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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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Mallory Donohue

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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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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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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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 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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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 Donohue

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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Margaret Tully

An heirloom sewing and serging enthusiast, Margaret holds offices in the Sewing Guild of America and the Smocking Guild, serves on the...

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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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