A.V. is a DIY expert and creator of Avdoeswhat.com. What began as a traditional Do-It-Yourself blog has grown into a lifestyle platform that includes crafts, upcycled furniture and pop culture. Her goal is to help thrifty millennials realize “Life is better when you Do-It-Yourself!” As a digital host for HGTV Handmade along with appearances in Bustle, The Pioneer Woman, Huffington Post, Ebony and BuzzFeed, A.V. is determined to change the face of DIY.
Wendy's designs feature bold, unique color combinations and geometric shapes inspired by architecture, interior design and nature. Her work has been featured on various craft publications and blogs including Mollie Makes magazine, Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine, Curated Quilts journal, LoveCrafts.com, and Fabric.com. For quilting tips, inspiration and the latest projects, head to www.the-weekendquilter.com and follow her @the.weekendquilter on Instagram and Pinterest.
Meet Tabitha Sewer. Yes, that’s her real last name and a perfect one at that. Tabitha purchased her first sewing machine only a few years ago and hasn’t stopped creating colorful, unique clothing since. Tabitha, whose mother attended fashion schools in the Philippines, grew up loving fashion and the creative process. Following her mother’s suggestion to purchase a sewing machine, Tabitha became unstoppable. She loves to mix patterns and bright colors to make extravagant pieces that fit her personality perfectly. She’s even designed buttons, buckles, and sewing patterns.
Laura is the blogger and designer of DIY fashion blog Trash to Couture. Trash to Couture was created in 2010 to inspire a less wasteful approach to the mass-produced fashion mainstream through DIY tutorials and repurposed fashions. Laura is also a sewing educator and specializes in designing content for several craft brands and publications, such as Altered Couture and It’s Sew Easy TV.
Emily is a stay at home blogger who loves to sew, cook and craft all kinds of things. Her husband and three kids keep her busy when she’s not pursuing creative projects. She blogs at lifesewsavory.com and loves designing and sharing free sewing patterns, upcycling projects and all kind of fun ways to sew for your family. After living overseas and traveling the world for the last 14 years she and her family have recently settled in CO.
Jane Monzures Clauss
Jane Monzures Clauss is an EMMY Award winning television host and radio personality. Currently, Jane is the host of “Creative Living” airing nationally on the Yurview network; she is the host of “Living Healthy Chicago” on WGN TV as well as the host of Arizona Living. She can also be heard on her “Creative Living” podcast. She contributes her whip smart UpCrafting ideas as a guest expert on TV shows across the country.
Cindy Hogan is an Internationally recognized PE-DESIGN software expert and author with a BS and MS from the University of TN in Special Education. In 2003 she decided to change career paths and use her knowledge of PE-DESIGN and Education to be a training Specialist for the PE-DESIGN software. Since that time, she has expanded her knowledge base and supports all Brother software programs along with their sewing and embroidery machines as well as ScanNCut machines. Additionally, she authors books on the Brother software programs, has a class on the Craftsy platform and appearances on PBS’ series It’s Sew Easy.
Joanne Banko is a freelance sewing educator and a self-proclaimed sewing cheerleader. She has gained experience working in many divisions of the sewing industry, and has been making her own clothing since her early teenage years.
Joanne has been featured on television programs such as PBS’ It’s Sew Easy. Her teaching segments on this program can be viewed online at itsseweasytv.com. She is also a frequent contributor to Designs in Machine Embroidery magazine and is author of the book Wrapped in Embroidery.
Anna Aldmon started her quilting journey over 30 years ago with hand piecing, hand quilting, and hand appliqué. A career with computer systems lead her toward digitizing which she fell in love with as it offered possibilities for consistently making hand appliqué designs faster and easier.
Her appliqué designs for embroidery machine are based on works by well-known Hand Appliqué artists, including as Darcy Ashton, Pat Campbell, and J. Michelle Watts. Anna’s designs range in complexity from ‘beginner’ to ‘advanced’, using a simple three step process.
Rebecca Kemp Brent
Rebecca Kemp Brent, PhD, is an editor, writer, educator, and designer whose work has encompassed theatrical costuming, apparel manufacturing, and hand needlework. Her editorial work has focused on quilting, sewing and developing creative ways to use computerized sewing and embroidery machines.
She’s appeared on PBS’ It’s Sew Easy and her work has appeared in such national publications as Stitch, Creative Machine Embroidery, Sew News, and The Cross Stitcher. She’s authored four books, including Redwork from The WORKBASKET.
Angela Wolf is a fashion designer and sewing educator who shares her expertise on PBS’ series It’s Sew Easy, as well as in contributions to Threads and Sew Stylish magazines. Additionally, she teaches online sewing classes on Patternreview.com and Craftsy.com
Founder of Angela Wolf Pattern CollectionTM, she authored How to Start a Home-based Fashion Design Business. She won the 2008 Passion for Fashion award and the 2012 American Sewing Expo’s teacher of year.
Janice Ferguson earned her undergraduate degree in English from Northern Illinois and master’s degree in special education from Stetson University. A featured author who has written extensively for such publications as Sew Beautiful and Creative Needle, her creations have been featured on a variety of television shows including PBS’ Martha’s Sewing Room. Additionally, she has designed exclusively for publications such as Vogue Pattern Magazine, Quilt World, and Round Bobbin.
Janice has taught machine embroidery, heirloom sewing, quilting and English smocking around the United States, Puerto Rico and Australia. A Brother fan for 25 years, the capabilities of THE Dream Machine inspire her.
It's Sew Easy
Now in Its 12th season, It’s Sew Easy is the premier sewing program for sewing enthusiasts on PBS and online. It’s designed for contemporary sewers looking for projects and ideas to enhance their sewing skills and embellish their life with unique apparel and home accents. The focus is on easy techniques that look professional while inspiring our viewers with contemporary fashion. They break sewing into manageable and teachable techniques that result in fabulous finished projects.