Buffalo, NY

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I retired about 4 years ago and was looking forward to keeping the spotless, organized house I always dreamed of. One of the many projects on my retirement to do list was hemming store bought window treatments I had hanging in our master bedroom. I went to use a rather old sewing machine I hadn't used in years and became really frustrated trying to adjust the tension. I visited East Aurora (NY) Sewing Center to check out the new machines. I ... Read Full Bio »

Craftsy Member since March 2011

I'm enrolled in these Craftsy classes:

Sewing With Fleece: Essential Techniques
Custom Bedding: Designer Bedskirts
Mastering Construction: Zippers & Waistbands
2014 Block of the Month: Craftsy Color Theory
Flawless Finishing
Transform Your Garden Design
2015 Craftsy Block of the Month
Classic Table Linens
Machine Quilting Wholecloth Quilts
Sew Better Bags: The Weekend Duffel
Sewing Custom Curtains & Draperies
Cooking Essentials: All About Pork
Couture Finishing Techniques
Embroidering Luxury Fabrics by Machine
20 Essential Cooking Techniques
Custom Bedding: Designer Duvet Covers
Sewing Bras: Construction & Fit
Create Any Size: Pattern Grading for Sewers
Modern Jacket Techniques
Machine Savvy: Tips for Creative Sewing
Improvisational Piecing, Modern Design
One Pattern, Many Looks: Blouses
Couture Dressmaking Techniques
Fitting Essentials: Customize Your Dress Form
The Essential Guide to Sewing With Sheers
Design & Sew an A-Line Skirt
The Ultimate Guide to Sewing Knit Fabrics
Patternmaking + Design: Creative Sleeves
Patternmaking Basics: The Skirt Sloper
Patternmaking Basics: The Bodice Sloper
Sew Better, Sew Faster: Advanced Industry Techniques
Sew Sturdy Travel Organizers
Machine Embroidered Cutwork
Artistic Digitizing: From Inspiration to Stitch
Decadent Chocolate Cakes
Classic & Creative Brioche Pastries
Choose Your Own Sweater Adventure
Fun With Fusible Appliqué
Perfecting the Pie Crust
Cooking Essentials: All About Chicken
Classic Tailoring: The Blazer
Sewing Designer Details With Simplicity
Tailoring Ready-to-Wear: Beyond the Basics
Sew Smarter: 30 Professional Techniques
Custom Fitting: Waist & Hips
Sewing Knits That Fit
Custom-Fit Slipcovers: Chairs
Sewing Custom Roman Shades
The Perfect Wrap Knit Dress
Creative Quilting with Your Walking Foot
Fast-Track Fitting: In the Details
Custom Yoke Sweater
Creative Flavors for Cakes, Fillings & Frostings
Machine Embroidered Classics
Complete Knife Skills
Sew Ready: Machine Basics
Ins & Outs of Grafting
Jacket Fitting Techniques
Roasting Techniques Every Cook Should Know
French Pastry Shop Classics
Patternmaking + Design: Creative Darts & Seam Lines
Blocking Handknits
Sizing Knitwear Patterns
Improve Your Knitting
Sweater Surgery
My First Sweater
Homestyle Pan Sauces
Secrets of Slow Cooking: Mastering the Braise
Finishing School: Edges & Bindings
The Iconic Tweed Jacket
Piece, Patch, Quilt: Basic Quiltmaking Skills
Sewing Designer Jeans
French Home Cooking: The Essential Techniques
Underneath It All
Designing Details: Pockets
Custom Fitting: Back, Neck, and Shoulders
Inset & Appliqué Circles by Machine
40 Techniques Every Sewer Should Know
Playing with Curves
Dot-to-Dot Quilting
A Modern Take on the Mother Sauces
Sewing on the Edge
Machine Embroidery With Terrycloth and More
One Pattern, Many Looks: Pants
Designing Modern Quilts
Big Techniques from Small Scraps
Decorative Seams
Mastering Foundation Paper Piecing
Fast-Track Fitting
Adjust the Bust
Sewing on the Bias
The Ultimate T-Shirt
Sew Better, Sew Faster
Fast & Flexible Log Cabin Quilts
Digitizing Machine Embroidery Designs
Making Leather Bags
The Carefree Fly-Front Coat
Free Motion Fillers, Vol. 2
Mastering Zipper Techniques
Free Motion Fillers, Vol. 1
Creative Serging
Sewing Fashion Knits
Micro Torch Basics
QuiltCon Lecture Series 2013
Pictures to Pixel Quilts
Machine-Finished Hand Appliqué
Art Quilting 101
Magical Jelly Roll Quilts
Sewing With Silks
Free-Motion Quilting with Feathers
Pattern Drafting from Ready-to-Wear
Sew the Perfect Fit
Perfect Pizza at Home
Sewing Machine Feet from A to Z
Tailoring Ready-to-Wear
Sewing Custom Valances
Traditional Blocks Made Simple
Design Your Own Handbag
Craftsy Block of the Month 2013
Free Motion Quilting a Sampler
Know Your Wool
Creative Quilt Backs
Modern Buttercream
Pant Fitting Techniques
Beginner Serging
Design It, Quilt It
Sewing With Knits
The Machine Embroidered Quilt
Short Rows
Shoot It!
Epoxy Clay Artistry
Jam & Marmalade
Sassy Librarian Blouse
Stitch & Slash
Sewing Texture
The Perfect Fit Seamless Crazy Lace Cardigan
The Couture Dress
Beyond Basic Machine Quilting
Quilting Big Projects on a Small Machine
Craftsy Block of the Month 2012
Stupendous Stitching
Quick-Strip Paper Piecing
Pictorial Quilting Techniques
Machine Quilting
Hats Four Ways
Sewing Studio
Quilting Quickly II
Knit Lab
Quilting Quickly
Machine Quilting with Templates
Machine Quilting Negative Space
Inspired Modern Quilts: 7 Small Projects With Big Style
Thread Art
Plus-Size Pattern Fitting & Design
The Classic Tailored Shirt
Pant Construction Techniques
Bag-Making Basics: Drawstring Bag & Bucket Bag
Bag-Making Basics: Reversible Tote & Zipper Pouch