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Sewing Spotlight: Meet Gayle Swanson

Welcome to "Sewing Spotlights," where we introduce you to one of our awesome sewing friends.

Our small, family business is a warm, welcoming, and FUN place for you to expand your creativity - and you are guaranteed to meet some awesome people along the way!

Meet Gayle Swanson!
- Gayle is such a genuine, kind person and we love seeing her in the store! She is also one of our biggest "Kimberbellas" and we love having her at our events!

Gayle Swanson sewing spotlight

What kind(s) of sewing do you like to do? (sewing, quilting, embroidery, etc?)

I like to quilt and I love doing embroidery.  I especially like Kimberbell.


What machine(s) do you have? Is there a favorite?

I have a Bernina 153QE and a Bernina B700 embroidery machine.

How long have you been sewing?

I have been sewing for about 15 years.  I have only been embroidering for the last 2 years.


What are some of the projects you have made that you are most proud of or love the most?

I have really loved the Kimberbell projects. 

kimberbell event

Gayle at one of our many Kimberbell machine embroidery events!

What advice would you give to someone who is just learning how to sew?

Ask questions and keep practicing.  I feel like I need to practice more on my quilting.


What are you working on right now?

Right now I am piecing the Kimberbell Love Notes quilt.


What do you like about being part of Creative Sewing & Quilting?

I love going to Creative Sewing.  I feel that everyone is so kind and helpful.  I feel like I belong and have had so much fun sewing with everyone.  The sewing groups are so friendly and kind and it is a fun way to hang out with friends and make beautiful items. I so look forward to when we can all be together again.

Do you want to jump in the Sewing Spotlight?

If you're interested, please email your answers to these questions to and include a photo of yourself.

Please also include any other photos you would like to share! (Perhaps some of your projects, your sewing work space, or anything else you would like to share.)

  • Creative Sewing & Quilting
  • Ph: (630) 208-6789
  • 11 N. 1st St..
    Geneva, IL 60134
  • Hours:
  • TUES - FRI: 10AM - 5PM
  • SAT: 10AM - 4PM
    Closed Sunday - Monday