I have been in the sewing industry for over 38 years and have a unique knowledge of fabric behavior. While I enjoy quilting, I am a fabric embellisher at heart and often combine machine embroidery with heirloom sewing, quilting and garment construction for stunning results.
I started sewing in high school and had a grandmother that taught me a lot about sewing. I loved this so much that I purchased a sewing machine store and added fabric and several brands of machines. I had this store for 28 years.
I joined Janome/Elna in 2008 as an Educational Coordinator. This has allowed me to teach dealers and consumers about their machines including sewing techniques that can be accomplished with sewing/embroidery machines. This includes teaching at American Quilter's Society events.
A lot of my projects are examples of how to get the most from your sewing/embroidery machine and how to use accessories to customize your sewing projects.