Julann Blake

Family & Consumer Sciences Faculty

Phone Number 208-496-4017

Email Address blakej@byui.edu

Email Address   345 CLK


  • Masters of Education Degree in Instructional Design - April 2015
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Clothing and Textiles - December 1983
  • Associate Degree in Arts & Science - April 1979


Brigham Young University - Idaho - Rexburg, Idaho
Two-year full-time visiting professor: April 2015 to Present

  • Teach various sewing and design classes: beginning sewing, home dècor sewing, children's clothing, practical homemaking, fitting and alterations. Developed online beginning sewing class that started its pilot January 2017.

One-year full-time visiting professor: August 2013 - August 2014

  • Taught various sewing and design classes: beginning sewing, home dècor sewing, intermediate sewing, fashion design, bridal sewing, fitting and alterations, pattern making.

Adjunct professor - August 2001 to August 2013

  • Taught various sewing and design lasses: beginning sewing, home dècor sewing, intermediate sewing, fashion design, bridal sewing.

Home Buseness in Sewing/Alterations
1983 to Present

  • Services include alterations, custom made apparel (some including original design and pattern making), costume design, bridal wear, home dec (slipcovers, window treatments, bedding, pillows), mending. From 1997 to 1999 was seamstress for Madison High School ROTC and Rexburg Yellowstone Dance Company.

Ricks College - Rexburg, Idaho
Head Resident: Women's Dorms 5: August 1991 to August 1995

  • Major resonsibilities included supervising four resident assistants, checking in and checking out students, monitoring counseling students and handling minor roommate disputes and behavior problems. Summar included monitoring weekly summer groups.

Utah State University - Logan, Utah
Administrative Assistant to Mountain Plains Regional Resource Center Director: July 1987 to August 1991

  • Major responsibilities included assistant office management, budget preparation and monitoring, purchasing, accounting and inventory reports, hiring and training new employees, assuring compliance to federal regulations. Frequently traveled throughout the nation.

Senior Secretart to the Mountain Plains Regional Resource Center Director: August 1986 to July 1987

  • Duties included technical typing (for six staff members), transcribing dictation (using shorthand and dictation equipment), filing, monitoring SpecialNet electronic mailing system, preparing materials and schedules for large conferences, assisting travel coordinator, purchasing office supplies.

Missionary Training Center - Provo, Utah
Visa Requirement Coordinator: January 1984 to March 1986

  • Monitored the visas of all non U.S. citizen missionaries in the U.S. and obtained necessary documentation for visas for missionaries assigned to areas outside the U.S. Served as secretary to the Travel Manager and supervised the office in her absence, assisted missionaries and others with their problems and questions. Also served as Japanese translator when called upon.

Japan Tokyo North Mission
Served as LDS missionary from April 1981 to October 1982

Missionary Training Center - Provo, Utah
Part-time secretary to the President of the Missionary Training Center: January 1983 to December 1983 & April 1980 to April 1981

  • Duties included typing, filing, setting appointments, working with public. President Joe J. Christensen held my job for me while I served as a missionary in the Japan Tokyo North Mission.

Ricks College - Rexburg, Idaho
Secretary, Manwaring Center - May 1979 to December 1979

  • Duties included typing, filing,maintaining daily cash flow, dictation, mailing correspondence, time cards.

Executive Secretary to the Associated Students of Ricks College (ARSC): May 1978 to April 1979

  • Primary responsibilities were managing the office, preparing monthly reports and weekly newsletters, scheduling weekly meetings and typing and distributing minutes.

Secretary to Dean of Student Life - Summers 1977 to 1978

  • Duties included typing, accounting, filing, mailing correspondence.

Professional Activities

  • Top professor evaluations at BYU-Idaho
  • Passed FCS Praxis test December 2016
  • reated over 50 instructional sewing videos
  • Created over 50 instructional sewing tutorials on personal sewing blog: sewcreatelive.blogspot.com. Have viewers from all over the world.
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator
  • Trained in the leading technology Gerber AccuMark CAD software for apparel design. April  to July 2016
  • American Association of Family & Consumer Schiences (AAFCS) member. 2015 to Present.
  • Palmer/Pletsch Certified Sewing Instructor. Trained in fashion sewing and fitting methods. 2013 to Present
  • Member of Upper Valley Music Teacher Association. Served as Festival Chairman 2001 to 2002. Piano teacher from 1998 to 2008
  • Taught sewing mini-courses for Ricks College Homemaking Conference and Mother's Week. 1995 to 1996
  • Madison County 4-H sewing teacher through the Madison MIddle School, Rexburg, Idhao. 1997 to 1998
  • Professional Advancement Committee, Professional Employees Association, Utah State University, Logan, Utah. September 1989 to 1991
  • Served on the Standards Committee at Ricks College; Rexburg, Idaho. September 1978 to April 1979
  • Member and officer of Future Homemakers of America (FHA). 1974 to 1977