Cassie started sewing four years ago, knowing nothing about it at all. In that time, she has come to love how sewing skills all connect with one another. "Sewing open doors for my creativity, nothing is impossible to make without a little imagination and thought," she said. "I also love how technology is making its mark and having an impact in regards to making it more fun and making techniques easier for the beginner or the advanced sewer." The best part of teaching, she said, is adding value to a person's life by helping them resolve a particular pain point in sewing. "It really does mean the whole world to me to have played a part in that," Cassie said. Through her time as an educator, she said her students have shown her there is a connection through community that helps to create a movement and encourages the next generation of sewers. "It's fantastic having access to different types of personalities, and encouraging them to learn and grow within themselves and their abilities," she said. And while she loves her Baby Lock Soprano, she has a special place for her quarter inch foot. "I just couldn't live without it."