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Meet Our Authors

We are proud of our three published authors and invite you to meet them.

Georgia Bonesteel

Georgia BonesteelGeorgia is the host and creator of the instructional PBS television show, Lap Quilting, that originated in 1979. Series 11 and 12 are still airing across the country and in North Carolina. She was the founding President of the WNC Quilters Guild. For 20 years she and her husband operated Bonesteel Hardware & Quilt Corner. She has authored 9 books and the continuity program, Spinning Spools. She received the Silver Star Salute in 2001, the Bernina Leadership Award in 2002 and was inducted into the Quilters Hall of Fame in 2003. Her most recent endeavor has been the PBS documentary, The Great American Quilt Revival.

www.georgiabonesteel.com

Teresa Reilly

Teresa ReillySeasons bookSadly, we lost Teresa in June of 2005. A loving wife, mother of 5 and grandmother, she will be dearly missed by her many member friends and by the Guild for her contributions of ideas and designs.

A quilter, teacher and author of Five Seasons of Wall Quilts, Teresa was responsible for designing many of our Guild's lovely raffle quilts. She is fondly remembered by many students from the classes she taught and was recently honored at the Arboretum in Asheville with an exhibit of her quilts. In addition to all of these gifts, Teresa will be remembered by many of us for her beautiful smile and upbeat attitude even in the face of adversity.

Diana Venters

Diana VentersDiana is a retired math teacher. Writing books teaching math through quilting was a natural for her. Diana's books, Mathematical Quilts and More Mathematical Quilts, have blackline activity masters and directions for making More Math Quilts bookthe quilts. Books are geared toward middle and high school math students and are accompanied.by colorful posters. The quilts in the latest book represent mathematical concepts such as fractals and 3rd and 4th dimensions.

You can contact Diana at dianaventers@aol.com.

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Updated November 7, 2006