Here at the Sewing Center of Wesley Chapel we are very proud to have such a talented teacher staff for our 2018 classes.
Hi, My name is Mona Sarabia I am an avid quilter and a nurse. I belong to two Quilt Guilds, The Modern Quilt Guild and the Quilters Workshop of Tampa Bay.I have been quilting since the early 1990’s and sewing before that but quilting is my passion. I love to teach quilting but I also dabble in other sewing projects, like embroidery and how to use your machine and feet, how to make purses, and so on.I have a blog Seniorsews.blogspot.com where I post how to video tutorials.My first really good sewing machine was the Husqvarna Viking Rose which was an excellent machine and I traded it for the Topaz 30 which I love. I have worked there at Husqvarna Viking at Joann’s in the past so I am familiar with the Viking brand machines. I hope to inspire beginning sewers as well as senior sewers too. I hope you will sign up for my classes we will have fun learning.Happy Sewing and QuiltingMona Sarabia (Seniorsews)
Hi! I’m Meeghan (Mee) and when I’m not selling the best sewing machines in the world at our Sewing Center, I am a professional seamstress and designer specializing in Bridal and formal wear. I have been sewing professionally for almost 15 years now and I am in the process of launching my first bridal collection. I am excited to lead the SEW! Epic club and create amazing new projects on these fantastic machines that we never even dreamed were possible!
I have been a Viking owner for my entire career and love the versatility these machines bring to both my sewing and designs! Though I was introduced to the art of sewing as a child- helping my grandmother thread needles she couldn’t see and making soft sculpture dolls and clothes with my mother, it wasn’t until my own children were born and I wanted to decorate their nurseries with handmade quilts and curtains that I truly began to sew. I went to work in a Husqvarna Sewing Center and was taught not only the ins and outs of the Viking machines (back in the days of the #1+) but I was mentored by some amazing women in the art of alterations and realized early on that I wanted to make my own bridal gowns. I started turning my clothes inside out to see how they were put together and studying patterns. Next thing I knew, I was drafting my own patterns and creating my own designs.
Being primarily self-taught, I have made EVERY sewing mistake that can be made along the way. My passion for teaching has brought mee to create lessons and projects that take out the guesswork and trial and error process that can stop many a seamstress in her tracks. Sewing needs to be enjoyable and exciting! The SEW! club will surely be both of these!
When I am not behind a sewing machine, I am either driving my 5 kids around to their activities or I am out running or teaching fitness and dance classes. I have lived in Florida for 5 years now and it is starting to feel like home!