building sewing confidence, tip by tip
CURRICULUM VITAE (RÉSUMÉ) 
Chris Dodsley, owner @made by ChrissieD

MY CLASSES & DEMONSTRATIONS - UPCOMING AND PAST:
Date
Time Class
 Location
7 May
2016
12 noon
to 1 pm
Joining Binding Ends,
My Foolproof Method & Other Binding Tips - Guild Demo
NYC Metro Modern Quilters Guild, Manhattan
5 Mar
2016
12 noon
to 1 pm
Beginner's Guide To Y-Seams - Guild Demo NYC Metro Modern Quilters Guild, Manhattan
March-July 20166 pm
to 10 pm
Social Sewing @Gotham Quilts Gotham Quilts,
Manhattan
Sept 2014 - Feb 20163 pm
to 10 pm
Late Night Sewing @The City Quilter -
one Friday each month - the store closed in 2016.
The City Quilter, Manhattan
3-17 Dec 201512-2 pm
& 6-8 pm
Jelly Roll Quilt The City Quilter, Manhattan
12 Sept 201511 am
to 5 pm
 Laminated Boxy Zipper Cosmetic Bag & Tissue Case The City Quilter, Manhattan
29 Aug 201511.30 am
to 5.30 pm
Saturday Sew-In With Chris Dodsley The City Quilter, Manhattan
16/23 Apr 20151 pm
to 4 pm
Hidden Zippered Quilted Pillow The City Quilter, Manhattan
25 Apr 201511 am
to 5 pm
 Laminated Boxy Zipper Cosmetic Bag & Tissue Case The City Quilter, Manhattan
13 Apr 201512 noon
to  8 pm
Open Sewing Forum The City Quilter, Manhattan
5-19 Feb 201512-2 pm
& 6-8 pm
Jelly Roll Quilt The City Quilter, Manhattan
17 Jan 201511 am
to 5 pm
Circle Applique Quilt The City Quilter, Manhattan
14 Dec 201412 noon to
4 pm
Easy Bordered Pillowcases The City Quilter, Manhattan
17 Nov 201412 noon
to 8 pm
Open Sewing Forum The City Quilter, Manhattan
8 Nov 201411 am
to 5 pm
No Bind Baby Quilt The City Quilter, Manhattan
14/28 Sep 201412 noon
to 4 pm
Hidden Zippered Quilted Pillow The City Quilter, Manhattan
2 Aug 201411 am
to 5 pm
QAYG Wholecloth Strippy Quilt The City Quilter, Manhattan
 28 Jun 201411 am
to 5 pm
  Laminated Boxy Zipper Cosmetic Bag & Tissue Case   The City Quilter, Manhattan
 27 Mar 201412 noon
 to 2 pm
  Beginner's Guide To Patchwork By Machine:
Nine Patch and HST Pinwheel Blocks  
The City Quilter, Manhattan

 EMPLOYMENT:
From
To Employer
 Location
Apr
2012
Present owner @www.madebyChrissieD.com Newport, Jersey City, NJ, USA
June 2013 Dec
2014
Bernina Sales/Store Assistant @The City Quilter Manhattan,
NY, USA
Sept
1997
July
2011
Interior Designer and owner @Home Design UK Marlborough, Wiltshire, England

QUALIFICATIONS:
Date
Grade
 Qualification
 Location
2010-2011 A* (100%)
OCR Advanced GCE - Art & Design: Critical & Contextual Studies
Andover College,
Hampshire, England
2009-2010 A (100%)
OCR Advanced Subsidiary GCE - Art & Design: Critical & Contextual Studies
Andover College,
Hampshire, England
2008-2010 Distinction
Edexcel Level 3 BTEC Foundation Diploma in Art & Design
Andover College,
Hampshire, England
2007-2008 Distinction (*)
Edexcel Level 2 BTEC First Diploma in Art & Design
Newbury College,
Berkshire, England

AWARDS & LISTINGS:
September 2016
Featherweight Champ Of The Quilt World - Quilt Match - Quilters Take Manhattan 2016 - Quilt Alliance
March 2016
Quilt Designer @FaveQuilts.com - my profile page
March 2013
2nd Place Winner in the Something NEW Sampler Quilt Blog Hop hosted by Amy @13 Spools - for a QAYG Sampler Quilt
June 2012
1st Place Winner in the Bernina Day Creative Challenge at The City Quilter, Manhattan, NYC - for 2 textile art book covers
2010
Alan Guyatt Achievement Award - sponsored by The University of Winchester, England - presented to a mature learner demonstrating outstanding achievement
2007
Winning Xmas card design for the College Principal, Newbury College, Berkshire, England

PUBLISHED WORK:
Cool Blues Tote 
design and pattern
Modern By The Yard
e-zine by Benartex Fabric
 Volume 1, Issue 2 
June 2016 
Mini Butterfly Cushion
Hendes Verden - weekly 
Danish women's magazine
  NR 18 
2 May 2016 
Window at Twilight 
quilt design and pattern
Modern By The Yard
e-zine by Benartex Fabric
 Volume 1, Issue 1 
March 2016 
Building Blocks Sampler Project 
 British Patchwork & Quilting 
Issue 259 
August 2015
Ceramics at Art School 2010 
Ceramic Review 
Issue 246 
 November/December 2010 

APPEARANCES, PRESENTATIONS, EXHIBITIONS:
   March 2017
NYC Metro Modern Quilters Guild Quilt Exhibition
@The Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey, Somerset, NJ
  Sept 2016 
Contender (Winner)
Quilt Match 2016 
 June 2011 
Earth's Abstraction 
 Andover College, Hampshire, England 
 June 2010 
The Little Show of Big Art 
Andover College, Hampshire, England 
June 2009
from above 
Chantry Cottage, Andover High Street, Hampshire, England 
July 2008
Interconnection
Newbury College, Berkshire, England

GROUPS & AFFILIATIONS:
 The Modern Quilt Guild 
Individual Member 2015 to present / Group Member 2012 to 2015
Quilt Alliance
2012 to present
 NYC Metro Modern Quilters Guild
Vice President 2016-2017 / Member 2012 -2017
Craft Industry Alliance
2016 to present

TRAINING COURSES ATTENDED:
Date
Course
Tutor
Location
April 2016
Free Motion Quilting Workshop
July 2015
June 2015
Doodle Piecing
The City Quilter, Manhattan
May 2015
Melissa LeapmanLion Brand Yarn Studio
Sept 2014
Clothes To Quilts WorkshopLuke HaynesBrooklyn Craft Company, NYC, USA
March 2014
Bernina Sales Training
with Kaysie Oldani, National Sales Trainer
 Bernina of AmericaThe City Quilter, Manhattan
October 2013
Bernina Sales Training with
Therese Canfield, District Sales Manager
 Bernina of AmericaThe City Quilter, Manhattan
October 2013
Pleated Patchwork QuiltAndrea DealThe City Quilter, Manhattan
7 Feb 2013
English Paper Piecing HexagonsJudy DoeniasThe City Quilter, Manhattan
Nov 2012
Finished EdgesChristine JanoveThe City Quilter, Manhattan
August 2012
Time For A Chain Quilt
Charles Johns
The City Quilter, Manhattan
June 2012
Sparkle Plenty Star Quilt
Karen Haynes
The City Quilter, Manhattan
June 2012
Free Motion Quilting: The Next Step
Christine Janove
The City Quilter, Manhattan
May 2012
Transparency Quilts
John Kubiniec
The City Quilter, Manhattan
May 2012
Further Adventures in Free Motion
Christine Janove
The City Quilter, Manhattan
April 2012
Laminated Zipper Pouch
Andrea Deal
The City Quilter, Manhattan
April 2012
Intermediate Patchwork by Machine
Christine Janove
The City Quilter, Manhattan
March 2012
Know Your Bernina: BSR & Free Motion Quilting
Christine Janove
The City Quilter, Manhattan
February 2012
Juicebox Quilt
Karen Haynes
The City Quilter, Manhattan
Autumn 2011
Introduction to Patchwork by Machine
Christine Janove
The City Quilter, Manhattan
Autumn 2011
Art TextilesCorinne Renow-ClarkeCorrespondence course - Cirencester, Gloucestershire, Cotswolds, England
May 2011
Sketchbook Watercolour Painting for TravellersViv PhilpottPouncey's, Andover, Hampshire, England
April-July 2011
Introduction to Watercolour PaintingViv PhilpottAndover, Hampshire, England
2010-2011
Art Textiles with Hand & Machine EmbroideryCorinne Renow-ClarkeNew Brewery Arts, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, Cotswolds, England
2010-2011
Life DrawingCelestino ValentiNew Brewery Arts, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, Cotswolds, England
2010-2011
Still Life Drawing
Celestino Valenti
New Brewery Arts, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, Cotswolds, England
2010
Creative Ceramics

Newbury College, Berkshire, England
2006-2007
Art for the TerrifiedGlyn OvertonNewbury College, Berkshire, England
2006
Drawing and Painting
The Clay and Glass Studio,
Ogbourne St George, Wiltshire, England

GUEST POSTS, BLOG HOPS, REQUESTED REVIEWS, PATTERN TESTING & SAMPLE MAKING:
May 2017
Pattern Testing for Juliet @TheTartankiwi
Apr 2017
Pattern Testing for Juliet @TheTartankiwi
Apr 2016
Sew Much Fun Blog Hop
hosted by Jen Frost @Faith and Fabric
Jan 2017
The Colour Drop Quilt
for Melanie Testa + Carol Soderlund
Crafting A Life
Dec 2016
Hand Tied Snuggly Quilt Pattern for
Angela PingelWindham Fabrics
Dec 2016
Holiday Table Topper / Wall Hanging for
Benartex - Sew in Love {with Fabric}
Nov 2016
Reviewing Subscription Fabric Box service
for Cotton Cuts
Nov 2016
Trapped Square Block for
Benartex - Sew in Love {with Fabric}
Oct 2016
Quilt Top for Quilt Market showcasing
Half Drop Floral hand print by Melanie Testa
18 Oct 2016
Sewing Room Mug Rug for
Benartex - Sew in Love {with Fabric}
10 Oct 2016
30 Sept 2016
5 Sept 2016
24 Aug 2016
Double Zipper Pencil Case tute on
Benartex - Sew in Love {with Fabric}
27 July 2016
25 July 2016
15 July 2016
Selvedge Card Tute for blog hop hosted
by Sarah Craig @Confessions Of A Fabric Addict
11 July 2016
Wallet & Key Ring patterns published on
Benartex - Sew in Love {with Fabric}
9 May 2016
29 Mar 2016
Guest Host for Alyce @Blossom Heart Quilts
Mar 2016
Pattern Testing for Juliet @TheTartankiwi
Oct 2015
Pattern Testing for Juliet @TheTartankiwi
Oct 2015
Sept 2015
Aug 2015
Selvedge Zippy Pouch Tute
for Selvage Along hosted by
Jess @Quilty Habit and Renee @Quilts of a Feather
Jul 2015
Santa Sack project tute on
Benartex - Sew in Love {with Fabric}
Jun 2015
Yuma Quilt Blog Posts & Tutes
for @Gotham Quilts
May 2015
Aug 2014
Pattern Testing for Juliet @TheTartankiwi
Jun 2014
Remains Of The Day Quilt - 
The Meadowlark Collection
Quilt for Quilt Market showcasing
Meadowlark by Melanie Testa for Windham Fabrics
 Apr 2014 
Pattern Testing for Juliet @TheTartankiwi
 Aug 2013
Video Class review
for Daily Craft TV, Fons & Porter 
 Aug 2013
Mar 2013
Pattern Testing for Juliet @TheTartankiwi
 Feb 2013
Pattern Testing for Juliet @TheTartankiwi
Dec 2012
Pattern Testing for Juliet @TheTartankiwi
Nov 2012
Pattern Testing for Juliet @TheTartankiwi

WEBINARS, EVENTS & CONFERENCES ATTENDED:
June 2017
NYC Metro Modern Quilters Guild
Summer Retreat
Ladore, Pennsylvania, USA
20 Oct 2016
Color Theory For Modern Quilters -
Kim Eichler-Messmer
The Modern Quilt Guild
23-25 Sept 2016
FIT, Manhattan, NYC, USA
22 Sept 2016
18 Aug 2016
11 Aug 2016
21 July 2016
June 2016
NYC Metro Modern Quilters Guild
Summer Retreat
Ladore, Pennsylvania, USA
6 Mar 2016
Somerset, New Jersey, USA
February 2016
NYC Metro Modern Quilters Guild
Spring Retreat
Mariandale Retreat, Ossining, NY, USA
5 Oct 2015
How To Pitch Magazines Like A Pro Webinar
26 Sept 2015
Quilters Take Manhattan 2015 
FIT, Manhattan, NYC, USA
16 Sept 2015
How To Teach Quilting Webinar
Aug 2015
Seattle WA, USA
July 2015
Onondaga Community College,
Syracuse, NY, USA
29 May 2015
Patricia Belyea, Okan Arts -
Yukata Cotton Talk & Trunk Show
The City Quilter, Manhattan
20 Sept 2014
The City Quilter, Manhattan
Jan 2014
 Manhattan, NYC, USA
1 Nov 2013
The City Quilter, Manhattan
19 Sept 2013
Just SEW It-Buttonhole Basics Webinar
Bernina, USA
2 May 2013
Sarah Fielke Trunk Show
The City Quilter, Manhattan
Jan 2013
Manhattan, NYC, USA
21 Oct 2012
Rhinebeck, NY, USA
26 Sept 2012
The City Quilter, Manhattan
15 Sept 2012
 FIT, Manhattan, NYC, USA
Jan 2012
Vogue Knitting Live
Manhattan, NYC, USA
Oct 2010
Alexandra Palace, London, England


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