Sulky Educator - Ellen Osten

Ellen has decades of experience sewing and teaching professionally. She is a co-contributor to several Sulky of America books and is the creator of a unique pattern line, "Sew… What's New".

Ellen has been with Sulky of America, Inc. since 1988 as a National Sulky Educator. She travels throughout the country giving lectures, demos and hands-on classes. Ellen helps to develop projects and techniques for Sulky's Certified Teacher Training programs, consumer shows and trade shows. She also supports the Sulky National Educators wherever needed. She enjoys teaching all skill levels and instructs in many subject areas including free-motion thread painting, computerized embroidery, pattern fitting, bridal, tailoring, cutwork and design, beading. And she just learned to knit, too!

Consumer satisfaction is Ellen's #1 concern. Seeing a student's face light up when they understand and complete a project is the best gift. Ellen's knack for combining teaching and low-key sales at the same time has made her the consummate teacher and the perfect National Education Director.

Ellen has taught at:
  • S.M.A.R.T and was the Grand Prize Winner in the
    Professional category in 1998
  • American Quilter's Society
  • American Sewing Guild
  • Original Sewing & Quilt Expo
  • Martha Pullen Licensings
  • Creative Festival
  • South West Tech
  • Sew For Fun Cruise 2005
Certified with:
  • Verna Holt
  • Lucille Graham
  • Trained Sewing Educator Alliance
  • Serger Camp
Television Appearances:
  • Sew It All
  • Quilter's Newsletter
Magazines Articles:
  • Creative Machine Embroidery
  • Sew News
Ellen says, "My goal is for my student to have fun while learning, and to feel marvelous through the entire experience".

When at home, Ellen is working on new ideas and creative solutions for Sulky of America. And Grammy Camp!