I asked Melissa to tell a little about herself. This is her first year at the festival and she is teaching 5 classes. It makes me tired to think about. Here is her story.
"I was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah.
I moved to Cedar City, Utah for college and met the love of my life.
We were married and started the crazy journey that is Medical School.
The next 10 years we moved several times, including back and forth across the country twice.
Along the way we had 5 beautiful children.
We now live in Cedar City, Utah and plan to raise our children and live our days out here!!
I love being a wife, mother, and homemaker!!
And on a quirky note, I love using exclamation points, smiley faces, and the phrase Yippee Skippee!!!
Before moving across the country that first time I asked my mother to teach me to quilt.
I figured I was about to have some lonely evenings on my hands and needed some hobbies.
I began slowly and enjoyed being able to create adorable baby blankets for friends.
I created Happy Quilting in July of 2010 after my husband got on my case for hijacking our family blog.
I can't believe how quickly it has grown!!!
I have loved the opportunity Happy Quilting has given me to expand my skills and share them with others!! It never ceases to bring a smile to my face when I get an email from someone who is brand new to quilting and has followed one of my tutorials to create their first quilt. It is just so exciting to be part of their creative journey. I love being able to share my love of quilting with so many. And now this love has spread to pattern creating and teaching!! I absolutely love teaching!! Getting to be all crazy about fabric in a group of fellow fabric enthusiast is the greatest!! It is for sure a gathering of kindred spirits!
I will be teaching 5 classes at Quilt Walk this year and I am so incredibly excited.
I think that my favorite part of teaching is seeing everyone's own individual way of creating a single quilt. It never ceases to amaze me!!
I am so excited for this opportunity to come and teach at the Panguitch Quilt Walk. I look forward to getting to meet new friends as we share our mutual love for quilting! To see more about my daily quilting adventures visit me at my blog Happy Quilting :) ''
Good luck deciding which one to take.