Sew Fun Cruise Instructors:
Connie is a licensed designer for Butterick Patterns and is owner of Fashion Patterns by Coni. She is a nationally recognized lecturer, fashion specialist, educator, and author of sewing and pattern books, including A Guide to Fashion Sewing, The Art of Fashion Draping, and Patternmaking Made Easy. Drawing on her 35 years of experience in apparel manufacturing and 23 years teaching fashion design classes in patternmaking, sewing and draping at The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles, Connie created her own pattern line with true-to-body fit from sizes X-Small to 6X.
Londa's passion is teaching design and techniques to create well-designed and fitted wearable art garments, with specialization on sweatshirt and knit top bases. Londa's innovative Talking Patterns™ provide step-by-step instructions that can be read, seen and even HEARD online. Londa has had articles published in Threads, Sew Beautiful, Sew News, Creative Needle and Sew Savvy magazines, and is a designer and guest instructor on It's Sew Easy PBS sewing series. She also is regularly selected to be on the select Faculty at the International Quilt Festival in Houston. C&T published her book: Sweatshirt Transformations in 2012. She travels the country inspiring and teaching sewers at sewing expos, quilt and sewing guilds, and shops.
Veronica is the owner of Bear Thread Designs, Inc. and has traveled extensively, teaching fusible appique using The Applique Pressing Sheet. She has demonstrated the technique at quilt shows, quilt shops, cruises, quilt guild meetings and on television. Veronica was taught to sew by her grandmother at the age of four. She learned how to sew buttons, and she sewed buttons on everything in sight. She learned how to use a sewing machine by sewing through her finger and has since learned the proper way to use a sewing machine. She has sewn for herself and her two children while they were growing up. In 1990, she was introduced to quilting by her mother-in-law. After her first class she was hooked. Veronica has taught many classes and workshops. She also does trunk shows on stage and loves to pass her 70+ quilts around in the audience.
Sam is an educator for Janome America. Prior to joining the company Sam had his own custom sewing business in Texas where he designed and created wedding gowns, brides maids dresses, home decor, and other things. Some of Sam's creations appeared in the opening numbers of the Miss Texas Pageant. Whether teaching adults or children, his passion for and love of sewing is apparent.
Complete class listings will be included later but you can reserve your cabin now by contacting: Bonnie at CruiseOne 800-784-4480