2017 SEWLEBRITY GUESTS and SPEAKERS

DESIGNER JOI

Award winning designer Joi Mahon has a passion for fashion sewing and loves to inspire those wanting to create fun fashionable garments that fit. Joi has been sewing since she was five, taught sewing classes and sewed for business when she was only 14, apprenticed for a tailor, and has been sewing professionally for over 24 years now.

 

Joi is a spokes designer for Baby Lock Sewing Machines, popular instructor and author of Create the Perfect Fit: Measuring and Pattern Fitting for Real Sewing Solutions and Designer Joi’s Sewing Workshop. She is working on her first quilt book.  Joi designs patterns for McCall Pattern Company, has been featured in Threads, Sew News, Sew Beautiful, Sew it All and Sew Stylish Magazines and teaches Fast Track Fitting on Craftsy. She is taking the sewing world by storm with her real life fitting solutions developed after years of real life application.

 

Joi would describe herself as a fashion entrepreneur and the real deal. She has a degree in Apparel Design from ISU, owns a clothing patent, sews for clients all over the US and her designs are seen regularly on popular creative fashion blog sites. Joi is the 2009 Winner of Passion for Fashion and American Sewing Expos’s 2013 Teacher of the Year.

In  2016 Joi opened Designer Joi’s Sewing Factory Creative Space and Sewing Event Classroom the host location for this years Sewing Holiday. She is excited to be able to have this event in her creative space.

 

She is an energetic, approachable and engaging teacher and you will learn real life sewing and design skills that Joi uses in her studio every day with her keen understanding of fashion sewing, fun aesthetic and natural talent for sewing.

 

Outside of sewing Joi loves gardening, skating, she plays the saxophone and most of all loves playing with her kiddos and her puppy Piper.

 

Visit designerjoi.com for updates about her products, services, and classes.

Linda Pumphrey

Linda is an award-winning quilter, designer, and quilt historian, who has a wonderful career in the quilting industry. According to Linda, quilts are much like her career- full of color with different patterns  and made of layers. Quilting has been a family passion for at least five generations. She is known for her hand-quilting, for which she has won many awards. Linda serves on several international and national board, including that of the International Quilt Association, International Quilt Study Center & Museum, and Quilts Inc. Advisory Council.

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For twenty years, Linda was the National and International Sales Manager for Mountain Mist, the inventor of filler products and quilt battings. While at Mountain Mist, Linda acted as curator of the Historical Mountain Mist Corporate Quilt Collection and was instrumental in brining the collection to the International Quilt Study Center & Museum at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She has just rejoined Fibrix, LLC, the maker of Mountain Mist, as senior Account Executive for the craft and equine markets.

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