Written by Hannah McDole, Warren High School
We would like to welcome our sewing content expert, Ann Siegfried! Ann is one of four content experts available at the BB2C Makerspace. She grew up in Waverly and attended Williamstown High School. She has a husband Greg and a daughter Lisa. She has been working at Joann Fabrics for about 9 years now. Ann loves sewing and has been sewing since she was 10 years old. Ann dabbles in multiple things but has always gone back to sewing. She can fix anything from bridal gowns to pillows.
Ann explained, she heard about the BB2C Epicenter from a friend and attended a tour of the building. She enjoyed it so much, she came back and attended a couple of classes in the Makerspace. Then, Ann was asked to hold a few classes of her own. Now she teaches sewing classes, 3 sometimes 4 times a week.
When asked about her most memorable experience at the Makerspace, she mentioned she enjoyed working with a young girl and her grandma with their brand new sewing machine. Ann loved their sense of awe when they walked away having made a pillow. She loves what she is doing, that's for sure! Ann explained she is very excited about younger kids coming in and learning new things. She can't wait for some new things to be introduced in the sewing world that she can share with us.
Thank you so much, Ann, for taking the time to talk with me!