Vivian is a retired educator. She taught for almost 20 years before becoming an elementary school principal. She loved teaching and watching the absolute joy on the faces of her students when they learned something new. Vivian is excited about teaching again. She is looking forward to teaching sewing and quilting classes and watching that same joy on the faces of students who never thought they could learn to sew or quilt.
Vivian began sewing when she was 8 years old. She loved looking through Sears and Montgomery Ward catalogs for outfits that she could copy and make for her Barbie dolls. Vivian has sewn numerous prom dresses, casual wear, costumes and 3 wedding dresses for her daughters and family members. Much later, when her 3 daughters didn’t want to wear her home-sewn clothes, Vivian took a quilting class! This forged her into a whole different world of sewing. Vivian is excited and pleased to be the Owner of Sew-n-Piece, where she can share her joy of teaching and sewing with the residents of Marysville and surrounding areas.
About the Teachers
Angela has been quilting for for nearly 20 years. She began quilting as a teenager, and was taught by her mother, Owner of Sew-n-Piece, Vivian. Angela enjoys making quilts for her little ones and friends, and also enjoys the challenge of trying new patterns from her collection of quilting books, magazines and online resources. Angela is looking forward to helping you create your next masterpiece.
Tina Carpenter started sewing when she was 7 years old and made her first quilt when she was 8 years old. She recently became a 'serious' quilter and has been sewing like crazy. She loves to embroider and applique as well.
Joetta has been sewing since she was 10 years old. She started quilting in 1982, learning various techniques such as hand piecing, applique and paper piecing. She has also learned to resize quilt blocks and to design patterns from looking at pictures.
Debra King-Abraham is a recently retired Public Health Nurse. She has been sewing since age 13 when sewing was offered as an elective in Junior High School. She fell in love with sewing on the first day of class and started sewing all of her clothes. She loves the creative process! Debra attended her first quilting class 15 years ago and enjoys teaching beginning sewing and passing on her knowledge to students who are interested in sewing.
Terri Bowser has been quilting for more than 25 years. Her mottos is, "We can fix it!" She is a new teacher and is looking forward to the challenge!
Janet Craver is long time quilter who has recently began quilting again. She loves anything that easy piecing. Janet’s true passion is longarm quilting, especially using her new Longarm quilting machine which she has named Charlotte.
Joan Ybarra is a gifted and talented seamstress. She has an amazing album of the many projects she has completed which includes wedding and prom dresses, home decorations, clothing and quilts. She is a former business owner and enjoys sharing her wealth of sewing knowledge with her students.