Barbara has a passion for learning and sharing her knowledge about the many varied and wonderful forms of embroidery generally called whitework. She has taken many courses and classes from the Embroiderers’ Association of Canada (EAC), Embroiderers Guild of America (EGA), and the American needlepoint Guild (ANG). Barbara is certified as an EGA Master Craftsman in Counted Thread. She also studied in Germany at the Museum de Schwalm in 2005. Barbara is the author of the EAC Beginner Schwalm Embroidery and the Casalguidi GCC courses, two EGA GCC's as well as a book of Schwalm filling stitches called “Exquisite Schwalm”.