Teresa Coates is nationally known sewing educator, accomplished quilt maker, travel writer, pattern designer and relentless adventurer. She wants you to fall in love with sewing.
As the national educator for Shannon Fabrics, Teresa created “Sew Together Tuesday™” in 2020. She plans, produces, and hosts every episode, inviting the audience in for a fun, encouraging and interactive experience. “Sew Together Tuesday™” is a live, instructional show that replicates an in-person workshop. This show enjoys between 100 and 200 live viewers, with thousands of views on the YouTube channel, youtube.com/shannonfabrics. The virtual class has exposed thousands of sewists to Teresa and the joy of sewing with plush fabrics in a way that her prior travel schedule had restricted. A highly engaged fanbase shares projects and connection through the social media channels, Facebook.com/MakeWithTeresaCoates and Instagram.com @TeresaCoates.
“Sew Together Tuesday™: On the Road” was designed in 2021 to bring the excitement of a live show to independently owned quilt and fabric shops across America. Teresa broadcast live and in-store, with additional in-person workshops.
Teresa has set up a studio in Kansas City, Mo., where she will continue to broadcast live “Sew Together Tuesday™” episodes starting March 14, 2023.
Teresa’s quilts have been shown at the Sisters Outdoor Quilt show in Sisters, Ore., and the Brewery Art Walk in Los Angeles, Calif.
Teresa has been educating and fostering a movement of accessible sewing since 2010. She has inspired her audience to fall in love with sewing at nearly 100 local quilt shops in 42 states from 2016 to present. She has also appeared at various local and national sewing events. Some highlights include:
· Quilt Artists Spotlight, for AccuQuilt Gallery Tour, 2021
· Presenter, Modern Quilt Guilds, 2019-2022
· Educator, Sewing and Stitchery Expo, 2017-2021
· Educator, Road to California, 2017-2023
· Educator, Houston Quilt Festival, 2019-2022
· Educator, Long Beach Quilt Festival, 2022
· Presenter, International Quilt Market, 2017-2022
“American Travels” is a series of art quilts inspired by Teresa’s adventures across American, where she explores a variety of techniques and styles to express her life-changing experiences and deep connection to the varied tapestry of American cultures.
She designs her own line of patterns at Crinkle Dreams pattern collection. She has designs for beginners, and more challenging patterns for experienced sewists. Her tutorials can be found at YouTube.com/TeresaCoates.
Currently residing in Kansas City, Mo., Teresa is a native Oregonian who spent six years in Los Angeles, Calif. She is the solo Mom of two grown children.
She is available for quilt guild presentations, lectures and sewing/quilting workshops. She’d love to hear from you!