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Jan resides in Beverly Hills, Florida with her husband Jim of 52 years and their two Yorkie mix rescue dogs Willie and Gracie.
Jan is a licensed Martha Pullen Instructor for heirloom and serger sewing. She is also a licensed Louise Cutting instructor as well as an accredited Jenny Haskins instructor. She enjoys teaching all types of sewing.
Jan is a former regional representative of the American Sewing Guild and is Director of the Florida Sewing Sew-Ciety.
She also serves on the Citrus County Retired Senior Volunteer Program Board as well as the Friends of the Nature Coast Volunteer Center Board.
Francine Kind, Secretary [email protected]
As State Secretary, Francine is a charter member of FSS and the first State Secretary. She was a high school English teacher, now retired and free to play with her sewing and embroidery toys. Francine holds seven Martha Pullen licensings including heirloom, serger,and children's clothing. Originally from New Jersey, she has lived in Florida for nearly 24 years. True story - she lived in Augusta, Georgia, for 8 years and never know Farmhouse Fabrics was a half hour away! Never would have returned to New Jersey if she'd known!
Marta Mitchell, Treasurer
Martha resides in Quincy, FL with a darling miniature dachshund named Bitzy. She has two daughters, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Martha has served as the Vice-President of Membership for the Tallahassee quilt guild, Quilters Unlimited for 4 years and Treasurer of the guild another 4 years. She was president of the Tallahassee Chapter of ASG. Martha is a certified Quilt in a Day teacher.
Martha has been sewing from a very young age, taught by her Mother and Grandmother. She is retired and spends her time sewing and quilting.
Elizabeth lives in northern Florida with her husband, Jason.
She didn't start sewing until she got married in 2005, and she got introduced to the incredible world of creating things by her mother-in-law. Since then she has made some incredible friends and developed skills in sewing, quilting, and crocheting. She currently serves on the board as Newsletter Editor and welcomes feedback and suggestions from all members. didn't start sewing until she got married in 2005, and she got introduced to the incredible world of creating things by her mother-in-law. Since then she has made some incredible friends and developed skills in sewing, quilting, and crocheting. She currently serves on the board as Newsletter Editor and welcomes feedback and suggestions from all members.
Sue Spinicelli, President
Sue has lived in Orlando for 30 years with her husband. Sue enjoys spending time sewing, teaching and reading.Her current focus is learning how to fit garment patterns to get a sophisticated and professional look to her wardrobe and others. She currently teaches at The Sewing Studio, sewing guilds and gives private lessons. Sue is a certified FitNice educator and a charter member of FSS. Sue is a self taught sewer learning at a young age and is constantly trying to improve her skills.
Dot Welsh, Vice President
I learned to sew as a young child from mom, 4-H and then majored in Home Economics Education in college. I taught sewing construction as a 4-H Agent during many sewing camps for teens and adults. I enjoy sharing my knowledge of sewing and love to see the creativity of others.
Carole Antis, Historian
Carole is a retired business teacher who lives in Citrus County. She is a chapter FSS member and Historian. She is also President for Nature Coast Chapter and Program Chair for Citrus County Crack Quilters and runs retreats for these two groups each year. Volunteering is something she feels strongly about and is fortunate to be part of such wonderful group of like-minded women. She has taught paper piecing and beginning quilting classes at retreats and conferences.
Sue Spinicelli, Tracey Davis, Doris Brinkman
Web site Managers
Margaret Hagglund is Membership
Sandy Plumadore, Community Service Chair
Edie Townsend, Member-at-Large
Margaret Travis - Member-At-Large
Nettie Faye Williams, Sunshine Coordinator