Deborah started sewing with her grandmother when she was 7 years old. She learned how to make clothes and how to crochet. She learned hand embroidery, cross-stitch and tatting. She learned to love it all. Deborah’s love of sewing led her into quilting.
In the early nineties Deborah started working in sewing machine sales and fabric stores, all the while learning her craft. She joined quilting guilds and started doing in store training for customers. The training she did was for learning how to use the machines and sewing classes. But what she really loved was teaching how to quilt. She loved helping people choose their fabrics and then begin the process of making their new quilt.
In 2008, Deborah purchased a Judy Niemeyer pattern. She fell in love with the way Judy wrote and laid out her patterns. It was so much easier than the way she had been taught. She immediately saw the advantages it would give her students when she taught classes.
Deborah loves the entire process of teaching, from helping students choose their fabrics to sharing their excitement when they finish their first section. She really enjoys teaching Judy Niemeyer techniques and processes. Deborah is truly proud to be a Judy Niemeyer Certified Instructor.
Deborah teaches in local shops and guilds and loves to travel to teach and speak with guilds, stores and quilting retreats. She actively quilts for herself and uses her skills to machine quilt and machine embroider for her customers with her full size Gammill and ZSK. She participates in the local guilds and chairs two annual quilting retreats.
Sorry, there are no classes scheduled for Deborah Brizendine at this time.