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Meet Our Teachers

Cotton Candy Fabrics is fortunate to have a stable of experienced teachers that teach a variety of classes spanning multiple techniques. Whether you are interested in learning to quilt, enhancing your skills, or making bags or apparel, we have a class for you. Beyond our group classes in our state-of-the-art classroom, our teachers are available for custom workshops and private lessons. We're happy to introduce you to them!

Sam Donovan

Sam Donovan
Sam Donovan is the director of apparel sewing at Cotton Candy Fabrics.

Upon graduating from 
Parsons School of Design, Sam competed on Project Runway Under the Gunn, where he placed second. Then, while designing menswear for Macy's, he returned to Project Runway: All-Stars. He currently works at CATS Academy Boston, while working on custom pieces for clients and teaching at CCF. 

Learn more about Sam's announcement.  

Polly Sorrentino
Polly is Cotton Candy Fabrics' official "bag lady," known for having a new purse almost every time she visits. Polly teaches most of our bag classes, making easy work of zippers, pockets, snaps and straps.

Erin Byrne
Erin is the owner of Cotton Candy Fabrics. She has been sewing since home ec class in junior high school, and added quilting to her sewing pursuits in 1999. She is also an experienced long arm quilter with expertise in Pro-Stitcher computerized quilting, free motion long arm quilting, and ruler work. 

Prior to investing in Cotton Candy Fabrics, Erin was CEO of a NYC advertising firm.