About Me

Coleen Barnhardt, Award Winning Professional Longarm Quilter and Educator 
Owner, The Quilted Thistle – since 2014
Educator Experience
  • Masters Degree, Special Education – PSU 1999
  • Learning Specialist (K-12) – Expertise in learning differences, styles, skill remediation and support strategies – since 1999.
  • Craft Educator – since 1998 
  • Guest Longarm Instructor/Featured Speaker at Boersma’s Sewing and Quilting, Innova Dealer – McMinnville, OR (2015), Modern Domestic PDX (2016), and A Common Thread (2016) in Portland, OR.
  • Quilting Instructor at The Pine Needle in Lake Oswego, OR.
  • Featured Instructor at Northwest Quilting Expo, 2016.
  • 1st Place – Wholecloth Small, MQX New England 2016 for “Color Me Quilted”
  • 1st Place – Modern Quilt Made by One Person, Northwest Quilters 2016 for “Reach for the Stars”
  • 1st Place – Long Arm/Mid Arm Quilting Predominantly Hand Guided for “Ocean Waves Francais” by Pat Blanchard, Northwest Quilters 2016
  • Best Longarm Machine Workmanship, Pacific International Quilt Festival 2016 for Admit One to the Sands of Time pieced by Virginia Hammon & quilted by Coleen Barnhardt
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