Introducing: Waynna Kershner

Waynna is an accomplished teacher and quilter. I have appreciated how she reached out and mentored me when I was a new National Educator. She lives in Pennsylvania and has an active Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/vineyardquiltingPA/

Artist Statement
The Handi Quilter National Educator challenge this year was to make a black and white quilt with a “pop” of color. “Showtime,” in black and white was pieced and ready to be quilted! It just needed a “pop” of color. The layout is arranged using Drunkard’s Path quilt blocks. The CinemAcademy theme for the 2023 Handi
Quilter Academy was just the ticket to get it quilted, add the “pop” of color and give it a name!

Batting: Two layers of Hobbs 80/20, Wool and Cotton batting.
Thread: Glide thread in the top and Decobob in the bobbin.

Quilting Designs:

  1. HCCurlsP2P-FQC_3497 by: TJ Speiser/Stitch Happy
  2. Drunkards Path-PlusBlock by: Jen Eskridge/Quiltable
  3. Feathery Drunkards Path Frame by: Quiltable
  4. DrunkardsPath-Circle Corner by: Jen Eskridge/Quiltable

Get to Know Waynna

Waynna Kershner’s first exposure to quilts occurred many years ago, when her husband gifted her with two quilts he found at an antique shop for her birthday. She took an immediate liking to the well-loved and well-used quilts; however, never thought she would make one, let alone machine quilt on a long arm system. Many years went by and in 2005 Waynna took her first quilting class at her local quilt shop. She had the quilt professionally quilted. When she finished her second quilt, Waynna knew she wanted to do her own quilting!

One day, a friend called to tell her about a quilting machine she saw at a county fair, strongly suggesting Waynna take a look at it. She went to the shop where it was on display, and put her hands on the handlebars of an HQ Sixteen®. It was love at first grip! She purchased the machine that day.

When she heard that the Pro-Stitcher® was released, she immediately went in for a demo. That was it! Computerized quilting was the way to go for her. Waynna purchased the Pro-Stitcher® that day and has not looked back. She now has a HQ Fusion® with Pro-Stitcher® and Pro-Stitcher Designer™ software and has been quilting professionally since 2011.

Waynna’s passion for quilting has led her to teach quilt making classes at a local quilt shop and to help quilters with their projects and quilting aspirations. She enjoys working with machine quilters of all skill levels, but she especially enjoys working with new and current Pro-Stitcher owners. She loves to build confidence in quilters, using the power of Pro-Stitcher to put the finishing touch on their works of art. In addition to her specialty of working with Pro-Stitcher, she enjoys working with Pro-Stitcher Designer software to digitize her own designs.

Waynna retired from her career in the healthcare industry, and now resides in Western Pennsylvania on a
39-acre vineyard, with her very supportive husband, Denny, and farm dog Stanley. Waynna and Denny have two adult children and one granddaughter.

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