Larisa Bland has been digitizing embroidery designs for seven years and since has discovered a technique for digitizing quilt blocks. She has a successful web site on which she sells designs using her technique. She is also a contributing member to the two largest online embroidery malls that have over a combined 75,000-member database. She offers Block of the Month and Mystery Quilt Clubs using the Piece in the Hoop method. Larisa has been featured in Creative Embroidery Magazine.
Nancy Ziemam--author, pattern designer, business woman, home economist, and national sewing authority--is the host of the popular show Sewing With Nancy, which appears exclusively on public television stations across the United States and Canada. Nancy has written numerous books, including those in the popular Confidence series. Nancy also designs patterns for the New York-based McCall Pattern Company. Her distinctive patterns are found under the Sewing With Nancy collection. She offers fresh creative fashion and home décor ideas, along with timesaving construction tips. She also has a signature line of products with Clover Needlecrafts and is spokesperson for Babylock Sewing Machines and Nancy's Notions.