Stitch Guide Writer Contact Information

Folks, this is the most current contact information I have for all the stitch guide writers I know about, listed alphabetically by their last name.  If things have changed or if I accidentally left someone off the list, please let me know.  You can email me at chillyhollow at hot mail dot com. Thanks!

3 Kittens Needle Arts -

Elaine Aidonidis (EMA Needlepoint) -
Contact Elaine via her Facebook page or email her at

Janet Alter -
Contact Janet through In Stitches Atlanta where she teaches or via her Facebook page.

Sandy Arthur
Check Sandy's website or subscribe to her blog for the latest class and stitch guide updates.

Sandy is now selling stitch guides via her Etsy page.  These are instant digital downloads of PDF files.

Aggie Aspinwall
Contact Aggie via The Enriched Stitch in Connecticut

Gayle Athy -
Contact Gayle via her Facebook page.

Suzanne Attenborough -
Contact Suzanne via Old World Designs

Carolyn Hedge Baird -
Contact Carolyn via her Facebook page.  She has quite a few of the guides she has done listed there.

You can also contact Carolyn via Chaparral Needlepoint in Houston where she works.

Sandra Bonilla Bailey -
Contact her via her Facebook page

Kathy Baltrop -
Contact Kathy via The Stitching Studio

Barbara'a Needlepoint -
Email the shop ( to order any of their guides.

Brenda Bell -
Reach her through Louise's Needlework.

Jana Bendawald -
Contact Jana through The Needlepointer in Washington State.

Margaret Bendig -

Betsy Blackburn-Goslin - does custom guides
Contact Betsy at Fireside Stitchery or via her Facebook page.

Heide Bontempo -
Reach her at Queen Anne Stitches' Facebook page.

Diana Bosworth -
Contact Diana via The French Knot in Dallas.

Debbie Bowers -
Contact Debbie through Needle Orts in Florida.  Debbie also has a Facebook page.

Sherry Bray -
Sherry has a new website or email her at

Sherry Bray Stitches is her Facebook page.

You can also contact Sherry through Queen Anne Stitches' Facebook page.  The shop doesn't have a website, but their phone number is 661-286-1248.

Jesse Brousard -
I'm still trying to find contact information for Jesse.

Stacey S. Brown -
Contact Stacey through the Nimble Needle in Atlanta.

Amy Bunger -
Email her at or contact her through her shop, Amy's Golden Strand, 3808 Summer Avenue, Memphis, TN 38122, phone 901.458.6109.  Note that the shop is open by appointment only so you might have to leave a message.  You can also look through the huge online catalogue of Amy's stitch guides on her website.  It is now searchable by designer and subject.

Susan Burris -
Susan does a lot of guides and models for Painted Pony Designs and some guides for Needle Works in Austin, Texas, so I assume you can contact her via the designer or shop.

Jennifer Sanders Byrd -
You can reach Jennifer via her email address,, or use her Facebook page.

Connie Glenn Camp -
Use Connie's Facebook page to contact her or talk to her via Nashville Needleworks.

Lori Carter -
Contact Lori via Amy's Golden Strand.

Terry Christopher Castillo -
Contact Terry via her Facebook page or browse her stitch guides on her website (second link below).

Brie Chavez -
Email Brie at or contact her via her blog.

Karen Chrissinger -
Contact Karen via Louise's Needlepoint or What's the Point?

Colleen Church -
Contact Colleen via her shop, The Needle Works, in Austin, TX.

Beverly Churchfield -
Some of Beverly's guides are available for your favorite shop to order from Melissa Shirley Designs. To contact Beverly directly, ask Aristeia Needlepoint for help.

Sara Clapp -
Contact her through 3 Kittens Needle Arts in Minnesota.

Erin Clark -
Contact Erin via her Facebook page or through Rachel Donley Needlepoint Designs.

Leona Cole -
Contact Leona through her website, Three Dogs Stitching.

Dianne Colitz
Contact Dianne via The Flying Needles

Christa Collins -
Contact Christa via Needlepoint This in Dallas, TX.

Linda Corirossi -
Reach her via Family Arts Needlework or...

...through North Shore Needleworks.  Primarily a teacher, Linda does stitch guides occasionally, and teaches at The Canvasback and also at Classic Stitch in part of the year. She also has a Facebook page.

Terry Christopher Costello -
The new 2 the Point Studio website is ready.  You can see a list of Terry's guides there.

You can also contact Terry via her 2 the Point Needlepoint Studio Facebook page.  She is posting her available stitch guides in a photo album there (second link below).

Mark Craddock -
Contact Mark via his Facebook page or Nimble Needle in Atlanta.

Holly Crook -
Contact her via Absolutely Needlepoint in Miami; their website lists her available guides

Mary Anne Davis -
Contact Mary Anne via Past Times Needlepoint or via her Facebook page.

Jennifer Borriello Daquesian -
Contact Jennifer via her Facebook page or through Ridgewood Needlepoint.

Leslie Thornton DeCoux -
Contact Leslie via her Facebook page.

Pat Dettman-
Contact Pat via her Facebook page

Kate Dickerson -
A designer who also offers guides for some of her pieces; your local needlepoint shop can order available guides from Kate for you.  Check the Kate Dickerson website to find out what designs have her guides.

Stephanie Dresher-Mandelbaum  -
Contact Stephanie through Ridgewood Needlepoint

Marlene Doak -
Contact Marlene through The Needle Bearer in Wayzata, Minnesota.

Eva Donnelley -
Contact her via her shop, A Stitch in Time.

Terri Dudley -
Contact Terri via her Facebook page or through The Tinsmith's Wife in Comfort, Texas.

Sue Dulle -
Email Sue at or visit her blog (link below).  By the way, Sue also writes stitch guides and creates diagrams for designers and stitch guide creators.

Lynn Elbert -
Contact Lynn via email or through her Etsy shop.   She's at

Julie Elder -
Reach her through Family Arts Needlework

EMA Needlepoint (Elaine Aidonidis) -
Contact Elaine via her Facebook page.

Corliss Hudson Englert -
Use her Facebook page or...

...or contact Corliss at The Needle Works in Austin, TX.

Gail Ettinger -
Contact her via her Facebook page.

Paula Fehleison -
Contact Paula via the French Knot in Fort Worth, Texas.

Chris Fershtand -
Contact Chris via the French Knot in Fort Worth, Texas.

Patti Filshie-Hoffman -
Contact Patti via her shop.

Kay Fite -
Kay writes guides for her designs at Blue Dogwood Designs.  Check her website to see what designs have guides.

Rosanne Fleming -
Contact her via her email

Caryl Freedman -
Contact Caryl via her Facebook page.

Janet Gebow -
Contact her via her Facebook page.

Rebecca Gehhart (Becki) -
Contact Becki via The Enriched Stitch in Connecticut

or via her Facebook page

 Nilguin Gencsoy -
The owner of Always Stitching in Fort Lauderdale doesn't have a website but a Facebook page is on the way.  Stay tuned!

Beth Gilbert -
Contact Beth through The Needle Nest in Tennessee

Joyce Schmidt Gresh - does custom guides
Does many guides for The Collection Design's canvases.  Contact her via her Facebook page or through Osterville Needlepoint

Susan Gross -
Contact her via her Facebook page.

Brenda Hart -
Email Brenda at

The late Wendy Harwood -
Many of Wendy's guides are available through Aristeia Needlepoint.  I believe her daughter owns the shop now.

Michele Heron -
Contact Michele via her shop, the Bristly Thistle.  Her available guides (all stitched by Michele so there are lots of photos of her stitching to help guide you) are listed on the website.

Suzanne Hicks -
Contact Suzanne via her Hugs and Stitches blog or email her at  The second link is to the list of available guides on her blog.

Alison Hodgkiss -
Contact her at A Stitch in Time in San Marion, CA.

Patti Filshie Hoffman -
Contact Patti via her Facebook page. or her shop in Delaware called Stitch-Stash.

Janice Holden -
Pick up her canvases and stitches guides for them at her Coastal Cottage Studio Etsy store.

Carolyn Hook -

Rhea McCutchen Irish -
Contact Rhea via Pocket Full of Stitches in Texas or her website.

Sheena James -
Email her at or contact her via her blog.

Karen Johnson -
You can reach Karen via M's Canvashouse in Kentucky.

Martha Johnson -
Contact her through Fancy Stitches in Texas.

Linda Juchatz -  
Contact her through Needle House in Houston

Frances Jue -
Contact Frances via her Facebook page.

Mary Lou Kidder -
Reach her through Diversions Needlepoint in Colorado.

Robin King -
Email her at or check her blog.  I don't think Robin is doing custom stitch guides any more due to her busy teaching schedule.  Some of her stitch guides are available through Amy Bunger's shop (second link).  Robin's updated her blog with a complete listing of her available guides.  Click on the proper tab to browse.

Knit One Needlepoint Too -

Toni Kochevar -
Contact Toni via her Facebook page.

Julie Sever Koonce -
Contact her via Keep Me in Stitches in Texas

Karen Kugel -
Contact Karen via her Facebook page or through Park Avenue Needlepoint.

Kathy Kulesza -
Contact her via Painted Pony Designs which distributes her guides with their canvases

Gwendolyn Lander -
Email her at
She also has a Facebook page.

Patt Large -
Patt writes some guides for her own designs.  Check with Pocket Full of Stitches to see what's available.

Karen Lea -
Contact Karen via Chaparral Needlepoint in Texas

Mary Legallet -
Mary Legallet of Whimsical Stitch has a website and a Facebook page.  Right now most of her available guides are for Melissa Shirley canvases but I expect that will change as she ramps up her work.

Pam Lemire (Needlepoint By Pam) -
Use Pam's Facebook page, or contact Pam via the Needle House in Houston.

Ellen Lerner -
Contact Ellen through Bedecked and Beadazzled

Gina Liuzzi (Gina Marie Designs) -  
Contact Gina via her Facebook page or...

…via A Stitch in Time Needlework.

Kevin Maivelett -
Contact Kevin via his Facebook page or email him at

Melissa Dru MacLeod -
Contact her via her Facebook page which is Melissa Macleod Needlepoint, or...

…contact her via The Wool and The Floss.

Marquis Sisters -
Liz and Eleanor Marquis post their stitching and available stitch guides on Instagram.

Lynn Mason - (Sharese Designs)
Contact Lynn via her Facebook page.  She has started a photo album listing her stitch guides there.  Some are for her canvases at Sharese Designs, some are for other designers.  You can buy her canvases and stitch guides through her Etsy shop (second link below).

Julie Mast -
Contact Julie via her shop, 3 Kittens.

Valerie McAleenan -
Contact Val via her website

Virginia Barney McAulifee 
Email Jinny at or contact her via her Stitch Style blog.

She has has a photo album of her available stitch guides on her Stitch Style Facebook page.

David McCaskill - does custom guides
Contact via his Facebook page, Stitches on Wheels, or his website (second link below).

David charges $10 a page for a custom stitch guide.  The more complex a canvas, the more pages in the guide.

David also has the Just a Stitch program.  $5 gets you a stitch diagram for a problem area on your canvas.

He'll email you to understand what you are looking for and give you a stitch and thread suggestion, complete with stitch diagrams.

Chris McCoy -

Diane McGregor -
Email Diane at

June McKnight -
June does a lot of stitch guides for Strictly Christmas but she is available to do custom guides as well.    Email her at for details.

Cindy McKown -
Contact Cindy via her Facebook page.

Lee McWhirter -
Contact Lee via The Flying Needles
at their website or Facebook page.  Lee also has a Facebook profile.

Lynn Mason -
Contact Lynn (she's Needlepoint by Sharese) via her Facebook page or through Yarn Explosion in Roanoke, Virginia.

June McKnight -

Judy Meyer - contact her via the Needle House in Houston

Pat Miller - does custom guides
Contact Pat through her Facebook page, or email her directly at  Pat's blog features various guides she's written if you would like to browse, and every Sunday she features a guide she's written.  She also writes custom guides.

However, her Facebook page is the best place to look at all her available guides.  If Pat stitched this herself, there will be a photo of the finished model.

Tony Minieri -
Tony's website lists guides written for his Canvas Embellishment classes that are available to the general public.  (Tony doesn't do custom guides.)  However every guide isn't listed yet.  Contact him via his website or through his Facebook page to check on a guide from something not listed.  Please note finished models done using his guide are posted on his Facebook "Stars" photo album.  Check there to see if the guide you are interested in has been stitched to see if you will like the end result.

Tony has a Pinterest page where he posts his students' completed works.  Look here to see if your canvas has a photo.  Many of these guides apparently are not listed on Tony's website above yet.

Sharon Moerdier-Green -
Contact Sharon via her Facebook page.

Marina Morebeck -
Email her at or contact her through her Facebook page.

Lana Moore -
Contact Lana via Louise's Needlework.

Mary Susan Muirhead -
Contact Mary Susan via Enriched Stitch in Connecticut.

SuZy Murphy -
Contact SuZy via her Facebook page.

Needleworks -
Contact the Birmingham, Michigan shop via their website.

Susan Newman -
Contact Susan via Twisted Stitches in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Jackie Nguyen -
Contact Jackie via her Facebook page.

Kimberly Orton -
Contact Kimberly via Enriched Stitch in Connecticut.

Denise M. Park -
Email her at or contact her via her Facebook page.

Paulette Paquette -
Reach her through Family Arts Needlework

Nancy Pardue -
Her Florentine Flag is a classic, available via eBay.

(Nashville Needleworks says they have a copy of the chart.)

Randi Paul-Heskins -
Contact Randi through Gone Stitching in Bergenfield, New Jersey.

Lea A. Peacock -
Contact Lea via her Facebook page.

Marla Pelz -
Contact her via Lani's Needlepoint.

Laura Perin -
Laura does stitch guides (mostly for Fleur de Paris designs) and charted designs of her own devising. Very talented lady!

Marina Perna -
Contact her via Stitch by Stitch Larchmont

Cynthia Stroud Pigg -
Contact Cynthia through Fancy Stitches in Texas or via her Facebook page.

Susan Portra -
Though primarily a teacher, Susan does write stitch guides. The second link below shows the stitch guides mentioned on her website.  You can reach her via her email or text her at 714/231-3816.

Susan Portra can also be reached via her Facebook page.

Sharon Quick -
Email her at or message her through Facebook.  Her stitch guides are listed on her Facebook page.  You can see them if you have a Facebook account here.

If you don't have a FB account, search here to see what I know about and then email Sharon for details or with questions.

Susan Reed -
Sue teaches at Good Harbor Needlepoint.  Contract her there.

Barbara L. Riley -
Contact Barbara via the Facebook page for Barbara's Needlepoint, where she is the owner.

Jan Rogers -
Contact Jan via Nimble Needle in Atlanta or through her Facebook page.

Susan Rokowski -
Contact Susan via Good Harbor Needlepoint

Cinda Ryan -
Contact Cinda via Needlepoint in Paradise

Cindy Saltzman -
Contact Cindy via her shop, Cindy's Needle Arts in Toronto

David Schaff -
Contact David via Barbara's Needlepoint Facebook page or use his personal Facebook page.

Paula Rae Schmidt -
Contact Paula via 3 Kittens Needle Arts.

Ruth Schmuff -
Ruth is the genius behind all the great mystery classes at her shop, Bedecked and Beadazzled. All her guides are available there, arranged by designer or stitch guide author, which means Ruth or other stitch guide writers such as Kimberly Smith or Mary Legellet.

Carol Skill -
Contact Carol through Hingham Square Needlepoint

Janeann Sleeman -
Janeann has done guides for Artists Collection or Mile High Princesss.  Janeann also has written some Melissa Prince guides, which your favorite shop can order from Melissa, and she has done several guides for The Needle Bug in Montgomery, Alabama.  She also has a Facebook page.

Sandy Slunecka -
Contact Sandy via Barbara's Needlepoint or her Facebook page.  Barbara's doesn't have a website so you will have to use their Facebook page for contact there, too.

Diane Snyder -
Reach her via Louise's Needlework.

Patricia Sone -
Patricia has a website now.  Her stitch guides are wholesale only so your local shop will have to order for you.

You can also contact Patricia via her Facebook page or at her email address which is if you have questions or want to set up a teaching gig.

Patricia's available stitch guides are listed on her blog.  The home page usually shows her latest teaching piece, which may or may not be available as a stand-alone stitch guide yet.  But you can always ask!

September 2018:  Patricia has a new website about her painted canvases but there is a section listing her available stitch guides.  You can order guides from her there.

Angie Stabeble -
Try contacting her through the Nimble Needle in Atlanta or Barbara's Needlepoint, or order her guides from Melissa Shirley Designs.

Ginny Stapleton -
Contact Ginny via her Facebook page.

Barbara "Barb" Starman -
Contact Barb through Family Arts Needlework Shop in Phoenix, AZ

Kathy Stolpin -
Contact Kathy via her Facebook page.

StitchLaw -
Contact Laurie via her website or Facebook page.

Mary Susan - Contact her via the Enriched Stitch.

Carolyn Taggart - does custom guides
Email Carolyn at  You can see some of her work on her Facebook page.

Laura Taylor -
Email her at or call 818-716-7130. Note that some of her class instructions are now available as stitch guides.  Ask Laura for more details.

Terry -
Last name unknown but Terry works at Chaparral Needlepoint in Houston

Cynthia Thomas -
Email her at or write her at Cynthia Thomas, 408 Native Oak St., Ingram, TX 78025.  Cindy also has a Facebook page (second link below) but email's better.
Melissa Shirley has a profile page on Cynthia that lists all the official Melissa Shirley designs she's written guides for (second link).

Chris Tirey -
Contact Chris via her Facebook page or through Nimblefingers in Houston.

Sandy Todd -
Contact her via Old Town Needlework

Suzie Vallerie -
Owner of The Enriched Stitch in Connecticut, see her models with guides posted on the shop's page of available guides or on her blog (second link).

Vickie Yohe -
Contact Vickie via her Facebook page or her shop, Needlepoint Studio of Sarasota.

John Waddell -

Laurie Walden - StitchLAW

You may email her at
Phone 713-248-2627
Fax 713-850-9047
Laurie also teaches at Needle House in Houston, TX once a week.

Mary Waldsmith - Owl Stitchery
Contact Mary via her Facebook page which lists all her current stitch guides, or...

...check her website, or...

visit Mary's Owl Stitchery blog.

Mary Ward-Smith -
Contact her through The Needlepointer in Washington State.

Gale Washington -
Contact Gale through Bedecked and Beadazzled.

Jill Wilensky -
Contact Jill via Amy's Golden Strand in Memphis, TN.

Meredith Willet -
Contact Meredith at her shop.

Karen Williams -
Contact Karen via the French Knot in Fort Worth, TX

Linda Wimer -
Contact Linda via The Needlepointer

Mary Ellen Kearns Winnicki-
Contact Mary Ellen via Stitch By Stitch in Larchmont, NY

Jane Wood (Chillyhollow) -
Email me at or check the Chilly Hollow Stitch Guides blog for a list of my guides.  Please note I no longer do custom guides.

Kay Wray -
Contact Kay via the Stitch Studio in Richmond, Virginia.

Nancy Yedell -
Contact Nancy via Old Town Needlework in Scottsdale, AZ

Vickie Yohe -
Contact Vickie via her Facebook page or through Needlepoint Studio of Sarasota.

Mark Young -
Mark's both a designer (Labors of Love) and teacher.  He can be reached at his shop.

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