|Jo Ann Queen||
At age five I found a pair of scissors and a pair of my dad’s tube socks and my first doll dress was created. That began a life-long love ofcreative sewing (in my mind) projects. Mom gave me some needles and spools of thread which allowed my doll clothes collection to evolve. Then at about age eight I found Aunt Martha’s embroidery patterns and embroidery floss. Now I could have the pretty things I saw in magazines. Well I thought so…… it took practice but I was able to truly improve my stitches. I earned extra money by making Barbie and other doll clothes as I feel many of us have done.
Of course, like many of us, I enjoyed Home Economic classes because I was able to learn more from a teacher than just by reading books and patterns. Up to that point my grandmother and two of my aunts were a huge inspiration. By my senior year fashion design class, I had become considerably more skilled. So, it goes without saying, I am a fabric and thread “junkie/hoarder”. Along with patterns, designs, sewing tools and gadgets.
A certified, licensed instructor in all areas of sewing, crafts and home décor. Instructs usage of various sewing, serging including all accessories and embroidery machines.
Teaches various classes in garment construction, including children’s. Also, quilting and projects, bags and totes, home décor etc. Specializes in Heirloom sewing and serging also English Smocking (the Beautiful Clothes).
Developed a passion for machine embroidery and teaches many techniques including Continuous Line Quilting Embroidery.
I have owned and operated a Bernina Dealership and highly value the training & education.
My education and experience continue with attending classes, seminars, web training and more from notable, published instructors.
However, I also learn and am inspired by those I help to teach what I have been blessed to have learned.
Avaiable unpon request. In home classes are available for special circumstances.