Meet the Platinum Designers:

Madsen Originals

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Read about each of our designers below.

Lyn Christian
A Design by Lyn

Lyn Christian has been crafting since she was a small child. Her grandmom's and mother were a great influence in her creativity, encouraging her all the way. She now works full time, manages her own web site, teaches with the Hands on Sewing Schools and creates projects for Janome and Bernina on line. She has won several digitizing and embroidery awards as well as ribbons. Her creativity will make you reach further than you ever have before.  Lyn lives in Kentucky with her husband.  They have 2 sons, one an advertising and screen writer, the other serving in the USMC.  Both are married to wonderful wives.  Lyn has one grandson who is the joy of her life.

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Allene Snow
Snow Lady Designs

Allene Snow has worked as a seamstress for over 35 years including costume design for Galveston Mardi Gras and Texas Renaissance Festival.  Her love of embroidery started with the purchase of her first embroidery machine in 1995 along with the scanning device for digitizing and she became addicted to machine embroidery and digitizing.  When PEDesign became available the love of digitizing took off like a rocket and has grown with each update.  Snowlady Designs opened in 2000 and quickly became known for free standing lace designs with the look of hand crochet.   Allene loves sharing her passion for this wonderful hobby so has been teaching at various embroidery conferences and local shops since leaving the corporate world in 2002 using visual lecture demos and hands on classroom interaction.

 With all the children grown and moved out of the house, Allene and her husband recently decided to live the life of modern day gypsies moving all their stuff to storage and taking to life on the road in a travel trailer.  Moving around the country has given her the opportunity to meet so many more of you and Allene looks forward to continuing to meet all of you as they travel around 

 

Mary Sue Dozeman

Mother Hen Quilt Embroidery


 

 

 

GUEST DIGITIZERS

These are friends that will be part of some collections but not regular subscribers

 

 

Priscilla Madsen
Madsen Originals

Priscilla started in Machine Embroidery in 1996.  She has been sewing for 25 years prior to that and wanted to do more than stitch little lines of duckies on her children's clothing.  

Priscilla, like most of us, said she would never get into digitizing, she started working with her software on something special and it grew into more than just a hobby. In 2005, Madsen Originals was born.

Priscilla and her husband live in Caldwell, ID and are owned by their cat.  and they have 5 children and 3 grandchildren. 

 

GUEST DIGITIZER Carol Hoak
Art in Stitches 

Carol Hoak has  been digitizing since 1994.  Her first software was the very basic Pfaff program, but it taught her a lot about accomplishing special designs with only a few manual tools.  In 2000, Carol won a commercial software program at a trade show, and a new world opened up.  Now she enjoys creating designs both for customers and her favorite - the fun designs for her web pages.  

 

GUEST DIGITIZER Jane Marzewski
Designed By Jane

Jane Marzewski began fashion doll clothes with a hand needle as a youngster.  Her mother helped her learn to sew. Later, after learning about the new embroidery machines, Jane was inspired to use twin needles for embroidery.  She likes the way the lighter-weight embroidery threads combine with heirloom fabrics to recreate the appearance of hand shadow work.

Jane is a certified Martha Pullen instructor.   Articles featuring her work have appeared in the magazines Creative Machine Embroidery, Sew Beautiful, and Quiltmaker.  Some of her work is also showcased in the book, Machine Embroidery Wild & Wacky: Stitch on Any and Every Surface by Linda Turner Griepentrog and Rebecca Kemp Brent.

 

Jody Young
Young At Heart Embroidery

Jody Young found her love of embroidery 7 years ago. the hobby soon took over her life and she started digitizing her own designs in 2007. She found that the only thing more fun that watching the machine stitchout designs was watching the machine stitchout HER designs. She enjoys creating textures and effects with the thread and feels she learns something new with every design she creates.

Jody has one Daughter who is 12 and a wonderful hubby. She also has 4 dogs who keep her company in her sewing room whether she likes it or not.

 

 

 

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