Colleen Wright

Colleen Wright


Colleen has been sewing for herself and others for more than four decades as well as teaching many children and adults including international students. She offers a fun, relaxed, and knowledgeable format at her seminars and workshops. Colleen is a Master Certified Sewing Educator, a Sulky Certified Teacher, and a Simplicity Educator, which allows her to instruct in many subject areas. Some of her most popular seminars include those on interfacing, threads, decorative stitches, tips and tricks, thread painting, and more. Colleen will travel anywhere there is a need for education about the art of sewing.


Contact Information

12510 228th Street
Maple Ridge, BC, Canada
V2X 6M8

Phone: 604-463-1994


About the Association

The Vacuum Dealers Trade Association (VDTA) and the Sewing Dealers Trade Association (SDTA) exist to educate and promote independent floor care and sewing dealers in order to increase their market share. It exists to promote programs designed to enable the industry to be more competitive and to improve the industry as a whole.

The VDTA • SDTA is dedicated to supporting the interests of independent vacuum cleaner and sewing machine dealers around the world. It is the independent dealers’ voice in the floor care and sewing industries. The primary goal of the association is providing avenues to increase sales, communication, service, market share, and profit for all independent vacuum and sewing retailers. The association provides the floor care and sewing industries with the latest information on products and services, sales and marketing, training, and education through the monthly publications, SQE Professional and Floor Care Professional/Central Vac Professional and yearly conventions.

Many other association-sponsored programs and services are available to independent dealer members to improve their businesses using the code of ethics, member standards, special programs, sales tools, and member benefits.


If you are interested in becoming a member of the Sewing Educators Alliance please email Judy Patterson at

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    Des moines, IA 50313
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