Jo couldn’t decide what she wanted to be when she grew up – first she got her B.S. Engineering from Duke University (with a minor in Theater) and then an M.F.A. in Design from East Carolina University School of Art. But she stitched her way through all those many years of school – doing alterations, making costumes, sewing bridal and formalwear – and eventually landed at a little heirloom sewing shop that was also the local BERNINA dealership. She’s been a BERNINA fan ever since. As Education Editor for BERNINA of America, Jo does a little of everything – writing, teaching, photography – but divides most of her time between editing Through the Needle ONLINE magazine and co-hosting the WeAllSew blog. Jo lives in a cozy bungalow in the woods, and shares her office with her Plott, Belle, who is constantly on the lookout for bears.