Dian Faulkner

Diane Faulkner


Diane Faulkner has been sewing for herself and others most of her life. She has owned her own custom sewing and alterations business and has taught classes for 30+ years. Her passion is to teach others to love all aspects of sewing: garment construction, fitting, wearable art, embroidery, and craft sewing! Diane is a Palmer/Pletsch Certified Instructor, a member of the Sewing Educators Alliance, and the Association of Sewing & Design Professionals. Her more popular classes include Serger Classes from the basics to advanced techniques (any brand); Beginning Sewing for adults & young people; Embroidery Classes; the Origami Jacket (adapted from Shirley Adams); Patterns from RTW; Pant Fitting; and Updated Sewing Techniques. Diane knows the impact classes can have in promoting merchandise and adding to the bottom line in an independent dealership. Her goal is to promote sewing to a new generation of potential customers.

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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 mail@vdta.com.

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    2724 2nd Avenue
    Des moines, IA 50313
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