ISAF Advisory Board
When we began planning ISAF, we knew we needed help from Industry leaders within the Sewing community. We reached out and assembled an advisory board with influential industry leaders who are committed ot the sucsess of ISAF. Read more about our ISAF advisory board.
Rae Cumbie is Creative Director at Fit for Art Patterns whose three core patterns yield one great wardrobe! Her coaching, blog posts, online classes, Threads articles and Sew News fitting column encourages stitchers to sew successfully: adding fun, comfortable, fabulously fitting, artful and creative additions to their wardrobe. Catch her blog, Sew! Let’s Get Dressed at fitforartpatterns.com for everything from basic sewing to artful inspiration
Angela Wolf, fashion designer and entrepreneur. Angela is the founder and President of Angela Wolf Patterns™ and Angela Wolf Academy™. Host of the PBS series It’s Sew Easy and author of How to Start a Home-Based Fashion Design Business. Online instructor at AW Academy, Fashion Sewing Club, Craftsy, and Patternreview with over 210,000 students worldwide. You can catch Angela live on the social side ever week as host of At Your Side Virtually! for Brother International and Behind the Scenes with Angela Wolf. Angela is a brand ambassador for Brother International, an influencer, consultant, and collaborates with numerous companies.
Angela started sewing at a young age and continued to design women’s apparel all thru college. With an entrepreneurial spirit and passion for fashion and sewing, she launched and ran a successful custom apparel and alteration business for over 18 years. With the success of the It’s Sew Easy tv series, Angela reorganized her business to cater to the home sewer; speaking and teaching and eventually launched Angela Wolf Patterns™ and Angela Wolf Academy™.
She is the winner of 2008 Passion for Fashion, 2012 American Sewing Expo’s teacher of year, and 2016 Industry Contributor of the year. She has been featured in Threads Magazine, Sew News, and Schmetz. Angela resides in SW Michigan and when she is not working in the sewing world, you will find her professionally sportfishing on the Win-n-Angel with her husband, Winn. www.AngelaWolf.com
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Annie Smith is a national and international Quilting Instructor, who is passionate about garment sewing. She started out sewing for herself at age 8 and by age 16 created a cottage industry sewing for her friends that supported her way through college. Combining quilting techniques with garments is Annie’s favorite challenge. Annie is a BERNINA Ambassador Loyalist, an Aurifil Aurifilosopher, and a LauraStar Ambassador. www.AnnieSmith.net
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Joe Vecchiarelli has worked in the fashion industry for over 40 years. During his college years, Joe worked in the family business, sharpening scissors for the industry’s top designers. He later graduated from USC’s business program and began to realize that opportunities in the apparel business were unlimited. Mr. Vecchiarelli’s career took another fascinating turn when he made a foray into the entertainment business working in production with shows like Dancing with the Stars and The X Factor. A few years ago, he was approached by NBC to help produce the competitive design talent show, Fashion Star. He accepted, with the challenge to create a successful show more professional than even Project Runway. Presently Mr. Vecchiarelli is ever so busy helping fashion students and enthusiasts grasp their dreams and become successful within the industry.