Passion and dedication have defined June Mellinger's desire to share her love for sewing and embroidery and has guided her to becoming one of the most respected and valued sewing authorities at Brother and in the sewing industry.
For the past 20 years, June's knowledge and enthusiasm have earned her the honorable position of Director of Product Promotion at Brother. Her industry colleagues unanimously agree that June's passion is contagious and transcends industry norms as she unequivocally instills her devotion to sewing onto others. June continues to serve as the softer voice at Brother, answering a vast amount of questions from consumers, Brother accounts and industry insiders.
Considered an expert in her field, June maintains the highest standards in the area of product development. She has travelled to England, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Puerto Rico and Panama for the purposes of supporting the industry in the areas of promotion and product development and is often consulted for her knowledge during the process and development of pertinent marketing agendas.
Her presence on sewing shows including It's Sew Easy on PBS along with Sew Beautiful, Sew It All TV and QNN's Quilter's TV, among others, has positioned June as a highly sought-after television personality and a trusted and recognizable face in the world of sewing and embroidery. Over the years, June has represented Brother as a product mentor appearing on national television shopping shows like HSN and QVC. She's known for keeping up with latest industry trends and strives to share the latest technology from Brother with people of all ages and interests. Recognized as a veteran attendee of the annual Consumer Electronics Show held in Las Vegas, June often works closely with NPR Radio to offer expert commentary on Brother sewing activities. For the past seven years, June has supported numerous Project Runway events and had the pleasure to work with several Project Runway contestants.
As the sewing industry continues to grow, June's colleagues at Brother are confident that her passion and dedication will follow. Over the past 20 years at Brother, June has been an integral part of the revolutionary changes in the sewing machine industry and has been there every step of the way to see Brother become a leader in the industry.
2015 Hall of Fame Inductee