Penny Haren

Penny Haren

Penny is teaching classes 3005, 4005, 5005, 6007, 7006.

Matt: How long have you been quilting? What made you begin quilting?

Penny: I have quilted for 30 years. My grandmother was a quilter.

M: Do you have a quilting studio? How big and is there anything unique that you keep in your studio?

P: I am now an empty nester so I have turned the master bedroom into my sewing room.

M: What do you consider your quilting “specialty” or what makes you unique in the quilting world.

P: I am a math brain, so I incorporate that aspect into all my books, notions and fabric designs.

M: What is your favorite color schemes to work with?

P: Anything that can be fussy cut.

M: What do you do while you quilt? Do you listen to music?

P: I enjoy to Talk and listen to T.V.

M: What books or articles have your written?

P: I authored: Penny Haren’s Pieced Appliqué, More Pieced Applique, Intricate Blocks Made Easy, and Week-end Projects, along with many articles.

M: Who is your quilting inspiration?

P: I would have to say Eleanor Burns.

M: What is the funniest moment you have had happen while you were teaching?

P: I recently said that scissors that had handles that were spore and organism resistant were “Sperm and Orgasm” resistant!

M: What was the best class you have ever taken?

P: I’m usually teaching – and haven’t had time to take classes in years!