Tammy Doane was born and raised in the beautiful state of Montana. In 2010 she moved back to her home state after living in Coloradro and New Mexico for 15 years. After retiring from a 20 year career as a hairstylist and business owner she decided to build a new career and business out of her love and natural talents for quilting and textile arts. At a very young age Tammy was introduced to sewing by both her mother and grandmother. Around the age of 6 she received her very first sewing machine and took her first quilting class several years later in 4-H.
Throughout her career as a hairstylist, Tammy also had the opportunity to share her passion and knowledge of quilting with friends, family and community classes knowing one day she would enjoy teaching regularly. In 2008 Tammy purchased a Gammill long arm with Statler Stitcher and began quilting professionally. After moving back to Montana she had the chance to get to know Judy and instantly fell in love with Judy’s quilting designs and techniques and began working toward her goal of becoming a Certified Instructor for Quiltworx.
Since becoming a Certified Instructor in 2012 she has incorporated her long arm quilting business, Trumble Creek Quilts, LLC, by quilting for Quiltworx and many award winning quilts for her clients. Her newest venture is designing long arm digital designs for Quiltworx patterns.
Tammy has been offering classes and trunk shows in Judy’s own backyard, Montana and Eastern Washington, as Judy became increasingly busy with national and international shows, classes and new ventures for Quiltworx. Tammy has also been a regular instructor for Quiltworx at their retreat center located on beautiful Flathead lake and frequently travels to Arizona for classes in the Phoenix area.
In 2017 Tammy and her husband Brian moved to upstate New York as Brian was offered a publishing position with a newspaper in Canandaigua, NY and is beginning to offer classes and retreats in the area. She is also available to travel anywhere in the United States that may not be covered by another Certified Instructor.
With over 25 years of quilting experience and a passion to share her knowledge and enthusiasm of Judy’s quilts, Tammy offers a classroom setting that is enjoyed by both beginner and experienced quilters.
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