Connie Crawford

Mary Ann Racheau


Mary Ann has earned the achievement of Master Certified Sewing Educator from the Sewing Educator's Alliance. She is certified to teach "Quilting the Kaye Wood Way" and as a Trained Sewing Instructor through the Sewing and Craft Alliance. Mary Ann's background includes over 30 years of costume and fashion design experience in the entertainment world in Las Vegas. She spent 14 years with the Siegfried and Roy Show, 8 years with Cirque du Soleil's KA, and 6 years as the costumier for the ballet and opera. She currently teaches a number of sewing and quilting classes, both publicly in sewing stores and privately in Las Vegas. She is a member of the American Sewing Guild and has her own unique line of quilts and teddy bears.

Contact Information

7104 Fenway Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89147

Phone: 702-365-6012 or


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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