Alicia Welcher is a designer, author, and sewing instructor who specializes in heirloom and serger sewing. She has earned a following of devoted sewists through her clear and concise teaching methods. She is an assistant editor of Classic Sewing magazine and is on the faculty of the Martha Pullen Teacher Licensing program, Classic Sewing Events and Original Sewing & Quilt Expos. Join Alicia in her online classes found under the education tab at thesewingcollection.com, on Facebook at Alicia Kountz Welcher and on her website at www.aliciawelcher.com.
Although Missy's mother tried to share her love of sewing with her daughter, Missy wasn't interested at the time. Now that Missy has embraced sewing for over 20 years, the roles are reversed. Missy travels around the country teaching classes on sewing, serging, embroidery and software with a special focus on heirloom sewing by machine and serger. Additionally, her in-depth software knowledge has enabled her to create her own website featuring her digitized embroidery designs, in-the-hoop projects as well as other sewing and serging projects. Some of her projects include companion instructional DVDs! She teaches regularly at Baby Lock's Love of Heirloom events and at Baby Lock's Dealer Convention. To add to her credentials, Missy is a Martha Pullen Licensed Teacher and a Sulky Certified Instructor. She's appeared on the "Martha's Sewing Room" television show and has been featured in several magazines such as Sew Beautiful, Creative Expressions and Creative Machine Embroidery and Quilting.