Instructor Bios

Denise Johnston

Denise has 16 years of experience teaching at a quilt shop in Connecticut, where she taught students at all levels of proficiency. 


She has taught many techniques, including pintucking, couching, free motion quilting, machine applique, zippers, and working with special products such as Texture Magic.  Her teaching experience also includes a Machine Embroidery Club, special Anitagood Design Events, starter class for Electric Quilt, and many bag and tote classes.


Denise is proficient with many different sewing machine brands. and she has designed quilts that have been made into patterns.

Deb Kellner

Deb, also known as the bag lady, has been designing and making purses for more than 15 years. She loves bags that are cute and functional. She started making purses because there were never enough pockets provided from store bought purses. Deb uses all kinds of fabrics, hardware and techniques to achieve her designs. 
From a young age, Deb has always loved making things with her hands. She learned how to sew, crochet, knit, and needle point from family members and it's been her passion ever since. 

Deb has taught at Fabric Stash (Charlton) and at retreats that she attends every year.

Karen Pulaski

Along with creating art quilts, Karen enjoys bringing the pleasure of quilting and sewing to students of all levels.  We are excited that she will now be bringing her popular classes to Sew-N-Sew!

Karen brings 40+ years of sewing experience to all who join her in class. She has had several articles written about her quilts in various newspapers, including the Boston Globe and Arts Around Boston Magazine.