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OUR NIMBLE STAFF AND VOLUNTEER BOARD MAKE A LOT OUT OF A LITTLE

Amy Milne

Executive DIrector


Amy Milne has been the executive director of the Quilt Alliance since 2006. She has two decades of experience as a nonprofit administrator, educator and artist. Amy has overseen the...
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Emma Parker

Oral History Project Manager


Emma Parker has worked for the Quilt Alliance since 2012, and has helped to develop the Go Tell It at the Quilt Show! program and streamline and revise the QSOS...
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Debby Josephs

Office Manager


Debby Josephs, Office Manager, has worked in the nonprofit field for more than 15 years.  Before moving to Asheville in 2006, Debby worked as office manager for Partnership in Philanthropy...
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Michael Newman

President


Mike is the founder and president of stkr.it inc., the manufacturer of StoryPatches quilt labels.  Mike began his career in Washington, DC, working for the Sierra Club running their political...
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Mark Dunn

Vice President


Mark Dunn, president and owner of Moda Fabrics in Dallas, Texas, began his career in Asheville, North Carolina, in 1966 as a third generation thread and yarn sales representative. In...
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Lisa Ellis

Treasurer


Lisa Ellis is a quilt artist, teacher and lecturer. She is passionate about quilting and using quilts to make the world a better place. She frequently lectures on healing quilts...
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Earamichia Brown

Secretary


Earamichia "Encyclopedia" Brown: My love of fiber arts and all things craft began as a child.  My family had a set of the World Book Encyclopedia series and the Childcraft...
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Nancy Bavor

Board Member


Nancy Bavor is Curator of Collections and Exhibits Coordinator at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles. She holds a Bachelors degree in art history from Northwestern University and...
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Micki Batte

Board Member


Mary Kay (Micki) Batte is a retired Financial Analyst from Pratt Whitney Aircraft. Taking her first quilting class in 1983 quilting became a major part of her life not only...
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Mary Kay Davis

Board member


Mary Kay began quilting in 1996 on a “quilt-as-you-go” project and hasn’t stopped since. She loves a good challenge and has entered numerous quilt shows and contests. Her quilts have...
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Brenda Groelz


Brenda Groelz is the Director of Marketing and Education for Handi Quilter, Inc. She has more than 25 years experience in the quilting industry. Brenda has owned a quilt pattern...
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Pauline Macaulay

Board Member


Pauline Macaulay had a long career in education in inner city schools in London and teacher education and subsequently achieved a PhD in social anthropology and education.  She has been...
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Carolyn L. Mazloomi

Board Member


Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi is a historian, curator, author, lecturer, artist, mentor, founder, and facilitator — and has left her mark on many lives. Trained as an aerospace engineer, Carolyn Mazloomi...
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Dean Rehberger

Partner Representative


Dean Rehberger is the Director of MATRIX and also Associate Professor in the Department of History at MSU. Dean specializes in developing digital technologies for research and teaching. He has run numerous...
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Laurie Russman

Board Member


Laurie is a fiber artist who combines her passion for animals and quilting by producing pet portraits though a technique she calls "Pet-lique."  A frequent teacher at International Quilt Festival's...
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