A 10 year old girl who has been coming for a year, emails this at Christmas break: "Thank you so much for all that you do for us (I know it's your job but it's like you are our buddy-buddy and I love that part). Hope to see you soon! "
Email from 50something woman after her Introduction to the Sewing Machine lesson: "I am so excited about your classes, You are a wonderful person to learn from and I greatly appreciate your patience ! "
Mother of 9 year old: "She and I talk about you to others.....and her face lights up when she tells them about her sewing teacher and how much she likes you.....because she really enjoys being with you...and sewing with you too!"
In a Christmas card from two girls and their mothers: "Thanks for your influence!"writes a mom. "You are a totally, awesome sewing teacher, Love ya!" writes the other mom.
Mother of 10 year old student after first lesson: "She LOVED her class today and can't wait to make her next bag, she was very proud of herself! Thank you so much!!!"
Young mother, after her first introduction to her new sewing machine: "Barbara, I had a blast at my lesson. Thanks for being so patient with me. I have practiced a little, but I haven't been able to get my fabric yet, so I am planning on doing that soon. Thanks for the info, I am looking forward to reading it."
Young mother who took lessons: "You have inspired and given me the confidence to make beautiful clothing for my daughters and I am certain others would benefit from your talents too."
Woman after her first lesson: "Thank you so much for accommodating me on such short notice. I thoroughly enjoyed our lesson today! I am excited and want to get "serious" about sewing knowing that you are available for one-on-one instruction."
Mother: "My two teenage daughters took sewing lessons from Barbara and made impressive looking bags and pajama pants. They gained confidence in using the sewing machine, and are so proud of their finished products!"
Mother: " My 15 year old daughter takes lessons with Barbara weekly and loves it! Very pleased with the progress she has made in such a short time."
Fourteen year old girl: "I am taking lessons from Mrs. Edmondson, and I have found her to be an excellent teacher. I cannot believe all that I have learned in only a few weeks' time! My sewing lessons are very fun and are the highlight of my week."
Mother: "My 9 year old takes lessons and absolutely loves it! She looks forward to it every week. Barbara makes it fun and easy for the kids to learn."
Mother: "My 10 year old took lessons last summer and loved it! She is still sewing and making projects for family, church, and even school projects. We had a great experience and look forward to more lessons with Barbara."
Mother of 15 year old student: "Her sewing has really improved since she's been taking lessons from you."
Woman, age 33: "Barbara, Thanks so much for the lesson! I loved it and am looking forward to next week! Thanks for sending the picture too."
Young mother, after her first lesson: "hey Barbara, i enjoyed the class today and i am looking forward to next week!!"
Young mother who took lessons:" I am able to make fabulous clothing for my girls and get compliments everywhere we go. It my pleasure to tell others about my positive experience from your sewing lessons."