Barbie Swanson, Owner, Barbie Swanson/Fabric Art Shop LLC

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2016-07-06T00:00:00.000Z

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Background Information

Employment History

Professional of the Year for Excellence In Business Administration and Management

Worldwide Who's Who

Affiliations

Member
Surface Design Association

Member
North Florida Art League

Education

Bachelors of Business Administration

Business, Marketing

Georgia State University

Biography

LAKE CITY, FLORIDA, July 16, 2013, Barbie Swanson, Director and Owner of Fabric Art Shop, has been named a Worldwide Who’s Who Professional of the Year in Business Administration & Management. While inclusion in Worldwide Who’s Who is an honor, only a small selection of members in each discipline are chosen for this distinction. These special honorees are distinguished based on their professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities, years of service, and the credentials they have provided in association with their Worldwide Who’s Who membership. With 24 years of experience in arts and crafts, Ms. Swanson is known by her peers for her expertise in fiber arts and business management. On a daily basis, she is tasked with overseeing the day-to-day operations of the business, ordering and purchasing, designing patterns for people, teaching within the facility, strategic planning and business development, and giving team guidance to her 10 employees. Fabric Art Shop is an art and design education and retail company that provides specialty art and quilting products. The shop also features classes in art and pattern design. Ms. Swanson is proud to announce that the shop is having a grand reopening in a larger facility from May 30th through June 1st 2013. Ms. Swanson attributes her success to having a good idea of what the customers want and to providing superior customer service. She became involved in her profession after leaving the corporate world to pursue her passion for fabric and design. In five years, Ms. Swanson hopes to have a nationally recognized fiber art and quilting university that features long-arm machines and different dying and painting techniques. For more information about Fabric Art Shop, visit http://www.fabricartshop.com. - See more at: http://www.worldwidewhoswhoreleases.com/press-release/barbie-swanson-named-a-worldwide-whos-who-professional-of-the-year-for-excellen#sthash.kLpjS1xm.dpuf

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BARBIE SWANSON
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Barbie Swanson is a nationally known fiber artist, teacher, designer and inventor. She is a member of many fiber art organizations including the Surface Design Association and the North Florida Art League. She invents tools to aid in design, and she creates specialty hand-dyed and painted fabrics and yarns which she incorporates into her art pieces. Because of her love of nature and the way she brings this love into her art she has won many awards for her art creations and has been published in several magazines. She loves to teach from the very basics to the more complex and the motto for Barbie's students is "Yes, I can!


Barbie's Biography

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BARBIE SWANSON - Lake City, Florida

Barbie Swanson is a nationally known fiber artist, teacher, designer and inventor. She is a member of many fiber art organizations including the Surface Design Association and the North Florida Art League. She invents tools to aid in design. And she creates specialty hand-dyed and painted fabrics and yarns which she incorporates into her art pieces. Because of her love of nature and the way she brings this love into her art, she has won many awards for her art creations and has been published in several magazines. She loves to teach, from the very basics to the more complex, and the motto for Barbie's students is "YES, I CAN!
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Barbie will always tell you that there are two criteria for making quilts & fiber sculpture: having a meaning or message and having a highlighted effect that invites you to look closely at it, as well as seeing the impact from afar.
Barbie exhibited some of her quilt pieces at the ARTSERVE Gallery in Fort Lauderdale, Stretching Art and Tradition exhibit annually in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, The Orchid Society in Palm Beach County, Florida, Columbia County Library in north Florida, Quilts at the Crossroads in Flint, Michigan, Visions "Fiber of Coronado " special exhibit and various local & national shows. Her quilt, "Lurking-We Should Have Known" was chosen to and traveled for 3 years around the world with the "America From the Heart" exhibit sponsored by Quilts, Inc.
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Barbie is also the inventor of the EASY GLIDE® tools for industrial machines, co-designer of the EASY GLIDE® Creator Free Motion Machine and distributes these as well as other products to quilting shops and consumers.
http://fabricartshop.com (home page)
barbie@fabricartshop.com Barbie Swanson
May You Be Moved to Create!
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Website designed by: Barbie Swanson


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Website designed by: Barbie Swanson


Vendors

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Barbie Swanson - owner

Fabric Warehouse 3030 W. Florida Av Lakeland, FL 33805 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots.


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Barbie Swanson, Owner

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Barbie
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Barbie carries several different patterns; double wedding ring, on point 1" grid, rob Peter to pay Paul. (Pattern: $9.00 class fee-$20.00 + supplies) Thursday 10-2, June 14
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A variety of patterns will used in class. ($12.00 + supplies), Schedule your appointment with Barbie.
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Quilting Without the Dogs ---Learn how to free motion quilt and be more confident in your quilting skills. ($15.00 + supplies) Schedule your appointment with Barbie.

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