HollyAnne Knight, President and Chair of the Board
HollyAnne Knight is the creative visionary behind the E Pluribus Unum Project and Quilts for Cure. As an artist, she has worked with many mediums, from watercolors to oil paints to wool and now fabric. She believes that all of her creative experiences influence her quilting, giving her a unique and ever-developing approach and style. Her work has been displayed at both the City of Duluth’s City Hall and at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. She is a mother of two, teacher, and entrepreneur, which are key to the heart and operations of this project. In addition to creating the E Pluribus Unum Quilts, HollyAnne serves as social media manager, content writer, primary networker, and quilting instructor. She is excited to use all of her skills to bring “more love and less fear” (Claire Brewster) to the the children and families fighting pediatric cancer and to engage other creatives in that mission as well.
String & Story: www.stringandstory.com
Andi Barney, Treasurer
Andi learned to sew in 2008, after she had brain surgery and was stuck at home by herself for two months. She took a beginner class, and off she went! Turns out garment sewing is not her skill set, but once she found out she was pregnant shortly after, making her first quilt for the nursery lit a fire in her that she had never known. For many years, quilting for others provided an extra income for her family while she homeschooled her son, Aaron, who is now 7. The Barneys still homeschool, and quilting is just a part of everyday life for them.
In 2009, she was a founding member and founding President of the Atlanta Modern Quilt Guild, and served on the board for 4 years. She is the immediate Past President of the East Cobb Quilters’ Guild, Georgia’s largest guild, and previous 1st Vice President, Publicity Chair, Quilt Show Publicity Chair, and current Quilt Show Entry Chair.
In 2015, her dear friend Brie Klug bought Red Hen Fabrics, and they became co-owners of the quilt shop. She is also the owner and certified master technician of Atlanta NW Sewing Machine Service, which is located inside of Red Hen Fabrics. In addition, Andi and Brie have a pattern and pre-fused, laser cut applique company called M.F.E.O. (Made For Each Other) that they launched earlier this year, and will be taking to market in Spring 2018. Because they don’t like to sit still, Andi and her husband also have a laser engraving and sublimation company, Lasting Impressions, that they have expanded this year. All these aspects of quilting have given her many opportunities to travel and do guild lectures and workshops, work with many organizations, and contribute to community service.
Atlanta NW Sewing Machine Services – www.vintage-stitch.com
Red Hen Fabrics – www.Redhenfabrics.com
M.F.E.O. – coming soon
Lasting Impressions – www.atlantalaserengraving.com
Vicki Holloway, Secretary
Vicki has spent over 20 years as a nurse. She has worked with many clients over the years, helping them cope with illness and the unintended consequences of being ill. Cancer affects not only the person who is diagnosed but also the family and community of people whose lives are touched by it. In addition, quilting has been a life long passion of Vicki’s. She started out by making simple square quilts with her mother from polyester fabric and tying them with yarn. Vicki continues to quilt every day and believes quilting is a way to give a symbolic hug to someone. A quilt is a physical representation of love and caring. Teaching and making quilts is a way that Vicki enjoys sharing with others and to give hope to those touched by pediatric cancer. She wants the cycle of caring and giving to continue. It is truly greater to give than receive…. and to be part of something much larger than ourselves.
My Creative Corner3: https://mycreativecorner3.wordpress.com
John Knight, CEO
John has a passion for overcoming obstacles – financial, logistical, technical. As CEO, his primary goal is to ensure there are no obstacles to Quilt for Cure’s success in raising awareness about childhood cancer and fundraising to find a cure.