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Debra Arch

Debra Arch has published hundreds of crochet, knitting, hand-applique, machine sewing, quilting and needlepoint on plastic canvas designs in various publications over the past 15 years. She has authored 10 pattern books for Annie's, she crochets and knits designs for Annie's Hook and Needle Club, and she is a frequent contributor to Crochet! and Crochet World magazines. Debra has a talent for developing new tips and tricks, which she shares with her students to simplify techniques, making their crafting experiences easier and more fun!

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Brett Bara

Brett Bara is the founder of Brooklyn Craft Company. She designs, writes, sews, bakes, decorates and has experience as a television personality.

She hosted seasons 1 through 6 of the Emmy-nominated television series Knit and Crochet Now!
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Peggy Benjamin

Peggy Benjamin was a hobby quilter at one time with a career in corporate marketing and brand management. Today she owns and operates a small quilting supplies online shop.

Peggy and fiance Rex Moreland created the Easy Binding Winder to meet Peggy's need for better binding management. Peggy understood the problem and Rex designed the prototype. When her quilting friends saw the winder, they wanted one too, and that's the beginning of the story of the Easy Binding Winder.

Learn more about Easy Binding Winder at www.easybindingwinder.com
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Debby Brown

Debby Brown's website summary describes her as a "designer and quilt enabler." Debby has been a Handi Quilter educator since 2005 and has inspired quilters all around the globe. In addition to teaching at retail shop events and guilds, Debby teaches at major quilt shows nationally and internationally, including International Quilt Festival (Houston), Australasian Quilt Convention (AQC), International Quilt Show Dubai, and American Quilters Society (Lancaster, Phoenix). She recently filmed a series of DVDs about sit-down machine quilting featuring the HQ Sweet Sixteen®.

Since Debby began quilting in 1986, she has completed several thousand quilts for herself and others. When not busy teaching, she is constantly creating in her studio in upstate New York. She and her husband were just promoted to "grandma and grandpa" and are very enthusiastic about their new roles!

Find out more about Debby at www.debbybrownquilts.com.
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Robyn Chachula

Robyn Chachula's path to her successful crochet design career began in architectural engineering. She pursued a career as a structural engineer specializing in historic preservation and renovation. Robyn has been a crochet expert on Annie's Knit and Crochet Now! television program, which appears on many PBS stations. She is also the instructor of Annie's Learn to Crochet Sweaters, Learn Yarn Substitutions for Crochet and Learn to Crochet Jewelry video classes and author of several books. You can find more of her designs at AnniesCatalog.com and www.CrochetByFaye.com.
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Meredith Crawford

She's a successful blogger, author, designer and mult-talented crafter. She joins the team of experts on Knit and Crochet Now! for season 8.

She is a self-taught knitter with a little help from YouTube. She learned crochet and embroidery soon after.

For more on her work, visit www.onesocialgirl.com.
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Sherry Duncan

Sherry Duncan has an amazing wealth of craft knowledge. She not only brings experience and passion for quilting and sewing to the Annie's team and clients, but also an understanding of practical techniques in knit and crochet. She has published two knitting patterns.

Sherry began crafting as a teen. She started sewing vinyl tire covers using an old Singer sewing machine. This led to quilting and other kinds of sewing. After taking classes and learning wherever she could, she upgraded her machine to a Pfaff 1471, which she still uses today. Her husband came to love her sewing habits when she started sewing insulated coats for him. Those warm coats were perfect for all his outdoor activities.

Sherry has designed her own line of antique-looking dolls which required her to delve into decorative painting. From there she kept learning new techniques and crafts -- needlepoint canvas, needlework, embroidery, knitting, spinning, leather crafting, paper crafting and all other kinds of crafting.

She considers herself lucky to spend all day in the crafting world! She looks forward to continuing to learn and develop her skills and depth.
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Drew Emborsky

Drew Emborsky, (aka The Crochet Dude) is one of a few proud dude crocheters who is making a living doing what he loves.

Drew joined Knit and Crochet Now! for three seasons. He provided a unique perspective of expert advice, creative patterns and useful tips to help build the knowledge needed to create exciting knitting and crochet projects.

See more of his work at www.thecrochetdude.com.
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Corrina Ferguson

Corrina is the Editor of Creative Knitting magazine and owner of Picnicknits.

She learned to crochet as a teenager, but didn't cross over into knitting until 2005 when she decided 60 degrees was cold and subsequently moved to Florida. Before that, Corrina used paper crafts and scrapbooking as her creative outlet. Now, after 200 published designs and one book, Corrina is a knitwear designer, editor and an instructor for Annie's Creative Studio. Currently, Corrina is learning to sew in between all of her motherhood responsibilities and designer demands!
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Ellen Gormley

Ellen Gormley's design career began in 2004. She stitched more than 80 afghans before becoming a full-time designer. Within the crochet community, Ellen is particularly well-known for her stylish bead crochet and join-as-you-go crochet and motif designs. Today she has more than 250 designs including garments, bags and accessories and home decor.

Ellenís original projects have been published in numerous crochet magazines, and she has written two books. She is instructor of several successful Annie's online classes: Learn to Crochet, Learn to Join Crochet Motifs, Granny Squares: From Simple to Sensational, Learn to Crochet Lace, Learn to Read Symbol Crochet Diagrams and Learn to Bead Crochet.

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Jenny King

Jenny King is Australia's most published international crochet designer, with more than a dozen books to her name. Jenny is an enthusiastic teacher with 30 years' experience both in Australia and the United States. She teaches Master Crochet classes for Crochet Guild of America conferences as well as at other conferences and local yarn shops. She has had designs published in major magazines in the U.K., United States and Australia. Her latest Annie's books include Fashions to Flaunt Crocheted With Noro Yarns, Learn to do Bavarian Crochet and Bavarian Crochet on-the-Go. See more of her work at www.JennyKingDesigns.com.
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Melissa Leapman

Melissa Leapman is a world-renowned designer whose patterns have appeared in every major knit and crochet publication.

She has authored several books, taught in a variety of venues -- including a cruise ship -- and has developed a keen interest in cables! Melissa has found a way to cable without a cable needle.
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Kristen Mangus

Kristen Mangus loves all things creative and thoughtfully designed. She loves to help others find a creative outlet for themselves by teaching, which perfectly complements the team of experts at Knit and Crochet Now!

Kristen first taught herself how to finger knit as a child and even taught a few kids in her third-grade class! It stems from having a family on both sides who have been teachers and artists who love people.

Kristen Mangus is the face behind GoodKnit Kisses as a YouTube craft and loom knitting instructor. As a mom of three, her work is always designed with love wrapped in GoodKnit Kisses!

Find more on Kristen at www.goodknitkisses.com.
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Nancy McNally

Nancy McNally is passionate about every aspect of quilting -- designing, piecing, quilting and binding.

For nearly 20 years, Nancy has been fascinated with the idea of taking whole pieces of fabric, cutting them up and then sewing them back together into a beautiful quilt. Her exploration of the world of quilting has been successful. Nancy's quilt work has been published in various publications and magazines, including Annie's Quilter's World magazine. She gives credit to her husband, family, friends, shop owner and the Quilter's World editor, Carolyn Vagts. She could not have done it without them!

See more of her work at www.nancymcnallyquilts.com.
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Michele Muska

Michele Muska has been working with fibers since she was a young crafter! Continuing with that tradition, Michele will show you how easy it is to create fun and decorative projects with the Boye Pom Pom Tassel Maker.

She has worked for Simplicity and Boye as a designer and in the marketing department for over 10 years. She's an author, columnist and designer in the craft industry and lives in New England with her family where she enjoys gardening and baking pies.
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Kristin Nicholas

Kristin Nicholas is a consummate crafter. She has been sewing, embroidering, crocheting and knitting before it was popular to make things. She is an author and illustrator of books on embroidery and knitting.

For the first seven seasons of Knit and Crochet Now!, Kristin contributed regularly to the knitting projects which featured items for gift-giving and home decor, as well as afghans, shawls, hats, toys, artwork, socks and scarves.

Her family lives on a working sheep farm in Massachusetts. For more on Kristin Nicholas visit her website, www.kristinnicholas.com.
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Deborah Norville

Deborah Norville is well-known as a TV host and as a crocheter and knitter.

In 2016, she expanded her broadcast world experience into crafting by hosting season 7 of Emmy-nominated Knit and Crochet Now! The season 7 team demonstrated the most popular techniques for creating lace, purses, multicolored patterns, felting, socks and more. Field pieces also highlight the latest industry news, the best knitting and crochet blogs, and interviews with the top artists in color and apparel design.
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Sharon Oliver

Sharon Oliver is a social worker by day. She is also a reflection of the proverb that necessity is the mother of invention.

She planned to make a quilt to give as a wedding gift, but found it difficult to cut the fabric strips accurately due to being 5 months pregnant. She requested help from her husband, Jason, and explained to him that the strips needed to be cut precisely to measurement. He dove in, but after one cut he decided to create a perfect template to make the job easier. With this first Quilt Stick template he cut the fabric strips in record time.

Learn more about Quilt Sticks at www.quiltsticks.com
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Maggie Pace

Maggie Pace is a knitter and crafter who is using her eye for design inside and outside the world of yarn.

Maggie joined the Knit and Crochet Now! team for the first four seasons. Her work spanned apparel, felting, lace, afghans, home decor and more. In 2003, she founded her knitting design company, Pick Up Sticks. As part of the process of marketing her company, Maggie began creating logos, pattern layouts and designing for web. This led to her offering these services to other companies, which she continues to do.

Find out more about Maggie at www.maggiepace.com/blog.
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Nancy Scott

Nancy Scott has two generations of quilting in her heritage. She owns Masterpiece Quilting and her business includes longarm quilting services using both computerized and free-motion patterns, custom-made quilts, show quilts and pattern design.

She was taught to quilt by her grandmother. By age 5 she was already helping layer the quilt backing, batting and top to get it ready for the frame.

Alongside her passion for quilting, Nancy is also an avid antique collector. After attending a workshop on chalk painting, Nancy discovered a second love. Her business has now expanded to include chalky finish painting and selling furniture pieces.

Visit www.masterpiecequilting.com for more on Nancy Scott.
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