2022 Virtual Expo Teachers

Whether you want to make incredible home décor and custom clothing, dye your own materials, or even want to learn how to turn your creative passion into a business, our teachers are here to help!

The full schedule of classes is available in the 2022 Sewing & Stitchery Expo Virtual Class Catalog.

Tammie BowserTammie BowserMosaic Quilt StudioBefore I began quilting I worked in the fashion industry as a patternmaker. I now take great pleasure in creating quilting techniques that are easy/fun. I view myself as a fabric engineer. Teaching students is the best part of my job! My quilts have been featured on television many times; "Quilting Arts TV" , "The Best of Sewing With Nancy".

Tammie will be teaching: How To Sew Art... Simple, Fun and Amazing!
Leah BoyanLeah BoyanA Way We SewLeah Boyan is thrilled to teach at Sew Expo this year! She first attended Expo in 2000, where she met her sewing mentor, Judy Barlup. Leah has taught online through the Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network and in person at Esther's Fabrics on Bainbridge Island. She's also a national sewing speaker, having presented at the Virtual 2020 and 2021 ASG

Leah will be teaching: Get your Toddler Shirt Together
Stacy BrisbeeStacy BrisbeePendleton Woolen Mill StoreStacy Brisbee has worked at Pendleton Woolen Mill Store for over a decade as a Fabric and Education Specialist, developing classroom kits and techniques.

Stacy will be teaching: Pendleton Woolen Mill Store Rug Crochet
Carisa BrunnerCarisa BrunnerMade Sewing StudioCarisa is the owner of Made Sewing Studios, a Seattle based sewing space which specializes in teaching sewing and wearable art classes. She holds a Master of Education from Seattle University, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Arts Management from Columbia College Chicago, and a Graduate Diploma in Fashion from The London College of Fashion, UK.

Carisa will be teaching: Kid Made: Funny Face Zipper Pouches; Kid Made: Pillow Time; Kid Made: Reversible Knot Tote
Bobbi BullardBobbi BullardBullard DesignsBobbi Bullard has been a leader in the embellishment and machine embroidery world since 1996. She has been a leader in digital teaching, reaching students world-wide. She is known for her unique, techniques which help users create spectacular works and her clear, concise explanations. Join her for inspiration and information.

Bobbi will be teaching: Embroidery Plus; Line 'Em Up; The Embroidered Quilt Story
Steve ButlerSteve ButlerClover NeedlecraftSteve Butler is the Director of Education for Clover Needlecraft. As a previous quilt shop owner and sewing machine dealer he has an uncommon depth of expertise in the sewing and needlecraft industry and welcomes all questions dealing with notions, threads, needles and sewing machines. He has taught at all major sewing machine conventions.

Steve will be teaching: Sewing Machines, Needles and Threads, What You Need to Know; Tool School - Necessary Notions
Andrea McColemanJanet CasementOlive Us Girls LLCJanet will be teaching: Zip Code PillowEmailWebsiteFacebookInstagram
Nancy CernaNancy CernaNotJustQuiltZ LLCNancy Cerna is an award-winning hand and machine quilter, quilt judge and President of NotJustQuiltZ LLC. She earned a BA in Interior Design and spent 17 years in that field perfecting fabric and color skills. She got the quilting bug 30 years ago and opened her the business in 2003.

Nancy will be teaching: What do I do with Australian Aboriginal Fabric?
Kandi ChristianKandi ChristianSew TimelessKandi L. Christian, MBA is a well-known instructor of classes both in the US and England. She is an author of 17 books on sewing and the business of sewing and teaching. She writes articles for sewing and machine embroidery magazines. She is a licensed Martha Pullen instructor. She has been teaching at Sewing & Stitchery Expo since 2008.

Kandi will be teaching: Pin Tucks, Pin Tucks and yes, More Pin Tucks!
Jessica CramerJessica CramerChambray Blues SewingJessica Cramer is a PDF pattern designer for her business Chambray Blues Sewing. Jessica has over 40 years of sewing experience, along with hundreds of tutorials on her YouTube/Instagram. She was educated at UW-Madison, WI, and the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC. Her company is nearly 4 years old, and sells PDF patterns and supplies.

Jessica will be teaching: Fit Your Belly and Your Booty in Draw String Pants; Young at Heart: Pattern Adjustments for Women Over 50; Zip it! Take Your Robe to the Next Level
Rae CumbieRae CumbieFit for Art PatternsRae Cumbie is Creative Director at Fit for Art Patterns whose four core patterns yield one great wardrobe! Her coaching, blog posts, online classes, Threads articles and Sew News fitting column encourages stitchers to sew successfully: adding fun, comfortable, fabulously fitting, artful and creative additions to their wardrobe. Catch her blog, Sew

Rae will be teaching: Creative Hemlines for Distinctive Garments; Curating a Handmade Wardrobe; Fashion Forward Quilted Jackets; Notable Knits - Pieced and Embellished; Openings and Closings ; Sew Garments that Scratch your Creative Itch
Pam DamourPam DamourThe Decorating DivaPam learned early in life, while spending time on her grandparents' farm, that making something from "scratch" was not only a way of life but it was the better way of doing things. The author of 10 sewing books, numerous patterns and videos, Pam lives on Lake Champlain in a log home, where she teaches sewing retreats, and does virtual training.

Pam will be teaching: Beginner Serging; Mastering Bag Hardware; Super Serger Techniques; The Chrissie Clutch
Jenny DoanJenny DoanMissouri Star Quilt CompanyJenny and her husband Ron both grew up in California and that’s where they started their family. They loved their home state, but with each passing year it became more and more expensive to live there. In 1995, they decided to make some changes to help their family thrive and packed up to begin a new life across the country. With a mix of worry and excitement, they packed up their seven kids and drove across the country to rural Missouri. Today, Jenny is the smiling face of Missouri Star Quilt Company. Stitching together simplified quilts full of love and laughter, she makes quilting friendlier than ever before. With nearly 800,000 YouTube subscribers and more than 200 million views to date, Jenny has sparked enthusiasm for quilting across the globe.

Jenny will be teaching: Saturday Night In!
Melissa GalbraithMelissa GalbraithMCreativeJMelissa is the fiber artist behind MCreativeJ. Born and raised in the desert of Washington state, her mother taught her to love making things by hand at an early age. Melissa specializes in hand embroidery and loves the mindfulness of stitching. Through her workshops, kits, and patterns Melissa will teach you how to love modern hand embroidery!

Melissa will be teaching: 3D Wildflower Embroidery; Bee T-Shirt Embroidery; Learn to Draw with Thread; Stitch a Mini Landscape Pin
Darlene GirtonDarlene GirtonFeatherweight DoctorDarlene is a National Speaker for the Vintage Singer Featherweight Machine. With 25 years of quilting expertise, She can loves to teach on the History of the Singer Featherweight. Darlene's area of expertise is the modern uses of this Vintage Beauty.

Darlene will be teaching: The Singer Featherweight Renaissance
Lois HallockLois HallockClearview DesignsLois Hallock is a quilter, Professional Engineer, and a Professional Organizer. She is author of the book "Creating Your Perfect Quilting Space". She has a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering and is retired from the Boeing Company. She has been a quilter for 25 years and now lectures, teaches and consults individually with quilters.

Lois will be teaching: Cool Featherweight Gadgets and Gizmos; Fast and Fun Fat Quarter Storage Containers; Sew and Go - Portable Compact Sewing; Sewing Room Ergonomics
Sue HansonSue HansonTrackside QuiltingI have been in the fabric industry for 20+ years and still love to teach and design. I am currently designing patterns, some for Hoffman Fabrics, as well as general. I enjoy teaching our craft and love sharing my knowledge with fellow quilters, new and old! My love of quilting feeds my soul.

Sue will be teaching: Block Pouch
Jane HauprichJane HauprichStitch By Stitch Custom QuiltingI am a self-taught award winning free motion quilter. I love to share my passion for free motion with others. Enabling quilters to be able to finish their quilts from start to finish is my priority when teaching!!

I have been successfully teaching in person and virtually, and my students always have a great time learning new free motion skills

Jane will be teaching: Beyond The Basics in Free Motion Quilting; Element of Change - Free Motion Quilting; Feathers In Free Motion; How Should I Quilt This?; Making Negative Positive!!
Lorraine HenryLorraine HenryLorraine Henry /Two Easy Tape Company/ConselleLorraine is a specialist in sewing, fitting and pattern alteration for Conselle Institute of Image Management. She has a degree in Clothing and Textiles and has been a university instructor. She has taught classes internationally at sewing related shows. With 40+ years of sewing she has a wealth of knowledge to share about pattern alteration.

Lorraine will be teaching: Achieving Success in Pattern Alteration; Grid Magic - How to Use Your Cutting Board as a Fitting Tool
Heidi HilmersonHeidi HilmersonSo Sew English FabricsHeidi Hilmerson is a senior administrator for So Sew English Fabrics. She is passionate about creating self made knit garments and helping others learn about and conquer their fears of sewing with knit fabrics. She lives in TN with her husband and two boys.

Heidi will be teaching: Sewing the Sulky Perfect Tee
Erica JacobsErica JacobsDoberPup LLCI am currently a Rebecca Page Brand Ambassador, a Martha Pullen Certified instructor, and Burda Style Certified Instructor working under the DoberPup LLC. I teach online and in-person classes to beginners of all ages. Additional interests include sustainability and opportunities.

Erica will be teaching: Sewing with Sustainability
Judy KessingerJudy KessingerFitNiceMy name is Judy Kessinger, the Fit Doctor and I designed and produced FitNice.
I have been teaching sewing for over 45 years. Making garments FIT and be comfortable at the same time seems
to be the biggest stumbling block. I designed FitNice to
help you put the love back in your sewing. The goal—make it fit and make it comfortable.

Judy will be teaching: Taking Fit to Fabulous; The Doctor is IN the HOUSE
Cheryl KuczekCheryl KuczekParadiso DesignsCheryl Kuczek is a Seattle based passionate independent sewing pattern designer & sewist. She is happiest throwing together unexpected elements creating bohemian fashions & accessories.
Cheryl teaches sewing to adults and kiddos nationwide!
She founded Paradiso Designs in 2005 and now declares "Pleather is better" ever since!

Cheryl will be teaching: All The Secrets Of Ice Dyeing; Embellished Patchwork Denim Jeans; Ice Dyeing 101; Pleather Handbag Sewing Techniques; Watercolor Hand Painted Fabrics
Susan LazearSusan LazearCochenille Design Studio Software and Design AidsSusan Lazear is a Professor of Fashion at San Diego Mesa College. She is a recognized author and wearable artist, specializing in mixed media. Susan owns Cochenille Design Studio which develops software and design aids for knitters, sewers, and textile artists. She has taught workshops around the world.

Susan will be teaching: Adding Pizzazz to your Patterns: Simple Pattern Making Techniques; Armhole and Sleeve Relationships; Fashion Parade of Design and Technique in Garments; From Picture to Pattern; How Body Measurements Relate to your Pattern; Pattern Alteration for Fit Challenges: Hands-on Workshop; Pattern Making Software: Is it for you?
Pamela LeggettPamela LeggettPamela's Patterns LLCPamela Leggett of Pamela's Patterns specializes in sewing patterns designed to fit. Her classic designs and easy sewing methods are a favorite with sew-ers. Pamela is a writer and book author for Threads Taunton Press, a Craftsy instructor, East Coast director for Palmer/Pletsch Workshops, and a national educator. Pamela's Patterns is located in CT

Pamela will be teaching: Fit and Sew Custom Jeans; Pamela's Serger Club - Finishing Touch Topper or Robe; Tankini DIY; The Cascade Coatigan
Christine LindebakChristine LindebakSewing and the CityHi, I'm Christine! I started sewing when I was just 6 years old (after begging my mom to please let me sew!) Today, sewing is my creative outlet and a way to make clothes I love in a kind and sustainable way. I love sharing my love of sewing and inspiring others to learn and advance their own skills while making stylish clothes you're proud to wear

Christine will be teaching: Make a stylish bow tote; Make a t-shirt using only your serger!; Quilt to Wear: Refashion a Quilt into a Stylish Jacket
Amy Loh KupserAmy Loh Kupseri-bead.com / i-stitch.comI live in the Tetons in Southeast Idaho surrounded by amazing natural beauty with my husband and two dogs. Creating, learning, exploring art in any form has been a part of my life forever. I love experimenting in any medium. Teaching and sharing my experience and creative adventures with others is a joy. Join me for a fun creative adventure!

Amy will be teaching: All Buttoned Up; Twin River Bracelet
Ellie LumEllie LumKlum HouseKlum House founder Ellie Lum has over twenty years of professional bag making experience. Ellie's super power is teaching makers to achieve professional-quality results on a home sewing machine—and have a hell of a lot of fun while doing it. She's passionate about empowering folks through sharing her craft.

Ellie will be teaching: Learn to Sew: Waxed Canvas and Leather Portsmith Tote; Learn to Sew: Woodland Waxed Canvas + Leather Dopp Kit
Jennefer MarkerJennefer MarkerCompass Moon Creations"The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul" are words that Jennefer Marker lives by. A daily need to add a touch of beauty & uniqueness to the world around her, drives her not only to create loveliness herself, but also to teach her passions with others, so that they can touch the world in a special way as well.

Jennefer will be teaching: Beginning Needle Felting; Felting Wool Dryer Balls; Potted Succulents Needle Felting; Wool Felt—An intro to wet felting your own fabric
Andrea McColemanAndrea McColemanOlive Us Girls LLCAndrea will be teaching: Simple ToteEmailWebsiteFacebookInstagram
Linda McGeheeLinda McGeheeGhee'sWith a diverse sewing background & experience with garments-handbags, piecing-heirloom, threadwork—combining numerous methods into a sampler of a variety of techniques, Linda has traveled the globe demonstrating & lecturing from her books & patterns. Much sought after at trade & machine conventions, her style is easy & fun with a flair for detail.

Linda will be teaching: A Bag of Tricks--Using the Right Feet; Addicted to BAGS!; Spiral Patchwork
Sheila McKaySheila McKayMcKay Manor MusersI own the pattern design company McKay Manor Musers with my two daughters, Kira and Kayla. We love creating patterns easy to make and will bring a smile to your face. We often put together kits that make it even easier to create. The mission of our company is to inspire creativity in others. We hope you will learn lots of new techniques

Sheila will be teaching: Fun with Painters Tape and Appliques; Jelly Bean Pillow; Suede Bottom Slippers; Textured Edge Blanket; Twisty Twirly Scarf; Water Bottle and Phone Sling
Marti MichellMarti MichellFrom Marti Michell/Michell MarketingMarti Michell, a popular teacher, has taught in 49 states and 28 countries. Since 1995, Marti is best known for the From Marti Michell acrylic tools for rotary cutting and her passion for teaching. Marti is also a prolific author, fabric designer, quilt collector & maker. She and, her husband Richard, started their first patchwork company in 1972.

Marti will be teaching: MORE Machine Quilting in Sections; Marti's Stash-Buster Hit Parade of Quilts; The Upscale Fence Rail - A Quick Quilt for Any Reason or Any Season
Sandra MillerSandra MillerCutting Line DesignsSandra Miller tests patterns and writes instructions for Cutting Line Designs, an independent pattern company. She has taught across the US at retreats and expos, working with sewers to help with fitting issues and sewing skills. Sandra also writes and has filmed two DVDs for Taunton Press.

Sandra will be teaching: What Should I Do with this Fabric?
Laura NashLaura NashSew Chic Pattern CoWith a love for all things vintage, Laura Nash is the smiling designer behind Sew Chic Pattern Company where she creates "Modern Patterns with Vintage Style!" With a BS in Apparel Design, she enjoys teaching and has published works with Craftsy, Threads, and Simplicity Patterns. Find Sew Chic Patterns in fine fabric shops and online.

Laura will be teaching: Adjustments for a Beautiful Bust; All About Skirts
Nancy Nix-Rice (Litz)Nancy Nix-Rice (Litz)Nancy Nix-Rice Wardrobe ConsultingNancy Nix-Rice is a wardrobe consultant with life-long sewing roots: award-winning fabric retailer, Baby Lock training manager, writer for SEW NEWS and THREADS magazine. Her book "LOOKING GOOD Everyday" is used to train new image consultants at F.I.T in New York. She presents live and virtual workshops for groups across the country.

Nancy will be teaching: Perfection in Ponte; Picking Perfect Prints
Vaune PierceVaune PierceVauneA nationally known teacher and author, Vaune teaches smocking, construction, embroidery, and Fine Machine Sewing. She has trained internationally. Vaune designs Creative Couture patterns, and writes for Threads and Classing Sewing magazines. www.Vaune.com carries fine fabrics, French lace, Swiss embroideries and sewing accessories.

Vaune will be teaching: Beautiful Basic Embroidery; Frolicking Feet; Perfect Piping
Rhonda PierceRhonda PierceSCHMETZ NeedlesRhonda Pierce has a dream job. . . teaching sewing enthusiasts about the most important 2" piece of steel in the sewing machine - the SCHMETZ needle. Rhonda's students respond with "a ha" moments & giggles as needles are clearly explained. Perceived mystery is removed & students leave with elevated confidence in their needle selection.

Rhonda will be teaching: SCHMETZ, What Needle Do I Use?
Janet PrayJanet PrayIslander Sewing SystemsJanet's education in business and fine art helped propel her first passion, sewing, into multiple business successes. Early in her career she designed wearable art often dyeing and painting the fabric herself. After many years of sewing her garments production style and teaching those who worked for her to do the same, Janet realized her next level

Janet will be teaching: Better, Faster Shirt Making; Easy Tee that Fits Me; Perfect Bound Buttonholes
Jessica RabbittJessica RabbittSo Sew English FabricsJessica Rabbitt is a moderator and inspirer at So Sew English Fabrics. She is a mother of six and loves making handmade garments for herself and her family. She enjoys sharing about fabric and patterns, and encouraging others in making their own custom fit, handmade clothing.

Jessica will be teaching: Sewing the Del Mar Dolman
Mary RacheauMary RacheauSew Las VegasMary Ann has over 40 years of experience in costume and fashion design and construction. She spent over 8 years as costume and shoe technician for Cirque du Soleil's KA in Las Vegas. Her background includes 14 years as lead seamstress with the Siegfried & Roy Show, 6 years as Costumier for Nevada Dance Theatre and sewing instructor at UNLV

Mary will be teaching: Beyond The Footlights; Collectible Teddy Bear Making; Draping for Fashion and the Theater
Marilyn RomatkaMarilyn RomatkaTaproot Folk Arts, LLCMarilyn Romatka has a passion for Folk Art.  She has a strong drive to see that traditional skills are passed on to the next generation;  Her educational background in science gives her a clear, sequential teaching style; her passion for fiber-arts gives the class zing!

Marilyn will be teaching: Bow Loom Weaving; European Paper Stars; Pine Needle Basketry; Viking Knitting: Trichinopoly on a Dowel
Shannon Leigh Roudhán and Jason BowlsbyShannon Leigh Roudhán and Jason BowlsbyShannon and JasonShannon Leigh Roudhán and Jason Bowlsby are the Seattle-based dynamic DIY duo known as Shannon and Jason. Their fiber arts knowledge, enthusiasm, quirky sense of humor, and relatable teaching style have made them sought after teachers and speakers in local and national venues. The are currently finishing up their NEWEST book, coming in late fall of 2022.

Shannon and Jason will be teaching: Kogin Sashiko Essentials; Make-Along with S&J: Sashiko Sampler Coaster Set; Sew Along With S&J: Reversible Improv Fabric Tote
Deanna SpringerDeanna SpringerNancy Zieman Productions, LLC.With sewing as a life-long passion since 4-H at age 10, for 27 yrs Deanna worked along side Nancy Zieman as blog editor, product development, project design, and on the Sewing With Nancy TV Show. Now leading Team NZP, Deanna created the Stitch it! Sisters videos series in 2019 and carries on Nancy's legacy through teaching Nancy's timesaving method

Deanna will be teaching: Sew and Quilt for the Holidays with the Stitch it! Sisters
Kiffanie StahleKiffanie Stahlethe artist's J.D. LLCKiffanie Stahle AKA Kiff, is the friendly legal eagle behind the artist's J.D. She's also a photographer, creative business owner, and lawyer who lives and travels in her RV with her pup Ozzy. Kiff firmly believes that you can protect your ass(ets) without legal confusion. And you can have ease in the legalese of running your creative business.

Kiffanie will be teaching: How to review and negotiate a licensing contract; How to take action against a copycat; Nuts and bolts of selling online
Richard TharpRichard TharpBaby Lock USARichard is a 3rd generation quilter and his passion for sewing began as soon as he was old enough to cut out quilt pieces, so it's only natural that he would end up a quilter as well-and one with a keen eye for design. He's adopted a "Learn, Inspire, Create" concept in his teaching and it's a philosophy he loves passing along to his students.

Richard will be teaching: Serger Applique and Embroidery
Andrea McColemanDebbie TorgersonOlive Us Girls LLCDebbie is passionate about fabric and design. She studied at Washington State University studying design and fine arts and eventually made her way to the sewing and quilting world. She has found that her passion lies in the creative design and coordination process. Over 12 years of teaching experience including beginning sewing.

Debbie will be teaching: A-Door-Ables Sewing Room Banner
Joe VecchiarelliJoe VecchiarelliFrench European IncJoe Vecchiarelli has worked in the fashion industry for over 40 years. His career took a fascinating turn when he stepped into the entertainment business working in production with shows like Dancing with the Stars. Joe ever so busy helping fashion students and enthusiasts grasp their dreams and become successful within the industry.

Joe will be teaching: Draping the Best Fitting Pants; Dress Form Draping; How Body Forms are Made and Why it Matters; How to Fit a Dress Form to Your Body Shape; Notions for Fashion; The Sleeve
Eloise WagersEloise WagersClover NeedlecraftEloise is a former public junior high, high school and adult education teacher. Many years have also been spent employed with various companies in the sewing/fashion/and craft industries in sales management. Eloise loves sharing her knowledge to inspire others to enjoy the benefits of developing more creative and technical skills.

Eloise will be teaching: Perfection Pressing Techniques
Katrina WalkerKatrina WalkerKatrina Walker / PFAFFKatrina Walker is known for her expertise in construction techniques, sergers, textiles, machine embroidery, and Modern American Pojagi piecework. Her work is regularly featured in sewing magazines and her popular online classes are enjoyed by thousands of students worldwide. She is a national educator for PFAFF and Viking and a Sulky Sewcialite.

Katrina will be teaching: Correcting Common Fit Challenges; Fearless Zippers; MORE Sewing with Silk; Make Your Fabric Work!; Serge a Stunning Shrug; Sew Knits with Confidence
Anne WhalleyAnne WhalleyAnne WhalleyAnne Whalley is an International public speaker to the sewing community. She Educates, Empowers & Entertains. Anne's heart is to elevate Sewists to their next level with her Sewing Mentoring program - First discerning Your Style Recipe & then onto Your Perfect Wardrobe Journey!
Hear & See Fabric & Patterns through the Pattern Whisperer's eyes!

Anne will be teaching: All Season Wardrobe Recipe 5 Base Pieces plus Frosting on Top!; Anne's Adaptable Ensemble - The Pattern for Every Occasion; How to Transform your Wardrobe Orphans into your Go-to Outfits!
Gail YellenGail YellenGail Patrice DesignGail teaches in-person and virtual classes across the country including ASG National Conferences, Sewing & Stitchery Expo, and Craftsy. Gail authored the book Serger Essentials Master the Basics & Beyond. Find her Serger Tip Clips on YouTube.com/GailYellen. A recognized serger expert, Gail would love to book an event with your organization!

Gail will be teaching: Coverstitch Workshop; Serger Essentials Master the basics & beyond; Serger Specialty Feet; Thick Decorative Threads in your Sewing Machine & Serger? Yup-You can do it!