2015 Annual Retreat Information Coming Soon!
Hosted by: Once Upon A Quilt...where dreams come true...
When: December 5th, 6th and 7th 2014
For more information and registration please click here.
2 Day Floriani Hands On Event with Kathi Quinn- April 17th and 18th 2015
Kathi Quinn, National Education Coordinator for RNK Distributing for ten years, exclusive distributors of Floriani Products has become known for her love for embroidery, sewing, and quilting. Kathi started her passion for all aspects of embroidering with the early home embroidery machines. Kathi began teaching others her tricks and solutions to everyday challenges in home embroidery many years ago. Today she has taught classes all over the country in basic embroidery techniques, all about stabilizers, sewing projects, computer software basics, serger projects, heirloom sewing, and many more. Kathi has become licensed on all major machines through Martha Pullen schools and has recently taught at the Hands On Sewing Schools, and Martha Pullen Schools. Her expertise along with a relaxed personality makes her class fun, informative, to the point and creates a workshop type atmosphere.
“Remember in a woman’s vocabulary want and need are synonymous, If I want it I NEED IT!!!!”
Bernina Sewapalooza Hands On Event
Hoop Sisters Event with Hoop Sisters educator Marilyn Gatz- TBA
Marilyn began her career in the sewing industry as an employee in the local Stretch & Sew store in 1975. Within three months she was asked to enroll in the intensive Stretch & Sew teacher training program. Shortly after, she began sharing her knowledge and experience with other home sewers via the classroom. While working there, Marilyn attended the College of DuPage concentrating on fashion design, fashion illustration, and flat pattern. In 1984 she moved on to managing a dealership in Western Springs, IL where she continued to teach classes and where she was asked to embark on a career as a national educator for Chilton Book Company’s sewing and craft division. For three years she traveled over the United States doing what she loved best – sharing her knowledge and love of sewing.
When Sulky was beginning to further their national education program, Marilyn became intrigued with the beautiful threads and the possibilities offered to again expand and share her knowledge of sewing machine arts. She was an educator with Sulky for twelve years.
During the course of her career, Marilyn has taught classes on tailoring, machine arts, machine guide, fabric painting, embellishments, and fashion sewing. She has also designed custom clothing and bridal wear, been a contributor to Creative Machine and several Chilton sewing books, and a guest designer in Mary Mulari’s “More Sweatshirts With Style”.
HoopSisters.com is honored to have Marilyn as an Educator. Her vast knowledge and experience in the sewing industry is second to none. Her classes are always fun and inspiring. We know you will love our Hoop Granny as much as we do.