After earning my Home Economics degree from the University of Illinois, I have worked as an interior designer, managed a craft store, offered custom dressmaking services and sold fabrics from my home. I fell in love with heirloom sewing and launched a line of patterns for women within the heirloom industry. That led to opening my retail fabric/sewing machine dealership storefront in1990, closing 13 years later to go totally E-commerce with my website.
I began to design and sell artistic jackets on a sweatshirt base. That led to many years focusing on sweatshirt makeovers, what I called 'Creative Sweatshirt Jackets', and publication of patterns, books, and DVDs. From 2005 through spring, 2018 I traveled extensively teaching and vending at sewing expos, shops, and guilds around the country.
I now focus on teaching ALL ages at my Sunroom Sewing Studio in Jackson, TN, and accept only a few 'traveling' bookings each year. Creative Sewing Retreats for 1-4 people at my spacious and sunny Sewing Studio. Call to schedule YOUR retreat!
My current passion is designing CREATIVE knit tops, with a strong focus on up-cycle sewing. Locally, I head up our Jackson Sewing Guild and lead local charitable sewing for Days for Girls
What I love most about my business is teaching and sharing the designs and the techniques I've developed - to ALL ages! Subscribe to my Blog and You-Tube Channel for how-to's and inspiration. My website mission is to offer related and hard-to-find sewing products with exceptional personal service. My customers are my friends - and I LOVE to answer any and all questions regarding my products and sewing techniques. You can reach me at 217-369-4687 (CST) or email me at
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