Kay Hickman

Username Kay Hickman
Location The heart of Oklahoma
Hobbies Machine embroidery, quilting, grandchildren (they are a sort of hobby, don't you think?), reading.
Favorite Type of Sewing Machine embroidery on home dec projects, quilting.

As a BERNINA of America Educator one of my primary tasks is to host the All About ME (Machine Embroidery) Programs. These virtual programs are hosted in the dealers' stores monthly and focus on machine embroidery, stabilizer, and designs. I have the opportunity to travel throughout the United Stated to present programs. And I LOVE seeing all the projects people make! It inspires me to see what other people have done with embroidery and makes me want to come home and start.

I started sewing when I was very young. Some of my fondest memories are of sitting with my mother and grandmother as they stitched. It was because of their influence that I decided to major in Home Economics Education in college. When my girls were young, I made all their clothes. They always had lots of ruffled dresses and cute embroidered t-shirts and jeans.

I have worked in the sewing industry in many forms -- from teaching serger classes at a local vo-tech school to creating custom-fitted clothing to working at the BERNINA Sewing Center in Oklahoma City.