Managing Editor

I am Managing Editor for Designs in Machine Embroidery magazine.  I’ve held this role since Volume 17, November/December 2002.  (To give perspective, as I write this post, we just published Volume 111 July/August 2018).  That’s quite a few issues I’ve helped produce!

Looking at the image shown, I am reminded I wrote the content for the “Software Resource Guide” mentioned on the cover.  I was always fond of research in school.  Writing the Resource Guides for the magazine was the logical first step in getting published.  It also gave me a chance to learn more about the industry.

 

As technology changed over the years, we embraced social media and other platforms to share our love for machine embroidery with our readers, including a WordPress blog.  Samples of my work are featured on Eileen’s Machine Embroidery Blog.  Everything shown is my original writing.

Software Lesson on Using Stitched Snapshots Plus

Software and Embroidery Lesson to create a Christmas House

Behind the Scenes at a Photoshoot

Celebrating 100 Issues.  This blog features a mix of photos by several photographers.  I’m the author of the blog post.

http://dzgns.com/blog/2016/09/celebrating-100-issues/

A Freshly Popped T-shirt!
A freshly popped t-shirt

A Name You Can Trust

A Name You Can Trust

Software Saturday:  Using the Reflections Template

Software Saturday: Using the Reflections Template

Behind the Scenes at a Photo Shoot

Behind the Scenes - Volume 91

What I learned from a box of gourmet chocolates

What I learned from a box of gourmet chocolates

A visit with THE Dream Machine

A visit with THE Dream Machine

Monogram of the Month

Monogram of the Month - January

Behind the Scenes:  Volume 90

Behind the Scenes - Volume 90

Last Minute Thoughtful Holiday Gifts

Last Minute Thoughtful Holiday Gifts

The Day the Elves Returned to Santa’s Workshop

The Day the Elves Returned

How a trip to the gym inspired today’s embroidery lesson!

How a trip to the gym inspired today's embroidery lesson

Words of Wisdom

Words of Wisdom

The Day Elves Came to Play at the Photography Studio

The day elves came to play at the photography studio

All for Me

All for Me

On the Wrong Foot

On the Wrong Foot

Applique – It’s not just for quilting

Applique - It's not just for quilting