Cindy is the creator of several Signature Series embroidery disks
for Cactus Punch and CEO of Sew Artfully Yours, Inc. Cindy's skills take
machine embroidery to new heights in creativity, and along with embroidery, she
is also the creator of a myriad of other machine techniques. She is the
designer and author of thirty-one books, and has been teaching and inspiring
people to sew and create for twenty-one years. There are no boundaries in
artistic pursuits when it comes to her books and classes. Everyone is
encouraged to transcend to a higher level of creativity. www.sewingart.com
Rocky River, OH
Original Sewing & Quilt Expo
As an avowed non-shopper, Lynn has always made her own clothes, home decorations and gifts. It is so much more fun to sew than shop, except for fabric and sewing supplies. Lynn learned to love to sew from her grandmother and learned the finer points from her mother, an accomplished seamstress. Quite prophetically, while working on her degree in Marketing and Public Relations at Bowling Green State University, Lynn chose her beloved sewing machine as the subject for her sales demonstration in her “Salesmanship” class. The die was cast for a lifetime of sewing and selling.
One of the original staff members when Original Sewing & Quilt Expo began in 1995, she combined her Expo work with free-lance sewing, embroidery and special projects for the Husqvarna Viking® Sewing Machine Company (VSM). Eventually, Lynn went to work full-time for VSM, which is now SVP Worldwide. Fulfilling that college prophecy, she developed and presented programs to train retail sewing machine store associates across the nation how to demonstrate and sell sewing machines. Lynn served on the Husqvarna Viking and Pfaff® Product Development Teams, traveling regularly to the factory in Sweden. In 2008, she lived in Husqvarna, Sweden for three months to do final-testing on the new top-of-the-line sewing and embroidery machine.
Now as Director of Marketing for the rapidly-growing Original Sewing & Quilt Expo, Lynn is enjoying working with the creative and dynamic Expo team and the wonderful vendors, faculty and volunteers that make the Expo such an exciting and satisfying event. Now that their three children are grown, Lynn and her patient husband, Bob enjoy movies and traveling.