Sue has been working in the home sewing industry for over 40 years. She has shared her expertise with the sewing consumer in many fields. Many will recognize her for her extensive work with sergers. Sue has co-authored several books on serging including, Sewing With An Overlock by the Singer Sewing Reference Library, Creative Serging by Palmer/Pletsch, Creative Serging Illustrated by the Chilton Book Company and 101 Sewing Secrets by the Singer Sewing Reference Library.
Sue loves to teach and create. She has written several Owner’s Workbooks for the Baby Lock Sewing Machine Company. The workbooks teach consumers how to use their Baby Lock sewing/embroidery machines, sergers and how to use Baby Lock embroidery software.
Sue, and her expert team of trained instructors, travel all over the United States teaching 3-day hands on Baby Lock serger events. The events teach the basics and intermediate uses of the Baby Lock Evolution, Ovation and Cover Stitch sergers. She also has an extensive program teaching both Baby Lock and DIME Inspirations software programs.
Karen LaMendola lives on the Southwest Coast of Florida with her husband, Michael and their sons, Wesley. She has lived in Florida for almost 14 years. She has a Master’s Degree in Business Management from Bowie State University in Maryland. When not at the taekwondo school working on her black belt or working at her “real” job, she sews. Her Grandmother taught her to sew and do needlework at a very young age.
Karen started selling sewing machines in the late 1980’s as something extra and fun to do. From there she started teaching quilting classes on the serger. Now her passion for sewing is on the embroidery machine and with Designer’s Gallery Software and Dime Inspirations Software. Most weekends she can be found sewing, or teaching digitizing classes. She is also an NRA instructor.