Owner of Early Times Workshop for 20 years, Marty enjoys quilting
and doing other types of needlework. Trained by hand in very traditional
quiltmaking, Marty prides herself on the technical aspects of her quilts and is
passionate about passing those skills on to others. Always seeking a challenge
or competition to whet her appetite, Marty grounds her ‘art’ quilts in her
traditional background. You can find one of Marty’s quilts in Quilting with
Manhole Covers by Shirley MacGregor. www.earlytimesworkshop.com
SVP Sewing Ambassador
Barbara Moore has over 20 years experience teaching and selling Husqvarna Viking products, including time spent as a Husqvarna Viking dealer. She teaches classes and workshops in Sew What's New, Home Dec, Heirloom Sewing and Machine and Serger training. Barbara lives in North Mississippi and teaches locally as well as nationally.
Banner Elk, MC
Nancy Shriber is a nationally recognized artist, teacher, lecturer, and writer.
She is a member of the teaching faculty of The Sewing Workshop in San Francisco, California, a member of the Visiting Adjunct Faculty at the Southwest School of Arts and Crafts in San Antonio, Texas and an instructor and lecturer for the American Sewing Guild (ASG) and the Original Sewing and Quilt Expo (OS&QE) Conferences.
Nancy originated and operates “Under Myrtle’s Influence”, her custom design studio where she designs and constructs one-of-a-kind garments under the CONTEMPORARY SASHIKO™ label. She has developed a large number of creative and innovative design techniques and has published numerous articles in a wide variety of national publications. Nancy’s work has been featured several times in Threads Magazine, including the cover of the 15th Anniversary Issue, the “Threads Magazine Design Challenge” (which included the work of three nationally recognized designers), and the back cover of the 20th Anniversary Issue. Nancy was also honored to be the featured artist in a segment on the Sew Much More program on the Home and Garden cable television network.
In addition to an extensive portfolio of nationwide seminars, lectures, and classes, Nancy has designed and presented an assortment of trunk, runway, and one-woman shows. She has participated in and received recognition from many juried competitions, including an ensemble titled: From a Humble Beginning, in the Bernina Fashion Show; a double first place award in both the painting and embellishment categories at the Fiesta en Santa Fe; and a second place award at the Mid-Atlantic Wearable Arts Festival, where she also won the prestigious Viewers’ Choice Award for a complete garment ensemble two years in a row.
Nancy is a member of the National League of American Pen Women in both the Arts and Letters Divisions. She has published a book titled: “Sashiko Handbags: 14 on 14”©, and designed, created and produced The Garment Series© and the Boutique Series©, a collection of pillow and tote bag patterns. Nancy is also the designer of Start Sew Simple™ I and II, A Handbag Kit, for the OS&QE, a project that donates all proceeds to Women’s Health Care Initiatives of the American Heart Association and Juvenile Diabetes research organizations.
Nancy has three grown children and lives in Springfield, Virginia with her husband Maurice.
Sarah Veblen is a custom fashion designer who now focuses on teaching and writing. Dedicated to promoting the craft of clothing design and construction at all levels, Sarah teaches in her studio, classroom venues across the country, and PatternReview.com. With an emphasis on design, fit, and pattern development, she offers classes on patternmaking, working with knits, many aspects of design, and sewing techniques.
Drawing on her years of experience fitting clients and students, Sarah has written a comprehensive and beautifully illustrated book on fitting, The Complete Photo Guide to Perfect Fitting. Using her extensive research on fitting pants, she collaborated with Fit For Art Patterns to develop the Eureka! Pants that Fit Pattern.
Sarah contributed "Secrets for Sewing Knits" in PatternReview.com's book 1,000 Clever Sewing Shortcuts & Tips. She has more than twenty articles for Threads Magazine as well as several “how-to” videos for the Threads website. Articles for Sew News and Vogue Patterns Magazine are forthcoming. Sarah has a Certificate in Fashion Design from Baltimore City Community College, a BA from Stanford University, and is a member of several professional sewing organizations. www.sarahveblen.com