In order for you to make the most of your business, your brand, and your time at Sew Pro, it’s important to us that we bring in some of the most knowledgable professionals in the sewing industry to teach to you. We’re pulling experts from each of the tracks, particularly those who have experience in multiple areas, to share their wealth of knowledge to budding writers and designers. The experience of learning from these professionals is priceless and really what makes Sew Pro such a unique and valuable investment for your career.

Tula Pink

Tula Pink

Tula Pink designs fabric for Free Spirit Fabrics and is an Ambassador for Bernina sewing machines. Her signature designs have been adapted to fabrics, woven ribbons, paper products, needlepoint kits, embroidery patterns and sewing machines and can be found in independent fabric shops and retailers all over the world.

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Pat Sloan

Pat Sloan

Pat Sloan designer, author, lecturer, and with her weekly radio show… Pat truly is the “Voice of Quilting”. She has a deep passion for making quilting fun for herself and everyone around her. Pat loves to hang out with quilters on the internet as well as visit you in person.. be inspired to get more done!

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Alison Glass

Alison Glass

Alison Glass is a surface and pattern designer and lives in Virginia. Alison adores color and pattern, and loves designing fabric the most as a lovely combination of these things.

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Mimi G.

Mimi G.

Award winning trending Expert Mimi G. is Editor-in-chief of the outrageously popular Fashion, Lifestyle, and DIY blog, MimiGStyle.com, as well as the Mimi G Style YouTube Channel, which houses tutorials, fashion and beauty tips, health and fitness videos, product reviews and more. Her axiom, “Buy It, Make It, Mix It, Rock It!”, is the mantra for her fully engaged daily followers, as well as industry professionals.

 

Susanne Woods

Susanne Woods

Susanne Woods is the publisher of Lucky Spool Media, the premiere publisher of books in quilting, sewing, and knitting. Authors include Carolyn Friedlander, Anna Graham, Amy Gibson, and Jeni Baker.

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Karen Lepage

Karen Lepage

Karen is a garment designer and pattern writer/illustrator. She designs sewing patterns for herself and others, consults on bringing patterns to market, teaches sewing classes, and helps other designers get started with Adobe Creative Cloud products. She is also the founder of Gentle Clothing, a ready to wear line of handmade garments as well as sewing patterns which will launch fall/winter 2015. Karen specializes in bespoke garments for people who are sensitive, hard to fit, or just too individual for clothing off the rack.

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Sarah Watts

Sarah Watts

Sarah designs for many surfaces including art prints, books, fabric, kitchen textiles and stationery. Storytelling and a touch of darkness shine through in her work while ink drawings and vintage color shape her visual aesthetic.

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Mickey Krueger

Mickey Krueger

Mickey Krueger is the President of Windham Fabrics, a division of Baum Textile Mills, which has been in business since 1955. Known for its authentic reproductions of antique fabrics, Windham also offers florals, textures, retro and many other contemporary fabric collections sourced from home textiles, scrapbooking and the fashion industries that are created exclusively for quilt shops only.

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Kristin Link

Kristin Link

Kristin Link is mama to two girls and the owner of Sew,Mama,Sew!. Kristin is a former educator who has adapted her love of teaching and training to focus on the wonderful world of sewing.

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Jenny Fox-Proverbs

Jenny Fox-Proverbs

Jenny is the creative force behind Love Patchwork & Quilting, and it’s Jenny that works with their wonderful contributors to come up with the fun, fresh projects that feature every issue.

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Roseann Kermes

Roseann Kermes

Roseann is currently a quilt shop owner based just outside of Minneapolis, Minnesota. She creates and implements strategies for business growth, determines long and short range goals, keeps an eye on industry trends and develops marketing opportunities with other local store owners and quilt store owner groups.

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Lora Douglas

Lora Douglas

Lora is a Certified Public Accountant practicing in Florida with two other partners under the firm name of DDF CPA Group. The firm is a full-service CPA firm, providing tax, consulting, bookkeeping and financial statement preparation services.

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Sara Lawson

Sara Lawson

Sara Lawson is a Chicago-based pattern designer for her company, Sew Sweetness. She is the author of many free bag patterns for Pellon, as well as patterns in magazines and the author of two bag sewing pattern books. Sara is also a blogger with a keen eye for social media and marketing.

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Brie Crawford

Brie Crawford

Brie A. Crawford focuses her practice in the areas of Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law, including patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets. She counsels clients regarding their Intellectual Property rights both domestically and abroad and utilizes local foreign counsel when appropriate. Brie A. Crawford is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Intellectual Property Law.

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Deb Hanahan

Deb Hanahan

Deb Hanahan is a buyer at Checker Distributing, a fabric, pattern, and notions distributor to fabric and quilt shops. Deb has many years of experience in working directly with pattern designers and bringing new products on board at the distributor.

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Brooke Gilbert

Brooke Gilbert

Brooke Gilbert has been the art director of Win Publishing since 2006. Although Win Publishing specializes in sport posters, Brooke’s passion has been printing sewing and quilting patterns. Using her graphic design and sewing knowledge, she is able to assist designers in getting their projects printed and ready for distribution.

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