Congratulations to Margie Engel, author of Bodacious Applique a la Carte (AQS 2008)! She has been named the 2009 Professional Teacher of the Year by Professional Quilter Magazine.
Margie has been teaching, especially in Florida, on cruises, and at retreats, for years. She is especially known for her work encouraging children to learn to quilt through the all-volunteer organization she founded, EduQuilt.
Her enthusiasm is infectious, her ability to make color and design easy to comprehend is amazing, and she's a kind, caring soul. If you can't meet her in person in class at an upcoming AQS show, you can get to know her through her wildly colorful, happy book (item #7769 - 800-626-5420).
July 5, 2009: Breaking news: Pam Clarke, also an AQS author, won the HMQS Teacher of the Year Award! Congratulations, Pam! See the post about her at the July 2 post.