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Amy Ellis

Amy Ellis learned to sew garments as a girl and then taught herself to quilt as a young mom.  She is also...

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Amy Smart

A longtime quilter, Amy started her popular blog as a way to share her passion with fellow sewers. She is the author...

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Anita Morris

Anita Morris is the creator of Anita by Design, a sewing blog designed to inspire style, confidence and creativity for women of...

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Beverly McCullough

Beverly grew up in a creative family of artists and seamstresses so it is no surprise that she loves to create. She...

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Candice Ayala

Candice Ayala is the owner and founder of SewingPortfolios.com. She spent the first 28 years of her life in Belize, and now...

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Christopher Thompson

Christopher Thompson, known as The Tattooed Quilter was raised in a traditional quilting family, he discovered the modern quilting movement a few...

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Dana Willard

Dana started her blog, Made Everyday, as a place to connect with and encourage fellow makers. In addition to posting tutorials, she...

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Erica Bunker

Erica Bunker is the founder of the popular DIY fashion sewing blog Erica Bunker DIY Style. Erica learned to sew garments as...

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Evy Hawkins

Evy has been sewing since she was a child. During the course of her career she has been a couturiere, a women's...

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Heather Valentine

Heather Valentine is the creative mind behind The Sewing Loft. She is a wife, mother, fourth generation seamstress and a former apparel...

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Lindsay Conner

Based in Indianapolis, Lindsay has been crafting for as long as she can remember. He mother bought her first sewing machine, a...

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Lindsay Wilkes

Lindsay owns the Cottage Mama, a boutique children’s sewing pattern company. She is the author behind “Classic Clothes for Girls” and provides...

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Marie Segares

Marie Segares is the Proprietress of Underground Crafter. Marie shares sewing patterns and tutorials, crochet and knitting patterns, recipes, and more creative...

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Mimi Goodwin

Mimi G. is Editor-in-chief of the popular Fashion, Lifestyle, and DIY blog MimiGStyle.com and YouTube Channel, which houses tutorials, fashion and beauty...

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Pam Damour

Pam’s career spans more than 30 years. She offers professional drapery workroom training and travels internationally to teach specialty techniques. She is...

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Pat Sloan

In addition to designing her own quilts, Pat has designed several fabric lines with P&B Textiles. She is the author of 30...

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Patty Young

Patty is a licensed textile designer for Riley Blake Designs and a publish author of sewing and coloring books. She is the...

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Russell Conte

I (that’d be me - Russell Conte) owned a retail sewing shop for nearly 20 years. Initially, the shop specialized in selling...

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Sachiko Aldous

Sachiko Aldous was born and raised in Japan. Growing up, she always loved to draw, sew and create whatever she could get...

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Simple Simon & Co.

Liz and Elizabeth Evans are  two girls who married brothers and ended up with the exact same name. They also happen to...

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Truly Alvarenga

Truly conceives, sketches, designs fits and sews all of her fashions. She has designed everything from her own collections, to wardrobe and...

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Zede and Mallory Donohue

SewHere is the latest expression of Zede and Mallory Donohue’s passion for sewing. After running a successful sewing machine dealership for 11...

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Our Educators

Amanda Autrey

A self-proclaimed "multi-needle girl" Amanda has been sewing and embroidering (on her Baby Lock Valiant) for only three years, but has found...

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Angie Ferer

Angie believes learning has no age limit. "You’re never too old to learn!  When the home embroidery machines were introduced in the...

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April Dunn

April has been working in the sewing industry for over 30 years, joining Baby Lock in 2001 and part of the National...

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Carla Reale

After a traumatic wrap skirt experience at the hands of a vindictive Home Economics teacher in junior high school, Carla hung up...

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Cassie Cartmell

Cassie started sewing four years ago, knowing nothing about it at all. In that time, she has come to love how sewing...

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Chris Tryon

Chris’s passion for sewing is apparent with a glimpse into her sewing studio. At first glance you see her eye catching collection...

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Deb Canham

Deb Canham has spent the last 20 years designing and working with her own factory in China and working as a Consultant...

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Debbie Cleek

Having done over 130 webinars, reaching over 4,500 software consumers and counting, Debbie can usually be found giving instructional webinars on Designer’s...

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Debbie Martinez

In her role as a Baby Lock Educator, Debbie sees herself as both a teacher and a motivator. "Most creators get stuck...

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Denise Applegate-Schober

With more than 40 years of sewing under her belt and industry experience that spans over 25 years, Denise has a vast...

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Donna Siler

Donna Siler had no idea that the sewing learned as young girl watching grandmother and mother would become a future career. After...

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Joan Clemons

Joan has been sewing since her Grandmother first had her embroider a pillow case. In third grade, her Mother taught her to...

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Joan Friedrich

As an educator, Joan said the most valuable skill she's learned comes from constantly encouraging the people she teaches. "You will be...

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Joyce Keske

Joyce started sewing when she was eight and began sewing seriously in the seventh grade. She said creativity is its own reward....

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Karen Parker

Karen started sewing in the first grade after her grandmother gave her a fruitcake tin to hold her sewing supplies. “I've sewn...

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Linda Pacini

National Training Manager, Sewing Divisions Linda has worked in the sewing industry for over 22 years, including 10 years at Tacony Corporation....

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Lisa Knight

Lisa started sewing at age six, or, as she puts it, "a long, long time." Over the course of those years, she...

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Lori Hernandez

Creativity is an important part of Lori’s life because it brings joy, purpose and a sense of accomplishment. Her passion for sewing...

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Marj Tyess

Marj Tyess has travelled the United States and Canada as a Threaducator for Wonderfil Specialty thread. She truly makes a machine sing...

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Michelle Umlauf

As an educator, Michelle has learned quite a few things from her students. Most importantly, she said, is how to prepare for...

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Mike Johns

Mike has a very simple philosophy when it comes to being a Baby Lock Educator. "It’s really about the people," he said....

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Milinda Stephenson

Throughout her time as a Baby Lock Educator, Milinda made an important discovery. "I’ve learned that people who sew tend to be...

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Missy Billingsley

Missy Billingsley has been sewing and creating fun projects for more than 30 years. As a Baby Lock Educator for 15+ years,...

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Pam Mahshie

Pam has had three-decade-long relationship with the Baby Lock brand, filling various roles in the company, from Education Consultant to Regional Sales...

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Patty Marty

Patty’s passion for embroidery, sewing and quilting aided her in joining the Baby Lock Training Team in January, 2012. Her experience as...

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Phyllis Summerville

After 65 years of sewing and creating, Phyllis said she still gets a charge when she sees her students realize their potential....

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R. Larry Touchette

After 63 years of sewing, Larry considers it a form of undiscovered technology. “I can go into my sewing room for what...

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Sara Gallegos

When Sara Gallegos began hosting Fons and Porter’s Love of Quilting, she stepped into big shoes vacated by the show’s hosts –...

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Stephanie Struckmann

Stephanie discovered her love of sewing when she was “accidentally” placed in a Fashion Design class in high school. She continued on...

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Tammie Gerke

Tammie loves sharing her passion for sewing and quilting with others. In particular, to help students realize the joy of starting with...

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