The Power Word Workshop & Stitchout

With Dr. Jea Arzberger & Dr. Sarah Vedeler

“Words are,

in my not-so-humble opinion,

our most inexhaustible

source of magic.

Capable of both inflicting injury,

and remedying it.”

~ J.K. Rowling ~
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Have you heard the old saying, "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me"?

Yet have you ever felt like your heart might break when someone uses words to tear you down? 

The words that we speak have great power.

They can hurt. They can hinder. They can cause great harm. 

And they can also help. They can heal. They can unleash hope that moves us towards happiness and harmony.

Author Yehuda Berg states, "Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity."

What if we each chose one word to guide the next stage of our life? Let's call it a Power Word and use it to ignite positive change and inspire creativity in our lives. Sometimes a single word can change everything. 

What if we could also create a beautiful reminder of that word?

This is your official invitation to join Dr. Jea & Dr. Sarah for

The Power Word Workshop and Stitchout.

Join us for an interactive and joy-filled workshop to discover that one word that can change your life.

And then join us for a day of stitching as we bring that word to life in fabric and thread.

If anyone is qualified to help you discover your own Power Word, that would be my great friend, Dr. Jea Arzberger. In her words...

Personally, I’m using the Power Word strategy to carry me through the unimaginable.

In December 2022, after returning home from surgery to biopsy my right breast, I was invited to a call with my boss notifying me that my role was being downsized. Two days later, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. As a single mom on a solo income, I naturally turned to action inspired by fear and worry. I felt overwhelmed, anxious, and noticed my thoughts trending toward defeat.

Yet, that is not how I live my life.

Something deep inside of me knew that how I navigate this journey matters. I called on my Power Word...



Weeks later, I’ve now met complete strangers who’ve shared their experiences with breast cancer as well as friends who have undertaken their journey in private. I am surrounded by the love, compassion, and thoughtfulness of the human spirit which has me feeling uplifted and inspired.

And I am over the moon excited to share this healing and positive energy with you! I’m an intellectually curious creative, and want to invite you to geek out with me and explore why having one word to guide your year and your life is so important.

How Does It Work?

The Power Word Workshop

Join us on Monday, February 13, 2023 at 9am MST for 90 minutes of fun and inspiration to discover that one word that has the power to change your life.

Dr. Jea will bring her experience as a global trainer and Certified High Performance Coach to create an interactive and joy-filled experience. 

Through sharing some basic concepts of neuroscience and the design of the human brain, you'll learn why having a Power Word to guide your choices, direct your thinking and sharpen your focus can change your world. 

You'll leave knowing what your Power Word is for the next stage of your life, along with strategies for using it.

The Power Word Stitchout

Join us on Monday, February 20, 2023 at 9am MST for 4 hours of stitching to create a bold and beautiful reminder of your Power Word.

Use the Let There Be LOVE or Express Yourself machine embroidered applique alphabet to create a vertical or horizontal banner to display your Power Word.

Dr. Sarah will share the brand new letter spacing chart that has been developed exclusively for this class.

Learn how to use the chart to space the letters in your Power Word and how to position the machine embroidery applique design for each letter exactly where you want it. 

Will You Join Us?

The Power Word Workshop


What's included: 

  • 90 minute interactive LIVE class hosted in the Meaning of Life Designs Zoom Room on Thursday February 16, 2023 @ 6pm MST

  • The workshop will be recorded so that you can listen again.

The Power Word Stitchout


What's included: 

  • 4 hours of interactive LIVE stitching time hosted in the Meaning of Life Designs Zoom Room on Monday February 20, 2023 @ 9am MST.

  • Letter spacing chart for Express Yourself, Let There Be LOVE Uppercase, Let There Be LOVE Lowercase alphabet collections.

The Power Word Workshop AND Stitchout


What's included:

  • The Power Word Workshop, Thursday, February 16, 2023 @ 6pm MST
  • The Power Word Stitchout, Monday, February 20, 2023 @ 9am MST

Got Questions?


Meet Your Instructors

Dr. Sarah Vedeler

Since I was a young girl, I've had a love for sewing. That love transformed into a hobby, a passion, and then a career. Nearly 2 decades ago, I started designing my own quilts and offering those designs (as well as classes on how to use them) to quilters all over the world.

I discovered my super-power and purpose: to ignite the fire of creativity in the hearts and minds of people who are hungry to experience the transformative process of creating something beautiful themselves. Watching people of all skill-levels and walks of life grow their skillset and their confidence using my designs has been incredible.

I combine my PhD in Theoretical Computer Science and experience from years working as a Software Engineer with a love of color and design to create machine embroidery applique and quilting in the hoop designs that allow you to create spectacular quilts and other projects. 

Introducing Dr. Jea Arzberger

I've had a fascination with the brilliance that lives within the human spirit for as long as I can remember. People create truly remarkable things in their lives, especially amidst times of challenge. In the challenging moments of my life, I discovered the power of having a big dream. Dreaming of possibilities ignites a spirit of joy, optimism, and courageous confidence in my soul that allows me to flourish, regardless of the circumstances. Helping people to dream again and see new possibilities for their lives brings me the greatest joy.

I combine my PhD in education and leadership with my experiences working in fast-paced, innovative environments in education, government, and industry to make learning joy-filled and personally meaningful. My experiences training across the globe have taught me that we all have brilliance within us that is waiting to be revealed, and it often shines the brightest when we are in commUNITY with others.

“One thing I believe with my whole heart is that we are all leaders. Each and every day we lead the most important (and difficult) person on the planet: ourselves. You are the leader of your life; the author of your life story! Reveal your BRILLIANCE and write an amazing chapter!"

 ~ Dr. Jea ~