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Meet Our Staff

Sandy Kohls - Instructor


Sandy is a skilled seamstress and quilt maker. Through high school she made most of her own clothing and continued sewing for her children and friends as an adult. Suits, coats, formals, wedding dresses, she has sewn them all. This was until she discovered quilting several decades ago.

 

Her favorite patterns and techniques include log cabin designs, needle turned and Celtic applique. Using lots of pretty colors, such as Jinny Beyer’s lovely palette, is a bonus. She loves her job as a maternity nurse, but her passion is quilting.

 

Over the years she has taught at several area quilt shops, including Pamella’s Place in Waukesha, Attic Quilts in Beloit, and The Stitch and Stencil Shop in Janesville. She finds helping quilters “birth” a new project to be wonderful and exciting!

Vicki Freed - Experienced Quilter & Tailor


Our quilt finishing specialist! Sewing her first garment in 5th grade, Vicki has decades of experience behind-the-wheel of a sewing machine. She paid her way through college working at a tailor shop in Madison Wisconsin, learning garment alterations from an old-school master tailor. After working at bridal shops and tailor shops, she has spent 20 years as a self employed tailor.

Vicki pieced her first quilt in 1979. Since then, she has had the pleasure of creating numerous other quilts. She has experimented with many types of quilts and techniques; traditional, modern, machine embroidered, miniature, applique, hand quilted, and paper foundation piecing.

Vicki is now learning the art of longarm quilting under the guidance of Janie Donaldson Mullen, owner of Quilt Central an award winning quilter. You ca see some Vicki's work hanging in the store.

Dave Mullen - Delivery & Repair Expert


Dave Mullen is our delivery professional.

He has delivered, set up, and upgraded machines, many different brands in 18 different States. Since 2003 he has delivered well over 200 machines. He loves traveling and meeting all of the wonderful new and used machine owners. He installs, adjusts, and trains in the place of the installation.

Call Quilt Central Academy to purchase your new or used quilting machine.

1-(608) 563- 4415