Having it all (just not right now) with Sue Hausmann, America Sews
Sue Hausmann has been sewing since her first 4-H project at the age of 10 and she has been inspired and mentored by neighbors, friends and work colleagues all her life. Her proficiency in this art resulted naturally from a lifetime of sewing for herself, and her home, her four children, and now ten grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Her enthusiasm for sharing the life-skill of sewing and quilting with others is her passion, and for more than 50 years her profession focused on sewing education.
Now “retired” Sue and her husband Herb occasionally present programs and share their expertise at Edutainment and Teaching and she presents programs for her local ASG and Quilt Guild. Her focus is to “give the gift of sewing” with handmade quilts, clothing and more for those she loves, teaching others to sew and creating things for herself and her home.
Before retirement Sue was Executive Vice President of Consumer Motivation for a Husqvarna Viking sewing machines and was responsible for the Education and Training programs and was part of the new product development and written material teams in Sweden. She has produced and hosted more than 600 public broadcasting programs and has 33 books to her credit including Sew Fast, Faster, Fastest, published by Rodale Press. She was Executive Producer of the America Sews with Sue Hausmann, America Quilts creatively and Sew Young, Sew Fun Public Television series. Sue received the 2002 American Sewing Guild “Sewing Hall of Fame Award”, the 2007 “Master CSE award from the Sewing Education Alliance” and was inducted into the Sewing Machine Hall of Fame in 2012. She has taped classes for Sulky and Craftsy which are available for purchase on their web sites. She is also enjoying working with the pre-schoolers at Grace Church, Sahuarita and having more time to sew for family and to teach others to sew. Sue attributes much of her success to the encouragement and support of her husband of 62 years, Herb, and is thrilled he joins her in the mission of sharing the joy of sewing and quilting and the joy of life!
Sue's Favorite Things:
- Sulky KK2000 to hold everything together as you sew and quilt https://sulky.com/kk-2000-temporary-spray-adhesive-150-ml
- Frixion marking pens https://sulky.com/pilot-frixion-pen-extra-fine-point-turquoise
- Heat-removable chalk markers
- Fusible web. I use the sheets for appliqué and the strips for “basting” binding and more. https://sulky.com/sulky-perfect-appliqu-fusible-web-18-x-3-yd-roll
- Tiny steam iron that heats up in 15 seconds
- Buttonhole cutter and eyelet cutter that comes with “baby cutting board”
Connect with Sue:
Facebook: Sue Hausmann Sewing Life