Jessica Giardino

Hailing from a long line of artists, crafters and make-do-and-menders, Jessica grew up enjoying several different creative outlets. As an adult this has translated into finding any excuse to create daily. Her passion for sewing was handed down from her grandmother and mother. Previously, Jessica worked as a member of the amazing team that creates Sew News, Creative Machine Embroidery, and Sew it All magazines. Her work has appeared in the pages of each publication and she was featured on two episodes of Sew it All TV. When not stitching, Jessica can be found walking her tiny dog, seeking out delicious tacos, and playing all sorts of games in Portland, OR.
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Ashley Hough

Ashley has sewn for years. Her mother taught her at a very young age. When first starting out, she stuck to mastering commercial patterns before venturing into creating her own. Her patterns have been featured in Sew News, Sew It All, and she has even been on Sew It All TV. Quilting is somewhat new to Ashley, but she dove in head first – coming up with an original design for her first quilt that included curved seams and hand appliqué! She was even lucky enough to have it featured in one of Quilty’s "This is My Quilt" episodes. Ashley loves all things crafty, from sewing to knitting, crochet to quilting, and everything in between. When she isn’t working on a new project or learning a different technique she loves teaching her passion to others.
18 Classes 126 Videos

Aurora Sisneros

Aurora grew up around sewing, her mother is a master seamstress who got her into sewing at an early age, and in turn, she got her mother into knitting and crochet after discovering it to be a more portable addiction. After spending 15 years as an IT professional, she realized that many women with high-stress responsibilities — either in the workplace or in the home — need a hobby in order to de-stress. It is her drive to inspire and support women to find their creative side through sewing and crafting!
7 Classes 36 Videos

Beth Bradley

Beth Bradley's love for clothing started at a young age. With a clear passion for fashion, she began taking sewing classes at her local fabric store during high school, using money from her part-time job. Pursuing her passion, she earned a degree in Apparel Design, and her expertise in sewing has taken her to various cities including New York and London. While Beth enjoys draping and patternmaking, she equally cherishes simple and enjoyable sewing projects. Beth's work history includes experience as associate editor for Sew News and Sew It All magazines.
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Brenda K.B. Anderson

Brenda K. B. Anderson can be found sewing, crocheting, and knitting into the wee hours after her kids have gone to bed. She loves designing stuffies that make her laugh and accessories that beg to be worn over and over again by her friends and family. Brenda is the author of Beastly Crochet and Crochet Ever After and can be found teaching classes at, including her class, Crochet Mittens and Fingerless Gloves. She has contributed to several books and numerous magazines and is the managing editor of Creative Crochet Corner. She lives in a little house in Saint Paul, MN where it is sweater weather nine months of the year and blogs about her crafty adventures at
6 Videos

Kat McTee

Lifelong artist and maker Kat McTee resides in Austin, Texas. She teaches embroidery, surface design, silkscreening, and color theory to students at the Austin Museum of Art School, Dougherty Art Center, Studio 1408 and The Stitch Lab. Her textile work has been exhibited at the Houston International Quilt Show, Minnesota State Quilt Forum, Rockport Center for the Arts, and Textures Gallery in San Antonio. Kat is a graduate of the Surface Design program at the Southwest School of Art & Craft.
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Janet Pray

Janet Pray is the owner of Islander Sewing Systems located in Highland, Michigan. At age 10, she was determined to learn how to sew from her grandmother who lived over 200 miles away, and over the years, learned everything she could about sewing. She eventually collected her skills and applied her entrepreneurial spirit to take over the operation of Islander Sewing Systems, founded by her aunt and mentor, Margaret Islander. Janet's mission is to continue inspiring and teaching home sewers how fun and rewarding the craft is, passing along the knowledge she has gained from her grandmother, aunt, and many others along her journey.
6 Videos