Ilene - Sales Staff
Joanne - Sales/Teacher/Long Arm Specialist
I started sewing when I was five years old. I wasn't allowed to use the sewing machine so I had to hand sew my Barbie clothes. My first job was in a large fabric store with the same name as me. I sewed garments for years and made my first quilt after my daughter was born. Twenty years later I'm still making quilt tops. I love the challenge of a new pattern or technique but get bored with the quilt once I know what it will look like finished. I have so many quilt tops. I am called the Queen of Acrylic because of my love of any new ruler or template. I love to teach quilting classes and work hard doing all your cutting and pressing in class so you will really miss me when you go home.
Susan - Sales
My love of sewing started in 7th grade, after being transferred from parochial school to public school. After that I was hooked. When my daughter was born I loved making her clothes. In 1984 I made my first quilt. I took all my scraps and took a children's golden book, and used that as my pattern. I look at my quilts now and think wow, I have come a long way. My family thinks that I am insane working in a quilt shop, but I think I am lucky being able to work and share my passion doing something I love.
Barb - Sales
MY name is Barb and I have lived in Australia most of my life.
My love of sewing started when I was young but being one of six children and the baby at that my Mum didn’t get to help me sew till I was a teenager. Only started to quilt a few years ago and just love to make them.
I live in South Carolina on a little farm with my kids big and small. My grandchildren are my world and have starting to teach my granddaughter to sew - a little bit of a hard task.
I am looking forward to learning more about the different sewing machines as well as embroidery machines and hope in the future to be able to teach classes.
So happy to part of the staff at Sew Much Fun!