Department of Design
Phone: (806) 834-7313
Office: HS 101C
“Thanks for recognizing my passion. I always think of you when I reflect back on how this whole journey began.” - Quilt Designer and author Sara Moe
Helping others produce their best possible work and inspiring them to spread their wings and continue onward and upward is Laura’s true goal. This she achieves by calming fears, careful step-by-step instruction tailored to individual student’s capabilities and kind encouragement.
Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas was Laura’s first college level teaching followed by another assignment at Bowling Green State University where she spearheaded the foundation of the Fashion Merchandising Association for college design students. Social Psychological Aspects of Dress and Design Through Draping were her favorite courses as a professor. During this time, she illustrated two college textbooks, one for Tailoring and the other for Draping.
Her classes and seminars are inspiring. She has taught at the International Quilt Market and Spring Markets as well as at Pfaff Dealer Conventions and numerous other sewing and craft expos in North America. Laura also does promotional/teaching tours in the US including the Martha Pullen School of Fashion and Design held twice a year in Huntsville, AL. Being Pfaff’s Education Manager for four years in the Paramus, New Jersey head office built further upon Laura’s vast knowledge of the sewing industry where she was able to produce many educational videos. Guest artist television credits and technical advisor include: America Quilts Creatively with Sue Hausmann and Martha’s Sewing Room with Martha Pullen.
With her first ever entry in a sewing contest, Laura won a 1st Place and Grand Prize with many accolades as she continued. Just recently, her embroidered evening coat, pant and halter top ensemble won Best of Show at the International Pfaff convention in San Francisco, CA, as voted upon by show attendees. Color, line and design are Laura’s passions and she expresses these through garments, quilts, crafts, and home decorator items.
Laura was the USA editor of the international machine embroidery/sewing/quilting magazine CREATIVE. Her designs can currently be viewed in issues of Jenny Haskins’s CREATIVE EXPRESSIONS international magazine where she is a contributing designer.
For several years Laura managed the Jenny Haskins Schools of Embroidery here in the USA and was a Co-teacher at Jenny’s first ‘Jenny Haskins’ Accreditation Academy, for licensing teachers, for the past two years.