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Meet our team

We just love to hear our wind chimes jingle when you come to visit! Whether you are looking for local sewing studio, a BERNINA expert, a fabric store, or just a creative place to get inspiration... We welcome you.

We have the oldest dealership on the front range, with over 40 years with BERNINA. 
Our combined experience makes us a valuable resource for you to
Sew your dreams into reality...

Megan Lynch, Owner
Megan comes to us with a BS in Apparel Design and BA in Theatre from Colorado State University, and a year-long internship and scholastic scholarship with the Pacific Conservatory Theatre. Beginning with small cross stitching crafts at the age of 6, she became fascinated with sewing, embroidery, costume, and fashion. With a background in theatre, she has experience in garment patterning and construction spanning from Medieval to current fashions. She comes to this business from the Washington, D.C. Metro area after working as a stitcher & First Hand with Tony Award® winning Signature Theatre and as a stitcher with the
Washington National Opera.

Customizable garments that are made to last are what drives her to help you make your sewing project truly unique and made just for you! Working with BERNINA machines for over a decade, she can’t wait to share her knowledge and help find the right machine for you and your needs.
Stop into Studio Bernina today, and sew your dreams into reality!

Lisa Hook, Repairs & Tech Department

Lisa recently moved to Colorado from San Diego, CA  where she worked as a service tech for several years.  She is BERNINA, Pfaff, Viking, Babylock and HandiQuilter trained.  Prior to that she produced custom tactical gear for law enforcement and military.  She is a garment sewer and a quilter.


Ruth Burton, Sales Associate
Ruth has been sewing with Studio BERNINA since 1994. Our resident Canadian, for 28 years she worked in healthcare and retail around the globe. She loves to sew and after taking a hiatus, she returns to us with a new invigoration for sewing and seeing all the ways that BERNINA has advanced the sewing industry. She loves talking to customers, cracking jokes with her wonderful sense of humor, hearing all about your projects, and is SEW excited to talk to you about textiles (especially knits - her new favorite!). She enjoys living in Lafayette with her husband and black cat, Basha. In her free time, she loves to treat her husband to her experimental cooking.

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Terry Birdsell, Certified Gem Affiliate, Quilting Teacher
Terry has been working in property management and retail management for a total of 35 years while raising eight children! She has lived her life with a can- do attitude. She jumps in feet first in all that she does, laughing all the way. She wanted to learn to quilt…and did just that. She also taught herself to use a longarm. Terry has been quilting for about seven years.

What I love most about Terry is that she teaches as she lives her life -- with kindness, grace, and humility. She knows there is a gem to be found in all of us. Terry’s advice: “Keep smiling and enjoy the journey.”


Monique Corle, Kids/Teens/Beginners Teacher & Associate
Monique started knitting, crocheting and hand sewing Barbie clothes at a young age. When she was 13, she was introduced to machine sewing and was hooked! It didn’t take long before she “needed” a serger and then an embroidery machine! During summers in college she worked at Busch Gardens in the costume shop. Later, she made all of her daughters elaborate Halloween costumes and formal dresses. When her daughter began to figure skate competitively, she learned how to make the dresses, source and apply stones one by one!

Originally from the east coast, Monique is a CU Buff and returned to Colorado a few years ago.  There she taught sewing to middle school students and would tie the lesson to community service projects. She is super creative and has so many fun projects for the kids.  She is  excited to teach our youngsters how to sew and give them a lifelong hobby.




Dawn Hunter, Quilting Teacher

Dawn has been quilting for about 15 years, gathering tips and tricks from dozens of teachers along the way. She's also fluent in knitting, crochet, cross stitch, needlepoint, beading, scrap-booking, cooking, gardening, and photography. An advocate for trying new things, she's always up for the next big adventure or the next attempt at something different. Dawn would like nothing more than to stay at home and craft all day long but she very much enjoys teaching too. Quilting should be enjoyable as well as productive and Dawn tries to make each class contain both. She lives in Longmont, where her life is further enhanced (complicated) by her husband, two dogs and a very large cat.

Rebecca Cribelli, In-House Knits and Serger Master
Rebecca's introduction to sewing started with theatre costuming classes at CU Denver and CU Boulder. Rebecca fell in love with the BERNINA sewing machines in the costume shop, which led her to Studio BERNINA in Boulder in 2006 to buy her first BERNINA machine! There she met Susan Igou and signed up for her first of many sewing classes. Rebecca continues to make uniquely stylish and comfortable garments primarily using knits with her BERNINA serger, sewing machine, or both! Rebecca lives in Lousiville and also enjoys drawing, painting, and doll making.

Briana Van Dorpe, Kids/Teens/Beginners Teacher & Associate
Bri is a multi-skilled artist with a strong background in dance, circus arts, and costume design. She was born in New York and just moved to Lafayette recently from the Big Apple. Ever since Bri was a little girl, she spent hours creating her own Halloween costumes, slitting and weaving t-shirts and leggings, as well as altering much of her own clothing. She learned how to manipulate patterns and bring a lot of her own unique designs to life during her time studying at Alfred University. Since then, Bri has continued to dive deeper into her passion for sewing and her large pile of fabric scraps.

While her love for sewing is great, Bri is also very passionate about sharing her art with others. She believes, "Art has the ability to transform, to illuminate, to educate, to inspire, and to motivate any individual with any background."
  Susan Igou, Master Tailor, Founder
As the first Woman President of the Custom Tailors and Designers Association of the World (CTDA), Susan spent her lifetime honing the skill of perfection and masterful art in the world of sewing. Her lifetime of work included developing a cohesive plan to help women and men achieve creative independence to be able to sew their dreams into reality.  She developed the training and educational programs for the CTDA and more. 

Monday 10am - 5pm
Tuesday - Thurs 10am - 6pm
  • Fri & Sat 10am - 5pm
  • *Closed Sunday