Barbara Crawford has been designing and teaching for more than 20 years and has a popular line of patterns for appliqué. She is known for pushing the envelope in new techniques manipulating fabrics and fibers. Along with having her own line of patterns, she is now also a full time designer for McCall's Pattern Company. She is a national and internationally recognized instructor, teaching at shops, expos' and private homes. She has been seen on Creative Living and It's Sew Easy TV on PBS. She is recognized for her sweatshirt transformation patterns and craft patterns, and launched her Sewing Made Simple fashion patterns, creating easy-to-follow fashion patterns utilizing Wool Felt fabrics. Barbara is an expert in this particular fabric, testing the limits of this fabric since 1991. Barbara is always designing and creating new and innovative designs and keeping up with ― as well as setting ― trends.