2018 Inspirational Instructor – Colleen Blackwood

2018 Inspirational Instructor Colleen Blackwood

Each year we honor one of our talented Central Oregon instructors in this exhibit. We pay tribute to a teacher who goes above and beyond to share their knowledge and skill.

Our 2018 Inspirational Instructor Exhibit honors Colleen Blackwood 

Colleen began teaching quilting classes in the early 80’s, before she knew very much.  The joy of sharing with other quilters planted the seed of teaching.  She came to realize that confidence and enjoyment are as big a part of the class experience as being a stickler for perfection.

Colleen counts her good  fortunate to meet and become friends with Jean Wells (Founder of the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show & owner of The Stitchin Post) early in her quilting career, crediting it with the birth of her attachment to the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show.

The week of quilt show is the highlight of her year, filled with inspiration, friends and creativity.  It is an honor to teach every year and touch base with all the people she has come to know.  She is a devoted Bernina fan.

Colleen offers a limited number of original patterns available and teach in several communities in the Northwest.  Visit her website: laughinglizzies.com

2018 Inspirational Instructor

When she is not quilting, she is riding one of my wonderful horses.  Her husband, a custom furniture maker and woodworker,  has come to terms with my complete takeover of the living room.