Lou is not only one owner of the shop, she also teaches several of our classes.
If you purchase a machine from the store,
that machine comes with unlimited classes on how to use it,
and those classes are our New Owners classes taught by Lou.
There isn't a machine in existence that she doesn't
know and we have customers that have taken the
same series of classes over and over because
there is something new they learn each time from Lou.
In addition to the New Owners classes she is also in charge of teaching
Lou's Girls and various other classes we have throughout the year.
Jan has taught for us for many successful years.
She is an avid quilter and can teach everything from
paper piecing to applique to free motion quilting. She typically
finds cool and interesting patterns and discovers way
to make them better and easier for her students.
She is great at helping students pick the right fabrics
to have their projects pop and at inspiring students to think outside the box.
Donna taught our Serger Club for several wonderful years
before taking a few years off to travel and relax.
She is now joining us again as a quilting teacher. She is very
patient and has a lot of knowledge she doesn't mind sharing.
We receive nothing but positive feedback from her
students and they always leave her class eager and
inspired to continue their quilting journey.
Carolyn's grandmother started her on her sewing career at the
age of 6 on a treadle machine and by the time she was a
freshman in high school she was making all of her own clothes.
Life continued and in 1981 she opened The Fabric Patch in Montclair
with her mother. It became one of the leading quilt stores in the US.
Carolyn taught quilting until she purchased Road to California Quilt Conference
in 1991 and started the Road to California Quilt Show four years later.
This past year she sold the quilt show to her grandson and
has decided she would like to share her sewing knowledge and
talent with others so she decided to go back to a teaching career.
Come join her in any of her classes she's teaching at Upland Vac & Sew,
she does several purse and accessory classes.
Dee has taught at local quilt shops before and just signed on
with us to start up our Serger Club again.
She is a wiz on using an overlock to create lots of different projects
quickly and professionally. She isn't afraid of using
decorative threads or difficult fabrics. We are excited
to see what fun projects she brings to the store this year.