Geraldine Gillen

Machine Embroidery, Quilting & Software Educator

Geraldine is a free lance Janome Educator, currently engaged by a number of major sewing machine outlets in Australia to assist them educate their customers in the use of their Janome embroidery machines and digitizing software.

With over two decades of experience in the sewing industry, Geraldine has been involved in all facets of the industry from assisting customers as a retail sales consultant to State Manager, Victoria with Singer Australia and Victorian educator with Janome Australia Head Office. Geraldine is acknowledged as an expert within the industry by both her peers and students.

Geraldine has conducted classes on all aspects of sewing from basic sewing to pattern drafting, dressing making, tailoring, lingerie, patchwork & quilting. Including designing her own unique pattern drafting ruler to assist students design their own skirts and trousers.

Geraldine has also arranged and managed events at major craft exhibitions in Australia and the US on behalf of industry leaders Singer & Janome while engaged as Victorian State Manager & Victorian Educator respectively.

Now as a Free Lance Educator and with a passion for all things embroidery, Geraldine is constantly researching what is happening within the industry, creating interesting projects and sharing her knowledge with her students.

She runs a studio in Melbourne, Australia, supporting local embroidery enthusiasts with in-houses classes for the newbee to the more advanced courses on getting the best from your digitising software and is developing online courses based on feedback from her followers and students.

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