Joanne Banko is a freelance sewing educator and a self-proclaimed sewing cheerleader. She has gained experience working in many divisions of the sewing industry, and has been making her own clothing since her early teenage years.
Joanne has been featured on television programs such as PBS’ It’s Sew Easy. Her teaching segments on this program can be viewed online at itsseweasytv.com. She is also a frequent contributor to Designs in Machine Embroidery magazine and is author of the book Wrapped in Embroidery.
She credits her mother for sparking her passion and motivating her to “make it herself.” Her ultimate goal is to inspire sewing and embroidery enthusiasts to make the most of their machines.