Susan's mother taught her to sew when she was very young and she immediately fell in love with the process of choosing the right fabric, carefully cutting out the pattern, and step-by-step seeing a beautiful handcrafted item come to life. Over the years, she has sewn clothing, home décor, gift items and more. Her favorite projects are bags! She says that bags of all types and sizes are a great way to use colorful and modern quilting cotton fabric to make something personal, useful and beautiful. She also loves machine embroidery and enjoys adding monograms or designs to the items she sews.
She and her husband just celebrated their 30 year anniversary. They have 3 grown children that they love to hang out with and 4 adorable grandchildren that they can't get enough of!
Susan retired in 2012 after 30 years with The Coca-Cola Company and after a career in business, has come full circle to her first love, sewing. Besides sewing, Susan’s hobbies are golf, traveling, reading, cooking and crafting.
Lucille first visited a quilt show & was totally blown away by what she saw. From then on, there was no turning back. She considers herself "Hooked for life" now!
Her specialty is all things applique, hand or machine. She especially loves hand applique after discovering an easier method called "back basting"! She actually won a ribbon for her very first hand applique quilt! She'll be teaching this method at our store. For those who prefer to do it by machine, she will also be teaching you how to trace, fuse & sew using the different stitches on your machine.
Since she started to quilt, she's made countless quilts for family & friends. She considers quilting "A labor of love." An avid traveler, she has visited many parts of the world from north to south, east to west.
After years of sewing almost every piece of clothing her family wore, Ronnie was coerced into going to her first quilt show in 1996. That was the beginning of a whole new world and she hasn’t looked back since.
She likes a wide variety of quilting styles, but Stack-N-Whack quilts have become her favorite because she loves the surprise element when the quilt is finished. Using traditional patterns with non-traditional fabrics is also one of the ways she enjoys creating an unusual look. Scrap quilts (the smaller the pieces, the better) are also on her top-ten list of projects.Ronnie has lived in the Dallas area since she was a child and retired from Richardson ISD several years ago. She and her husband are enjoying retirement and always look forward to visits from their two daughters.
Brooke Wilkerson has been sewing since the age of seven. She is a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University with a B.A. in Theatre, where she spent hundreds of hours in the costume shop.
Her professional experience as a freelance seamstress includes working for The Dallas Theater Center, Barney & Friends/Hit Entertainment, Irene Corey Design Associates (ICDA), The Dallas Opera, and a number of production companies in the film & television industry.
Other sewing credits include constructing Tyler Rose Festival gowns and various items of home décor.
When she is not sewing, Brooke has enjoyed working as wardrobe crew for Dallas area TV shows like “Prison Break”, “The Good Guys”, and “Chase”.
She also likes to spend time with her husband and Jack Russell terrier.