmeg Design South Jordan, UT 5/16/2018
Judy Lantz SewEtc Burlington, ON, CAN 5/16/2018
Joanne Purcell Paw Patch Quilt Shop Mt. Vernon, OH 5/16/2018
Gail Mikuchonis Quality Sewing & Vacuum Puyallup, WA 5/16/2018
Debbie Williams Electric Hospital Sew & Vac Coos Bay, OR 5/16/2018

Ruler Work Teacher Training Participant offered by Donelle McAdams (Westalee Design Accredited Teacher)

Educator Name

Store Name

City, State

Date Educated

Cathy McVay Stitch Therapy Auburn, AL 4/17/2018
Michelle Jones Hickory Hill Quilts Hot Springs, AR 4/17/2018
Shanna Rendon Hi Fashion Sewing Machines and Quilt Shop Grand Junction, CO 4/17/2018
Shirley Kelly Shirley’s Sewing Room Moosomin, SK, CAN 4/17/2018
Beverly Schroeder The Sewing Center Around The Block Fort Walton Beach, FL 4/17/2018
Shirley Horton Embroidery Design Fairy Homestead, FL 4/17/2018
Chris Bennett Speedy Sew Sewing Center, Inc. Saginaw, MI 4/17/2018
Mary Grafton-Krogh Bluffview Quilt Shop Winona, MN 4/17/2018
Janeese Olsson The Calico House Lincoln, NE 4/17/2018
Cheryl Vandervort Seams Sew Easy Fairfield, OH 4/17/2018
Cindy Kraft Cindy’s Sew Easy Sewing Shoppe Sheffield Village, OH 4/17/2018
Theresa Detrie Not Your Mama’s Quilt Store Plano, TX 4/17/2018
Theresa Branum Patti’s Last Resort Acton, TX 4/17/2018
Nancy Strath Bow Bench Retreat Carseland, AB, CAN 4/17/2018
Sharon Dimond Lori’s Country Cottage Sherwood Park, AB, CAN 4/17/2018
Cinda Blewett Lady Bugz Quilts Montrose, CO 5/14/2018
Julie Plotniko Snip & Stitch Sewing Centre Nanaimo, BC, Canada 1/5/2019
Kimber Rickey Hokema’s Sewing and Vacuum Redding, CA 2/25/2019
Linda Mead Cherry Country Quilters Suttons Bay, MI 5/1/2019
Barbara Daigle Sew Orchid Design Norway, ME 6/1/2019