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Susan Battarbee- Bags

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.

Brooke Wilkerson- Apparel

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.