Connie G. Barwick

Connie G. Barwick is an experienced writer and cross-stitcher who's contributed more than 100 pieces of content for The Spruce Crafts.


  • Over 40 years of experience with cross-stitching
  • Creates and manages the┬áConnieGeeDesigns website and blog


Connie G. Barwick is a former writer for The Spruce. An avid cross-stitcher for more than 40 years, she enjoys teaching people basic stitches, designing patterns, challenging advanced stitchers with more difficult designs, and sharing tips and tricks with experienced stitchers. Connie's patterns are inspired by her varied interests which include reading, music, and exploring her natural surroundings. She also particularly enjoys designing and stitching geometric patterns.

When Connie was eight, she completed her first stamped cross-stitch design. She transitioned to counted cross-stitch a few years later and has been hooked since. She developed her knowledge of cross-stitch with help from other stitchers, by reading books and magazines, and by trying out new techniques. She continues to expand her knowledge by reading current cross-stitch publications and trying out new products and techniques. She is also the creator and owner of ConnieGeeDesigns, a website and blog focused entirely on cross-stitch.

Expertise: Cross-stitch

About The Spruce

The Spruce, a Dotdash brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce family of brands, including The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts collectively reach 30 million people each month.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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