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Heather Peterson is the Designer and CEO of Girl Charlee Fabrics. GirlCharlee.com has been the premier online purveyor of knit fabrics since 2010 and Heather is proud to exclusively use Janome in her sewing studio.
After many years of sewing for her own children and producing a vintage-inspired clothing line Girl Charlee, Heather found her passion for fabrics and Girl Charlee Fabrics was born. She spends her days designing, sourcing and creating high quality knit fabrics while also contributing as an active member in the online sewing and crafting community.
Heather and the Girl Charlee Fabric team utilize Janome serger, cover stitch and sewing machines to create tutorials, tips and tricks and other digital content to help dispel the myths of sewing with knits. They frequently update the Girl Charlee Fabrics Blog, Facebook page and popular Facebook sewing groups, Instagram, Pinterest and other social media outlets to inspire sewists of all ages across the globe!
Heather currently sews on the Skyline S9.
Isa tailors garments from top designers to fit the world's most celebrated bodies. As Hollywood's in-demand personal tailor with a passion for all things Tailored & Made, Isa's work graces red carpets, runways and couture ad campaigns alike.
Isa's craftsmanship started at an early age. As a little girl, she learned to pattern and sew from her grandmother, a renowed pattern maker and fashion illustrator, who oftern partnered with Isa to create matching outfits for Isa and her dolls.
Over the past 15 years, Isa has been deeply involved in the high-end fashion industry from design to product development, couture, on-set tailoring and styling as well as sales.
Isa has worked with the New York City Ballet Costume Shop, Rod Keenan New York, Givenchy, Vogue, Rachel Zoe, numerous stylists, advertising and editorial clients as well as many of Hollywood's most iconic celebrities.
Isa stitches on her 1600P and M7200. You can read all about her favorite machine features here.
Kimberly Einmo is an author, award-winning quilter, designer, international instructor and quilt judge. She has written six best-selling books published by the American Quilter’s Society including Modern Quilts & More, Precut Bonanza, Jelly Roll Quilt Magic, Jelly Roll Quilts & More, Quilt A Travel Souvenir, and Clever Combo Quilts. Kimberly has hosted five very popular online courses with over 105,000 students from around the world on CRAFTSY including the 2015 Summer BOM, Magical Blocks: Out of the Box, Magical Jelly Roll Quilts, Chain of Stars Mystery Quilt, and Amazing Applique. Kimberly also writes a monthly column featured in American Quilter Magazine entitled “Kimberly’s Korner” and she has written dozens of articles which have appeared in numerous publications. In addition, she has appeared on various television and radio programs.
Kimberly developed a signature line of innovative tools including the EZ Flying Geese Ruler, EZ Jelly Roll Ruler, EZ Hearts Cut Tool, and the EZ Pineapple Ruler. She loves to travel and has visited almost every state in America and travelled the world to lecture and teach. She loves to teach on the high seas and has taught on almost two dozen quilting cruises. Most of all she loves to meet quilters from around
To learn more about Kimberly and to view her work, head over to kimberlyeinmo.com. You can find her stitching on the Janome Quilt Maker MC15000.
Robert Mahar is an artist and designer who develops and teaches imaginative crafts and clever do-it-yourself projects through high-quality video tutorials and in-person workshops. He is also a contestant on the new NBC creative competition show Making It. The crafty content he develops and presents to his YouTube viewers, online audience and workshop attendees is often rooted in nostalgia. His talent for reinventing old-school crafts with a decidedly modern twist is evident in the gift line he continues to develop with Knock Knock and has gained him a loyal following.
With an education in studio arts and art history, he has worked in a variety of creative fields including 13 years as an appraiser of modern and contemporary art. When he’s not working in his downtown Los Angeles studio, Robert obsesses over vintage craft books and schemes ways to make it big as a doughnut connoisseur.
Visit Robert at his site, YouTube, Instagram, or Pinterest! Don't forget to check out our interview with him as well as the machine he's sewing on, the Janome 6700.
Sarah Ann Smith
Color, line, texture, imagery and stories - all being part of the tradition and future of quilting and art are some of the things that spur Sarah to create. She wants to share her passion and show people that they too can be creative.
Sarah learned how to sew after her neighbor made an apron for her doll when she was six years old. When she first started quilting, she knew she found her niche.
As a former US diplomat, Sarah would draw on her tours in Africa and South America. She is now a full-time artist, has written for Quilting Arts and Machine Quilting Unlimited and has a video workshop for Quilting Arts/Interweave. Sarah also has her own art quilt studio, has appeared on Quilting Arts TV and is also a quilt teacher and pattern designer.
She lives in Hope, Maine with her husband, son and pets. To see her art, teaching schedule, blog or to contact her, visit www.sarahannsmith.com. Learn more about the machine Sarah uses, the Janome 9400, here.
Sew4Home: Senior Editor, Liz Johnson and Creative Director, Anne Adams
With nearly a half million visits each month, this super popular DIY site is proud to be an exclusive Janome sewing studio.
Since 2009, each weekday the Sew4Home team publishes a trend-setting project or helpful sewing tutorial, all of them powered by Janome machines. Liz and Anne believe everyone can and should make their own home décor and other great projects - even if you've never sewn before. A big part of their "Want it? Make it!" conviction is understanding how important it is to work with the best tools possible. If you're looking for inspiration from aprons and bags to pillows and throws, Sew4Home will send your creativity soaring.
Find it at http://www.sew4home.com. Sew4Home currently features the Skyline Series, 6700, and 4120QDC-B.
All Janome Makers are Powered by Janome
Caroline is a fabric and pattern designer as well as author of the creative lifestyle blog, Sew Caroline.
Caroline has a passion for handmade fashion and loves designing and sewing clothes that are easy to wear everyday.
She resides in Fort Worth, Texas with her husband where she enjoys riding her bike and taking excessive amounts of photos on Instagram.
Erin Sobon Sundet
Erin is a 30-something living in beautiful Denver, Colorado. She blogs as a way to share her tutorials, inspire other sewists and crafters, document her projects and get more involved with the wonderful folks of the online sewing and DIY community.
Erin is absolutely enamored with everything sewing and crafting. If craftiness is an inheritable trait, Erin likes to think she got hers from her grandmother. Erin's grandmother was a seamstress, knitter, quilter and a painter amont many other things.
Everytime Erin creates something with her own hands, she feels like she is honoring her grandmother. Her blog Sewbon is pronounced the same as her maiden name.
As a stay-at-home mom, Jennifer strives to strike a balance between family, home and work. In the professional world, she is a craft designer. Jennifer loves to sew, fold, punch, glue... whatever the substrate or craft, she is in!
Jennifer is on the May Arts Design team, I Love to Create team and has published work in Sew News, Sew it All, Belle Amore, Crafts n' Things, Apronology and more!
To learn more about Jennifer and to view her work, head over to www.bestillmycraftingheart.blogspot.com.
Wife and mother to three by day, quick-stitching seamstress by night. Kimberly is the “sew”cialist behind the blog Sweet Red Poppy. She is a fabric-hoarding, embellishment loving, color enthusiast, who enjoys putting her modern spin on sewing.
In her spare time, you can find her dreaming up her latest design, stitching away like a wild woman and taking way too many photographs of her children, all in an effort to avoid the menial daily household tasks of motherhood. Take a look behind the seams at her refreshingly honest posts about the daily challenges of motherhood, the chaos of three children under four and her passion for fashion and sewing on Instagram @sweetredpoppy, Facebook, or YouTube.
Kimberly is sewing on a Janome 4120QDC-B and 1110DX Pro serger this year. Read a fun Q&A we had with Kimberly here.
Maureen is a stay-at-home mother of three, a lover of all things crafty and creative and she makes everything by hand in her small town in Pennsylvania.
Maureen started her blog Maureen Cracknell Handmade in 2010 for a little space of her own - for sharing her passion to create, to document what she learns and how she grows as an artistic person along with having a special place to keep some of those little projects and moments that she and her children create together throughout the day.
Meredith Daniel is a self taught sewist inspired by generations of makers before her. She began her real journey in sewing in 2010 and hasn't taken a break since.
Meredith blogs about her adventures in sewing over at Olivia Jane Handcrafted. She loves to sew garments, quilts, bags and anything else that strikes her fancy. In addition, she has published a few quilt patterns with Alison Glass and has a page full of projects and tutorials on her blog.
Meredith aims to make quality, lasting items and hopes to share her handmade inspiration with others. "Our hands and imaginations are wonderful gifts that are nearly unstoppable when they work together." - Meredith
Merrick is a wife, mother of three little boys, an avid seamstress and stylist, project junkie and a crazy optimist. She is on a lifelong mission to create a workable, remixable, budget friendly, partially handmade and all-around amazing closet. She would love to help other women achieve the same mission.
Merrick is a self-taught seamstress who specializes in sewing refashions, handmade dresses and sleepless nights.
Visit her at merricksart.com.
Michelle developed a love of sewing at a young age. She comes from a long line of talented seamstresses and quilters. She has many fond memories of being surrounded by fabric in her grandmother's sewing room. Michelle started sewing apparel in high school and earned a degree in apparel design. Her passion has now turned to quilting where she enjoys creating patterns with vibrant color and design.
Michelle lives in Phoenix, AZ and enjoys spending time with her family and dogs. She can often be found reading, hiking or riding her bike.
Click here to see her projects on Etsy or catch up on her latest projects on Instagram here.
Natalie is the owner/designer for beyond the reef, a quilt pattern-design company that she started one rainy north shore morning on a lanai in Hanalei, Kauai, while drinking coffee with author Jill Marie Landis. As a little girl, Natalie learned to sew, knit, and crochet from her grandmother. After a successful career in the demanding commercial/corporate interior design field in Los Angeles, Natalie decided it was time to live a new dream, and put her talents to work in another area. She has never looked back. She is a fabric designer for Windham Fabrics. A Janome Maker, and a contributor to Aurifil and Olfa. She is author of A Modern Twist, by Martingale/TPP with contributions by Angela Walters. And you'll find her entertaining tutorials on the new video series, STITCH!, or teaching at a guild or retreat near you.
Having always lived on the beach, Natalie draws her inspiration for color and design from the sea, the sky, and the land. These days you’ll find Natalie in the studio in sunny Southern California, or out and about with her dog, Stitch.
See more of her inspiration on her site, Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest. Natalie sews on the Janome HD3000.
Nicole is a pattern designer and quilter living in Indianapolis, IN. While she has been sewing from a young age, her introduction to quilting began just a few years ago. Instantly in love with quilting, it became her favorite creative outlet and marked the beginning for her blog Modern Handcraft.
You can find many sewing related tutorials, patterns and crafts on her website, along with design inspiration and a few pictures of her family. She also frequently shares in-progress pictures of projects over on her Instagram page and has recently started teaching.
Rachel Barnes’ professional background is in Design and Mechanical Engineering. After 11 years of working in this industry, she switched gears to start a family and enjoy time at home with her children. Through this transition (in 2013) she came back to her love of sewing. She enjoys pattern construction and making garments for herself and her family. Her love for all things textile spans out into spinning fiber into yarn and knitwear design.
Rachel’s love for Janome started with her first sewing machine as a college graduation gift. Although she enjoyed learning to machine sew in 7th grade Home Ec, she got more into personal garment sewing years later. Her skills in the area of technical precision led her to sewing pattern testing in 2015. She has worked with multiple designers and companies to offer technical editing for sewing patterns.
You can read more about Rachel’s creative adventures on her blog, Oak Blue Designs, or Instagram account under the name Oakbluedesigns. Rachel currently sews on the Skyline S7 and Airthread 2000D Serger machines.
Samantha's designs are influenced by childhood memories and travels. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a BFA in illustration design. Shortly after graduating college, she met her husband and moved to Tokyo, Japan.
While living in Tokyo, Samantha took Sumi-e painting classes (calligraphic flower painting). She also explored Hong Kong, Singapore, Guam and Bali while living overseas. The imagery of her travels has been engrained in her mind and has a tendency to naturally spark ideas when designing.
You can find Samantha's designs in her fabric collections for Riley Blake Designs or on many other products in the crafting industry. She is fortunate to work with Janome and share how easy it is to create craft and sewing projects.
"With Janome, you are only limited by your own imagination." - Samantha
Visit Samantha at www.samanthawalkerdesigns.net.
A passion for the makers in our community, Stephanie Kendron, mom of two and sewist brings us the stories of some of the industry's popular makers through her popular podcast and blog, Modern Sewciety.
When not sewing or recording, Stephanie enjoys spending time with her family and a glass of wine; making quilts that can be seen in magazines such as Love Patchwork and Quilting, Modern Quilts Unlimited and more!
Susan Emory is a fifth generation quilter, graphic designer, wife and mother. In addition, Susan is a former quilt shop owner and the founder of Swirly Girls Design. She has been designing creative patterns with clearly written and illustrated instructions since 2008.
Susan's designs have been featured in several magazines and Swirly Girls Design patterns are sold worldwide. She hosts Schoolhouse programs at International Quilt Market and provides trunk shows and workshops for quilt shops and guilds.
In addition to quilt patterns and books, Susan designed the Monogram Buttons for Dill Buttons and has collaborated on two rulers for Creative Grids. She is a licensed designer with Michael Miller Fabrics and created the Clubhouse Quilt Club, a progressive quilt program.
Susan is actively involved in the quilting industry, a member of the International Association of Creative Arts Professionals, a member of Central Virginia Modern Quilt Guild and an Aurifil Thread Specialist.
When Susan is not traveling and teaching, she lives at home with her husband Mike in Moseley, Virginia. They have three adult children Muriah, Alyssa and Chance.
Trish is the petite blogger and maker behind Trish Stitched. Her passion for sewing started when she was an impatient teenager who couldn't find clothes to fit properly.
After years of being the only one in high school to still shop in the children's section of a store, she learned to sew on her mom's Janome. She studied Fashion, Costume Design and Business at Montclair State University in New Jersey where her love of sewing continued to grow.
Trish now lives in Hoboken, NJ with her boyfriend where she spends her days sewing handbags for her Etsy shop and apparel for her wardrobe. On weekends, she works on her parent's farm where she gets her love for florals and color.
Trish currently stitches on the Janome Skyline S9.