Here are some questions that you might want answered.  


Question: Who writes for this blog?

Answer: I am Colleen Bell, the author of this blog,The Embroiderist. If you have any questions, please email me and I will gladly try and answer them.


Question: What is the purpose of your blog?

Answer: I love machine embroidery and sewing, but I really love helping others more than anything else. I have always loved teaching and a blog is a wonderful vehicle to share, inspire, and educate. I want to help you with your creative process. Please feel free to ask me questions or for a specific blog post.  


Question: Are you available to teach?

Answer: Yes. Currently, I am teaching as a Brand Ambassador for Shannon Fabrics. I love helping others and frequently volunteer to teach for churches and non-profit organizations. I teach in private, as well as public settings. Please let me know of any way that I can help. 


Question: How do you use my email address?

Answer: I am the only person who uses or will use your email address. I will only email you on special occasions to let you know something important is happening or for a blog post.


Question: How frequently do you post on your blog?

Answer: I would love to be blogging regularly, but currently, it is only now and then.  I hope to be blogging about:

  • Machine Embroidery
  • Sewing
  • Anything related to a sewing needle - hand embroidery, books on sewing, textiles, fashion, etc.


Question: Do you have any affiliation with any of the products or companies that you mention in your blog or receive any compensation for your blog?

Answer: Yes.  All the opinions and comments on products in the blog posts are that of me, the sole writer for this blog. I am a Brand Ambassador for Shannon Fabrics and on the Design Team at Fairfield Processing Corp. and receive compensation and products from them; however, they do not influence my opinion of their products. Please see my full disclosure statement below.

Question: Do you sell any products?

Answer: No. I previously owned an eCommerce and Etsy shop under the same name of The Embroiderist where I designed elegant monogrammed bridal veils and sold other monogrammed items, but I no longer sell products and the eCommerce company was desolved.


Question: Can I link to your blog?

Answer: Yes! I would love to know that you are, so that I could possibly reciprocate.


Question: What model of embroidery and sewing machine do you use?

Answer: This is my favorite type of question. I use a Baby Lock Ellisimo Gold that has the capability of embroidering and sewing the finest or the heaviest fabrics. It has the modern embroidering features of a large 8” x12” hoop, an amazing sketchpad with a cordless pen for drawing and tracing designs, with a wonderful built in camera that can position itself and allow you to scan the design to position it manually. I am in love with this machine. (Thankfully, my husband and children know not more than them.) For teaching sewing, I also own a Baby Lock Elizabeth sewing machine that I use while my Ellisimo Gold is embroidering and several Baby Lock BL9 that I use primarily for teaching.



Currently, I am only sponsored as a Brand Ambassador for Shannon Fabrics and on the Design Team at Fairfield Processing Corp. I will keep this website current if I add any other sponsors.

This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me.  I do want you to know that sometimes I accept forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions (not yet, but I might) or other forms of compensation (like products).

Please be assured that I abide by word of mouth marketing standards. I believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. That content, advertising space or post will be clearly identified as paid or sponsored content.

I am sometimes compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though I receive compensation for posts or advertisements, I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed in this blog are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

This blog does not contain any content, which might present a conflict of interest.

This disclosure was added June 23, 2017.

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