Wendy West is a designer and educator of sewing and crafting patterns and designs. Her love of sewing started at age 8 when she designed and made her first apron with the help of her grandmother who was a professional seamstress designing and sewing gowns for Miss America pageant. Under her tutelage Wendy learned the art of pattern drafting, and pattern design. Wendy has had the opportunity to work with some wonderful companies such as Sizzix, ADORNit, Simplicity to name a few. She sewed display garments for Hancock’s and JoAnns fabric store and won a fashion show with one of the garments she had sewn for Hancock’s. Wendy has had her patented pattern design on display at the at the Houston Quilt Market and is looking forward to going again. She is in the process of writing a book that will be filled with fun patterns to sew. Wendy has worked with Bernina Ambassador Annie Smith and was guest on her Podcast: Quilting Stash).
Wendy has been a sewing instructor 20 plus years, she has enjoyed teaching students from six tough those in their golden years. Wendy is the proud mother of six children and 13 grandchildren whom she has been teaching the love of sewing and pattern design. Wendy lives with her husband of 43 years. She enjoys teaching, traveling, and serving in the community. If you would like to learn more join her on Instagram Keeping_in_stitches.
Jennifer Davey is an educator, designer, writer, tailor, and sewing enthusiast. She has been a guest on Sew It All TV and published in Sew News, Sew it All, Belle Amore, Crafts n’ Things, and Apronology to name a few. She works with great companies like Elna, Grace Frames, Therm o Web, Riley Blake, May Arts Ribbon, Coats and Clark, and many others.
Jennifer established Thimble Sewciety in 2019 to create opportunities to learn through simple, attainable, and useful projects. She has designed kits with all the materials needed to learn to sew, each project building and practicing essential sewing skills to develop a confident independent sewer. She teaches students from grade school to retirement and loves to light the spark of love for sewing and watch it grow. This business is a result of the philosophy Jennifer has followed for many years: Educating on using tools and materials that make sewing a joy.
A proud mother of two college kids and a high schooler, Jennifer and her family live in Central California where they enjoy easy access to all that California has to offer. She volunteers for her daughter’s marching band and winter percussion helping with costuming and sets. She enjoys learning from and with her local quilt guild members in the San Juaquin Valley Quilt Guild where she serves as the webmaster.
To learn more about Jennifer join her on Instagram, @bestillmycraftingheart, as she shares her love for all things sewing or at www.thimblesewciety.com. You can find her stitching on the Elnita EF1, Elna 780+, and Elna 864 Air.