Mom taught me how to sew when I was 8ish, then I joined 4-H where I learned more, plus HomeEd in HS. I loved making Barbie clothes until Mom sort of forbid me to make any more and to start learning to make clothes for myself. I'm glad she did, tho, because I developed more skills that way. In my Sr HS year, I & my dress won at the 4-H county level and went to the Iowa State Fair. I went on to ISU and got my degree in Textiles and Clothing. ... Read Full Bio »

Craftsy Member since May 2012

I'm enrolled in these Craftsy classes:

Authentic Italian Soups
Crazy Quilts
Bead Embroidery
Stitch Savvy: Creative Machine Embellishments
The Essential Guide to Sewing With Lace
Cooking Mistakes
The Essential Guide to Sewing With Sheers
The Perfect Jeans
Easy Fitting the Palmer/Pletsch Way: Pants
Patternmaking for Knits: Essential Slopers
Create Any Size: Pattern Grading for Sewers
Creative Quilting with Your Walking Foot
Snazzy Stitched Portraits
Color Play for Quilters
One Pattern, Many Looks: Blouses
Linear Landscape Quilts
The Art of Stir-Frying
Machine Savvy: Tips for Creative Sewing
Beginner Serging
Cut to It: Strategies for Smarter Quilting
The Ultimate Guide to Sewing Knit Fabrics
Beautiful Wirework Jewelry
QuiltCon Lecture Series 2013
Craftsy Block of the Month 2012
Transform Your Garden Design
Tailoring Ready-to-Wear: Beyond the Basics
Sew Sturdy Travel Organizers
Couture Dressmaking Techniques
Tailoring Ready-to-Wear: The Jacket
Fun Techniques With Fabric Paints
Authentic Thai Cooking: The Classics
Fast-Track Fitting: In the Details
Big Embroidery With a Small Hoop
Machine Quilting
Complete Knife Skills
2014 Block of the Month: Craftsy Color Theory
Art Quilting 101
Pictures to Pixel Quilts
Sewing Machine Feet from A to Z
Figure Drawing: An Essential Guide
Painting Flowers in Acrylic
Sew Ready: Machine Basics
Creative Quilt Backs
Digitizing Machine Embroidery Designs
Machine Embroidered Classics
Sewing Designer Jeans
The Fashionably Quilted Jacket
Piece, Patch, Quilt: Basic Quiltmaking Skills
Professional Family Portraits
Mastering Zipper Techniques
The Machine Embroidered T-Shirt
Pattern Drafting from Ready-to-Wear
Machine Embroidery With Knits
Creative Serging
One Pattern, Many Looks: Pants
Sew Better, Sew Faster
Bag-Making Basics: Reversible Tote & Zipper Pouch
Painted Pictorial Quilts
Thread Art
Stupendous Stitching
Fast-Track Fitting
Machine Embroidery With Terrycloth and More
Design & Sew an A-Line Skirt
The Ultimate T-Shirt
Pictorial Quilting Techniques
Fashion Draping
Pant Fitting Techniques
Sew the Perfect Fit
The Couture Dress
Tailoring Ready-to-Wear
Wire-Wrapped Stones, Crystals & Clusters
Bag-Making Basics: Drawstring Bag & Bucket Bag
Perfect Pizza at Home
Sewing With Knits
Sewing Texture
Custom Sweatshirt Jackets:
Craftsy Block of the Month 2013
Sewing With Oilcloth
Sewing With Fleece: Essential Techniques
Start Free-Motion Quilting
Continuous Line Quilting
How to Teach It