Lea was introduced to sewing in her high school home economics classes and it took off from there. She sewed her own clothes, and then later on in life when she had her own daughters, she sewed everything for them. Her career took to a work for “another” sewing store as a manager. When we heard she was retiring from her full-time job, we convinced her to work for us. Lea brings many years of sewing, embroidery and product knowledge with her.
Diane’s passion is riding her motorcycle with her husband of 42 years. Unfortunately, in the winter she cannot ride, so she falls back on her second passion which is embroidering with her Brother 2500D and her Bernina 180. She is also a Certified Embroidery Specialist. Diane also gets great pleasure out of creating cute projects on her Brother Scan and Cut for family and friends. With 10gradkids there is never a dull moment or a lack of requests for, “hey mom/Bobbie can you..... and I’d like it yesterday.”
Barb’s sewing background spans the last 55 years. She started making Barbie doll clothes. As a teenager she made complete outfits for herself and her Mom. She later studied how to make upholstery, winter parkas and window treatments. Her latest conquest was into the world of quilting. She now has her own business in quilts and children’s clothes. Barb is an accomplished teacher with twenty years experience. She has recently retired from a rewarding career as a design colour consultant for a major paint store. Barb has combined all these skills and career choices and now applies them in teaching our kid’s classes. She is “so looking forward to teaching the next group of young sewists!”.