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
Designer, Linda McGehee has a diverse sewing background with 40 years experience from garments to handbags, piecing to heirloom, surface manipulation to combining a variety of methods into a sampler of various techniques. Linda has traveled the globe demonstrating and lecturing from her books and is much sought after at trade and machine conventions, consumer shows, guilds, shops, and television.
Linda is owner of Ghee's mail-order sewing and notions company. The most popular patterns are those designed by Linda for handbags with ready-to-wear handbag hardware. She has published several books on sewing; Texture with Textiles (winner in the sewing division of PCM's 1992 Product of Excellence Awards); Texture With Textiles (finalist for the same award in 1993); a Companion Project Book; and Spiraling Schemes and Chromatics (winner in the sewing book division of the 1997 Primedia Awards of Excellence); Simply Sensational Bags - How to stitch and embellish handbags, totes, and satchels (out of print); and her latest book, the Perfect Bag - 101 Stylish Looks from Simple Patterns.
Linda has designed and created garments for the prestigious Fairfield Fashion Show, Statements, Capitol Imports, and Better Homes & Gardens. These garments are works of art combining many of the techniques from her books. On My Way to the Mardi Gras, from the Fairfield 1996-1997 show graced the front cover of Craft & Needlework Age Magazine, October, 1996. www.ghees.com
Award-winning author and quilter Ebony Love is recognized as one of the leading experts in fabric die-cutting techniques. She regularly produces free videos featuring tips and techniques for die cutting and long arm quilting, which are posted to her YouTube channel. In her quilting, you’ll see Ebony’s fondness for blindingly-bright prints, and her unabashed use of batiks and solids. She considers herself a traditional quilter who uses modern tools and color palettes to interpret her artistic voice; of course, if it can’t be die cut, it probably isn’t getting made!
Ebony has authored several books including The Big Little Book of Fabric Die Cutting Tips, Notes & Doodles, and the Adventures in Fabric Die Cutting series. Ebony shares her knowledge and advice widely via online forums, her own website, and teaching engagements across the US. She is the Editor-in-Chief of a magazine for fabric die-cutting enthusiasts called Blocks to Die For! Ebony is a recurring guest on Mary Fons’s show Quilty (available on QNNtv.com) and has had her artistry featured in several national publications. She is also an accomplished long arm quilter, and a regular columnist for Quilty Magazine.
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