Our Teachers

Meet the wonderful teachers of Children's Corner Academy!


Bonnie Myszka

Bonnie has been devoted to the needle arts since she first hand-pieced a quilt at age 8. She began sewing for others four years later and is a devoted, patient teacher always willing to help her students in any way she can. She teaches beginning smocking, bishop construction, picture smocking and serger know-how at Children’s Corner.

Featured teacher for:
Picture Smocking & Stacking Video Lesson
Nashville Classes




Melissa Sansom

For Melissa, sewing provided a special bond with her mother and grandmothers. When she became a mother to her son and two daughters, she sewed nonstop for them and, to this day, always has a sewing project on hand. She is a gifted teacher for Children’s Corner.

Featured teacher for:
Introduction & Basic Smocking Stitches Video Lesson
Heirloom Basics: Hand Embroidery
Sew Alongs
Stitching Corner





Susan Whitman

A gifted designer, seamstress and teacher, Susan keeps her sewing machine humming. Her relationship with Children’s Corner dates to 1994 when she was hired to make custom clothing. Four years later, when her youngest child started school, she began teaching classes at the shop. She has been teaching ever since and loves to sew for her 13 grandchildren.

Featured teacher for:
Video Lessons