Elaine is the CEO and Founder of Tangle U Productions. Tangle U Productions has produced 25 artist and creative practice retreats, conferences and events in locations across the United States. Elaine holds a BFA in Studio Art from the University of Massachusetts, is a Certified Zentangle® Teacher, a Toastmasters Competent Communicator and holds a Certificate in Event Planning. A self-supporting artist since 1997, Elaine first through her artistry in long-arm machine quilting commissions, publishing and teaching locally and at national machine quilting shows. More recently Elaine has taught Zentangle®, mixed media, art journaling and creative expression at community centers, libraries and retreats!I grew up in Sudbury Massachusetts and earned a BFA from the University of Massachusetts. My professional career took me away from the arts and into the corporate insurance world. After many years of corporate work I returned to the arts. A lifelong sewer, I started my custom machine quilting service in 1997 where I specialize in artistic free-form quilting.