About the Author: Nancy Reester is a retired Reading and Language Arts Specialist. During her years as a 6th and 7th grade Language Arts Teacher she organized mystery lunches for her students after studying the mystery genre. Currently she produces and acts in a Murder Mystery Dinner theater with the Riverwood Players in her community of Riverwood in Port Charlotte, Florida.
Nancy has been quilting since 1990. She travels to shows and workshops all over the country as well as France, Australia and Guatemala. She is a member of the Peace River Quilters Guild. In 2013 she co-chaired the Peace River Quilters Festival in Punta Gorda, Florida. She has chaired the judging for the show for 10 years She is currently the President of the Peace River Quilters Guild.. Her quilts have earned a number of nice ribbons.
The author also gives a comedy talk for guilds entitled, "How to dress when traveling with your guild." She teaches art quilt classes. Move Over Monetuses the Tigress as and example but students are encouraged to use a photo of their own to create a quilt which emphases light and contrast. Practice Not Perfect, Learn Free Motion Quilting: Practice Not Perfect is a three session class, usually one day for three months which gives the participant a chance to practice in between. These classes are designed to help the quilter learn or improve free motion quilting on a domestic sewing machine. Classes one and two introduce and work on types of designs for fillers, blocks, borders and various other areas. Tension, stitch length, threads, needles and marking tools will be discussed. Each student will stitch a notebook of designs for reference. They will also make a small sampler to demonstrate where each type of design or stitch will work on a quilt as well as being a reference. In the third class quilters will bring a finished quilt top and we will design and mark the quilting for that piece and possibly get started on the quilting. What the Judge Looks For is a one day class. Using a variety of judging forms we cover all the aspects of what the judge examines from color and design to craftsmanship. Examples of most genre are included. Students bring two quilts each and between each section of the judging form we stop and students work inteams to jusge a variety of quilts ending with a judging scavenger hunt.
When not quilting she enjoys spending time with her six grandchildren who are scattered all over the country, Golf three or four times a week and a lot of time in the pool keep her busy. She and her husband, Keith, enjoy the sun, warmth and beaches of Port Charlotte, Florida.
If you wish to contact Nancy email her at email@example.com or call her at 941-743-3504.