Get to know each of the instructors for the upcoming Pre-Airing of the Quilts classes taking place June 1-3, 2022 in Winterset, IA.

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Scott Flanagan

Scott Flanagan

Hi, My Name is Scott Flanagan, my quilting journey started at the age of 7 sewing alongside my grandmother making quilts for Lutheran World Relief, but come from a family of crafters and woodworkers. I started 4th and Main Designs in 2011. Since then my patterns have been frequently found in Quilters World, Quiltmaker, McCalls Quilting, and Fons & Porter magazines as well as Nebraska Quilt Company where I work.

I love the endless possibilities available when designing patterns and get super excited when putting together a project and normally end up with a sample within a day or two. As for my favorite part of quilting, really all of it! From designing, to cutting, to piecing, to quilting, to binding (OK that one may be a lie!). But It is all part of the creative process and by skipping a step it feels as though part of the project is missing. 

Nan Earll

Nan Earll was born into a family of stitchers and makers. She went from making doll clothes to her own clothes, to embroidery, to cross stitch, and finally to quilting. Her favorite things to do in the quilting world are foundation paper piecing and needle-turn appliqué. She has been quilting for over 20 years, and has begun sharing her two passions with others.

Jackie Heckathorn

When it comes to sewing and quilting, Jackie Heckathorn has tried just about everything. It started with 4-H fashion sewing in Eastern Washington and became a lifelong hobby. Jackie taught 4-H children how to sew for 20 years and took up quilting early in life but put it away while raising her own two children. In 1995, her and a friend purchased a longarm quilting machine and she hasn’t looked back.

Jackie recently moved to Greenfield, IA from Port Orchard, WA so she could be close to her grandson. She’s truly enjoying the quilt community in Iowa and getting to know everyone.

Val Bonk

Val Bonk started quilting in the 70’s and became a Certified Quilt Appraiser in 2016 and appraising since 2009.

She has years of learning and studying quilt history and fabric for many years and sharing her wealth of knowledge at trunk shows and related lectures.

Val is a mother of two boys and owned her own business for 40 years.