Hi there!   My name is Teresa Kent.  I am a former elementary school librarian, quilter and dog mom who lives in the northwest Atlanta suburbs.  I like to dabble in all the things fabric related – quilting, garment sewing, home dec, hand embroidery kent-member-photoand cross-stitch. I also love to teach others how to sew and explore the geeky side of crafting. 

From 2014-2019, I ran a successful maker club for students at two different schools that was funded, in part, by grants and donations, with the rest paid for by me. It was truly a labor of love. While our instructional model may have changed, I continued to incorporate maker activities into my library’s programming until I retired in May, 2022.

My students’ work has been exhibited in the 2015, 2019 and 2022 Georgia Celebrates Quilts show sponsored by the East Cobb Quilt Guild. I have taught children’s and adult sewing classes at Stitch N Quilt, Cottontail Quilts and the Southeast Quilt & Textile Museum (SQTM).  I currently teach private and semi-private lessons from my Smyrna sewing studio.

When not behind a sewing machine or lost in a book, you’ll probably find me volunteering with CAREing Paws, a therapy animal group, of which my dog, Sadie, and I are members and a registered R.E.A.D. team  (R.E.A.D. stands for Reading Education Assistance Dogs). Sadie and I are also a nationally registered therapy dog team through the Alliance of Therapy Dogs (ATD).  We read at the local public library, visit schools, colleges, and the local children’s hospital.

Meet Sadie, my quality assurance supervisor and pet therapy partner