Susan is known as a needle artist/technician. She has had the pleasure of designing and teaching for shops, guilds and events for the past 30 plus years. Susan has studied her trade in Denmark, England and Italy, as well as with the Danish masters who have visited the US. She was Education Chairperson for the International Needlearts Retail Guild for four years and has chaired many panels, lectures, and charitable events to promote the education of the needlearts. Known as the original “Gadget Gal” in the industry, this has allowed her to teach how many of the “toys” can improve stitching. She is a hands-on teachers comfortable instructing both left and right handed stitchers. Susan was presented with the DMC International Teacher of the Year award. She was also selected to appear on HGTV to represent the counted thread industry. Susan is fun and entertaining and has long list of publications where her work and story has appeared. She has even been a “featured authority” in the Monica Ferris mystery, A Naked Thread Tale, which was dedicated to her by the author.