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Amy Barickman

Growing up, Amy wanted to own her own teddy bear business. But after she graduated college, she decided that arts and crafts...

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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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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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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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Eleanor Burns

In 1978, Eleanor published her first Quilt In a Day book. Now, almost 40 years later, she’s written more than 100 more...

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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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Jenny Doan

Jenny is a prominent quilter and the face of the Missouri Star Quilt Company. She turned her hobby into a multimillion-dollar business....

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Joi Mahon

Joi is a fashion entrepreneur and founder of Dress Forms Design Studio, LLC, author of Create the Perfect Fit and Designer Joi’s...

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Kari Sweeten

Kari started her blog in 2008 as a place where she could bookmark ideas from around the web – her own Pinterest...

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Katy Dill

Katy has been sewing as far back as she can remember and credits Mrs. Price, her high school sewing teacher, for giving...

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Kelly Bowser

Kelly began sewing in 2010. Her blog plays home to a variety of her finished quilting projects, as well as patterns, tutorials...

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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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Mallory Donhoue

After running a sewing machine dealership for 11 years, Mallory left it all behind to pursue her passion for creating media for...

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Mary Fons

Aside from hosting and editing duties, Mary is also the author of two books: “Make + Love Quilts: Scrap Quilts for the...

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Melissa Mora

Austin-based sewer Melissa Mora is a Riley Blake fabric designer, author of the book “Sundressing” and owner of Blank Slate Patterns. She...

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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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Miranda Anderson

Miranda shares weekly stories and tutorials on her blog. Throughout 2017, she’s focused on one medium a month and then shares a...

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Nancy Zieman

Nancy Zieman – author, pattern designer, businesswoman, producer and national sewing authority – is the host of the PBS show Sewing With...

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Nicci Brazzell

Nicci is a professional embroidery artist and textile designer. She has taught at international machine conventions and has been regularly published within...

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Norris Ford

Norris edits norrisdantaford.com, a style and DIY blog. After styling celebrities, musicians and sports figures, he decided to learn to sewing, quickly...

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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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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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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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Our Authors

Amy Barickman

Growing up, Amy wanted to own her own teddy bear business. But after she graduated college, she decided that arts and crafts...

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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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Debbie Martinez

Debbie Martinez is an Indiana artist that layers textile, inks, beads, objects and threads to create realistic images that convey impressions of...

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Emily Carter

Since 1992, Emily has taught serger and sewing classes in a variety of settings including fabric stores, her local Baby Lock dealership...

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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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Joi Mahon

Joi is a fashion entrepreneur and founder of Dress Forms Design Studio, LLC, author of Create the Perfect Fit and Designer Joi’s...

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Kelly Bowser

Kelly began sewing in 2010. Her blog plays home to a variety of her finished quilting projects, as well as patterns, tutorials...

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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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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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Melissa Mora

Austin-based sewer Melissa Mora is a Riley Blake fabric designer, author of the book “Sundressing” and owner of Blank Slate Patterns. She...

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Melissa Mora

Austin-based sewer Melissa Mora is a Riley Blake fabric designer, author of the book “Sundressing” and owner of Blank Slate Patterns. She...

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Miranda Anderson

Miranda shares weekly stories and tutorials on her blog. Throughout 2017, she’s focused on one medium a month and then shares a...

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Missy Billingsley

Missy has embraced sewing for more than 20 years. She travels the country teaching sewing, serging, embroidery and software with a special...

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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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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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RLarry Touchette

Sewing has been in RLarry’s blood for most of his life. His career includes accomplishments as a tailor with a major department...

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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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Teresa R. Clementz

As an avid sewer from a young age, Teresa started by making doll clothes. Her skills, talent and areas of sewing have...

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Our Instructors

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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Cathy Brown

Cathy learned hand embroidery from her grandmother at age 6. She has since caught the “quilting bug,” progressing from teaching others to...

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Debi Kuennen-Baker

Debi has been constructing unique garments and sharing her passion for quilting for more than 30 years, blending piecing, fabric weaving, machine...

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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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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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Joi Mahon

Joi is a fashion entrepreneur and founder of Dress Forms Design Studio, LLC, author of Create the Perfect Fit and Designer Joi’s...

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Kelly Bowser

Kelly began sewing in 2010. Her blog plays home to a variety of her finished quilting projects, as well as patterns, tutorials...

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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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Lora Kesilis

As a National Training Specialist Lora travels from coast to coast conducting sales and product training for Baby Lock dealers and assisting...

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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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Mallory Donhoue

After running a sewing machine dealership for 11 years, Mallory left it all behind to pursue her passion for creating media for...

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Nicci Brazzell

Nicci is a professional embroidery artist and textile designer. She has taught at international machine conventions and has been regularly published within...

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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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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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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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