Color is the "Thang"
Fran Snay has been teaching the art of quilting since 1989 to a wide range of students; from beginners to advanced quilters. She spends much of her time encouraging new quilters, and teaching them "color combinations" to more effectively present their quilt creations as a work of art. |
Her quilts have been ribbon winners in the Texas State Fair, and she has had quilts accepted for display in the International Quilt Show in Houston, Texas. Fran also served on the Teaching Faculty for the 2003 International Festival in Houston. She also teaches quilting for the Burleson Independent School District's Continuing Education Department. Her love for quilting has placed her in major leadership roles in several quilting guilds, from Vice President/Programs to President. Each assignment was eagerly accepted by Fran with the same dedication that she has whenever she undertakes a new quilt design. Her love for quilting, and her desire to share this talent with everyone that she can is truly God inspired, and reflects the highest credit on her and this art. Her' quilts have won numerous Blue Ribbon awards over the years, and her quilts have been featured in most of the national quilt magazines over the past four years, including the June 2005 issue of Quilters Newsletter Magazine.
Because of her love for quilting, Fran founded the "JOHNSON COUNTY QUILTING GUILD" which meets on the fourth Monday of each month. After many hours of hard work and planning, the JCQG had it's first meeting in September of 1998. Under Fran’s guidance, the guild has grown to a membership of sixty-five dedicated quilters, and is still growing. Fran has also initiated many of the charity work projects for Texas CPS, and babies in two local hospitals, and Nursing Homes; and does Volunteer work at a local hospital in the Burleson area.
Fran also organized a "quilting bee" group which is known as the "Determined Bees". For the past eight years, the group has been meeting at Fran's house on the third Wednesday of each month.
In addition to being founder of the Johnson County Quilt Guild, and the Determined Bees, Fran recently organized a TAS Chapter known as the "Wee Bee" Appliqué-ers. Fran also teaches quilting for the Burleson Community Educations classes at one of the local Middle Schools. Fran is "retired" and now devotes her time to teaching and preserving the art of quilting. She lives in Burleson, Texas with her husband Chuck. They have five children, seven grand-children, and one "great Grand-daughter".
In addition to teaching, Fran also travels doing "trunk shows/lectures" for guilds, churches, schools, and many other organizations. If you are interested in having her visit your guild, you may contact her through her email address (listed on the web) or call her at 817-295-4649.