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Carol is a lifelong sewer and former fabric store owner and machine dealer. She's shown thousands of students worldwide how to teach their sewing machines new tricks!  . She is known for her best-selling book Fine Machine Sewing and for her 20+ years of contributions to both Threads and Creative Needle Magazines. Starting in 2017, Carol will be contributing to Classic Sewing Magazine.

See Carol's article "Georgia's Silk First Communion Dress and Floral Crown" in Classic Sewing Magazine - Spring 2018
See the pictures below.


Carol has a small supply of some of the hard-to-find items used on Georgia's dress and would like people to get in touch with her by email telling her how to reach them to discuss the supplies.



Look for Carol’s article - Simple Elegance for Three!  New Adaptation of an Old Favorite! 

 Classic  Sewing  Magazine – Spring (Easter)  2017


featuring Carol’s grand daughters – Sydney (in blue), Anna Grace (pink), and Georgia (green).




Please see Message from Carol below –

Dear Friends,

After years of symptoms, I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2016.  It runs in my family and riding my bike behind the mosquito spray truck with friends as a child certainly did not help!  (Exposure to toxins is a risk factor!)

 I am hopeful that it will progress relatively slowly & that meds will help with symptoms - severe tremor & cramps on my right side, walking/moving slowly dragging right foot, balance issues, etc.

 Ron and I are actually feeling relieved at this point that we know what we're dealing with and I feel fortunate to have access to great medical care.    

 I am no longer able to vend at Markets and have made the difficult decision to stop distributing the heirloom sewing tools.   

We still have laying tools, a few pewter pincushions, magnets, and embroidery scissors at a reduced price.

You can see these on my website - under Products, then Heirloom Tools.  Other Products have been reduced too.

 Thanks for your years of kindness, and continued support & prayers. 



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