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Sewing Spotlight: Meet Tara

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 Tara W!
- Tara loves seeing our new kits and projects and always has a fun, creative twist to her own creations. We love having her in the shop and admiring her latest makes!

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

Embroidery and sewing. I haven't done much in quilts...yet.

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

Baby Lock Ellegante 3 and Baby Lock Soprano

How long have you been sewing?  

Well....I took a Home Ec class in high school 3 decades ago that included sewing a small pillow, an outfit or two but I did have opportunities with my grandma when I was younger and a few sewing projects with my aunt a couple years ago.  Now that I have my own machines, it was 2 years on Feb 15th. 🙂

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

Too many to choose from but right now my favorite are mesh bags and gift bags.

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

Start with small, simple project. As for organization, keep in mind that fabrics do tend to multiply quickly so think long term storage options for the leftovers, scraps and UFOs.

What are you working on right now?  

So many projects in the queue, too little time.

What are some of your sewing tools you just couldn't live without?  

Thread ripper (we have become close friends) and the clips instead of pins for keeping fabrics together when sewing.

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

Local, friendly, extremely helpful, sharing

Is there anything else you'd like to share with the sewing family?  

When I bought the Ellegante 3 2 years ago, it was "just to embroider names/logo on our business shirts"...who knew I would have this much fun with all the other projects and gifts for others.  My husband even supports my addiction!

What are some other things (besides sewing!) that you enjoy? We would like to learn a little about you! 

I like puzzles and photography.

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:
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