Teri Tope

Teri has enjoyed a lifetime of sewing and has been a quiltmaker since 1983. She prided herself on having the best dressed Barbies in the neighborhood. The purple crushed velvet wedding party of 1972 was quite a hit. Living in rural southern Ohio, Teri and her sisters ruled the runway at the local county fair with their amazing 4-H project. Although Teri will tell you Joyful Jumper was not that joyful, her mother made her replace that zipper so many times, we are surprised the fabric held together. 4-H taught Teri how to sew the right way, so that now she can break all the rules.

Teri refers to herself as a contemporary quilter. She loves traditional techniques and hand work but likes to create wonderful quilts using them in new ways. Why reverse applique a tiny heart when you can splash reverse applique feathers across the entire quilt.

Her quilts have been exhibited in shows across the United States and Japan. An award-winning quilter, Teri is also a much sought-after instructor. She exudes energy, passion, and creativity. Teri has written 5 books. The first four were published by The American Quilter’s Society: Applique in Reverse, Home Sewn Celebrations, Bag It! No-Sew Gift Bags and Thread Portraits. Her newest book, Thank You Elizabeth is self-published. Teri also owns and operates www.teritope.coman online business that features over sixty-five of her original and delightful patterns. This Buckeye lives in Gahanna, Ohio, with husband Tim, three daughters, Andrea, Erin, and Hannah, and five of the cutest grandchildren ever!

Posted June 21, 2021 in: by Barbara

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