With a passion for sewing Wenda Coburn started Just For Ewe Sewing & Quilting, providing a variety of services from traditional tailoring to custom quilt making. Enthusiastic about helping others to experience the joys of sewing, she began teaching sewing & quilting techniques in 1998.
In 2004 she became a certified Square in a Square® instructor and product distributor. In 2007, she earned Square in a Square® Diamond Certification. In 2007 Wenda was published in the book “Moving on with Diamonds” a Square in a Square® publication.
Wanting to finish her quilts herself, she learned easy machine quilting techniques that gave a beautiful finish. “Quilting with training wheels” became a signature saying used in many of her popular Machine Quilting classes, teaching students to quilt & gain confidence while using their walking foot, or regular presser foot with lower feed dog pressure. This led to a development of Quilt-As-U-Go! Techniques, quilts, & workshops.
An avid new technique junkie, Wenda strives to find techniques that will make even the beginner quilter have success. So, in 2006 she began teaching how to quilt on a Short-Arm machine & quilting frame, & offering resources & appropriate tools for these home quilters. This led to traveling to national quilting shows & giving workshops on Short-Arm Quilting.
In 2009 Wenda published the book Short Arm Machine Quilting. In 2010 and 2011 Wenda was published in the Quilter magazine with articles on Short Arm Machine Quilting.
In 2015 Wenda discovered Barn Quilts while on a bike trip in Adams County Ohio. Wanting to know what these were, Wenda researched Barn Quilts which led to the development of the lecture “The History of Barn Quilts”. Barn Quilt workshops soon followed. But the creation of Barn Quilts wasn’t enough, designing & breaking down the steps to creating a Barn Quilt led to the publishing of 2 books on Barn Quilts - Barn Quilts & Garden Quilts.
Wenda currently works as a Long Arm Quilter/Quilting Educator in her upstate Liverpool, NY home near Syracuse, with her 2 dogs & cat. She is an avid cyclist taking weeklong bike trips each year. Seeing the world from a bike is unlike any other Wenda travels often to lecture & teach workshops to quilt guilds, shops, & groups throughout the Northeast U.S.