Penny's love of sewing started in grade school and expanded when here sister-in-law opened a fabric shop exposing her to a world of wonderful fabrics and designs. It remained a family affair when her mother became a Viking dealer and she learned all the new Stretch and Sew techniques.
As a founding member of her local North Jersey Chapter of ASG and a certified Home Sewing Instructor, she has been teaching sewing privately and in local adult schools around the tri-state area of New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York. In August of 2005, she completed the first extensive weeklong Silhouette Pattern Instructors fitting For You (SPIFFY) training in Dallas, Texas. She gives Silhouette Pattern classes at trade shows and area stores. She now also enjoys bringing her sewing expertise to the Pocono Sew & Vac classroom.