With degrees in Textile Sciences, Sue Rasmussen comes to quilting with an in-depth understanding of the industry and brings to her students inside knowledge of the ‘Ins and Outs’, the ‘Do’s and Don’ts’, and the ‘Why(s)’ of quilting. Teaching for over 30 years, Sue has become a diversified quilter, making hundreds of quilts, ranging in techniques from traditional, art quilts, landscapes and pictorials, quilted clothing and beautiful machine quilting.
Sue loves to inspire her class participants to stretch beyond traditional confinements through quick methods of paper foundation piecing, machine pieced landscapes/pictorial quilts, and beautiful, intricate machine quilting.
Sue admits that her love for teaching comes from the interaction with each student, sharing her extensive knowledge of quilting, and delighting in seeing her students' faces light up in class. "There is nothing more gratifying than seeing quilts from my students that employ one of my techniques or ideas, demonstrating that they have continued to grow as quilters because of something they learned in my class!"
Sue has competed nationally and internationally, having quilts accepted at Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival, Paducah, Houston, Pacific International Quilt Festival, World Quilt and Textile Show and Road to California. Sue’s quilts have won many awards; from Viewers Choice at PIQF to the prestigious Judges’ Award in Tokyo, Japan. Sue has been a guest on Ricky Tims’ The Quilt Show, Simply Quilts with Alex Anderson, American Patchwork and Quilting with Pat Sloan, and the Carol Duvall Show, and had quilts and articles published in numerous magazines. Sue has degrees in Textile Sciences and Agricultural Economics from University of California, Davis