Michelle Medeiros learned how to quilt in high school Home Economics class. She quilted on and off over the years and it picked up again when her husband deployed. The best part about quilting again was connecting with other quilters in a positive, relaxing environment at a local quilt class. When all the area quilt shops were closing and Michelle needed a career change, she decided to go for it and open her own quilt store so area quilters had a place to go again to not only buy great fabric and notions but to collaborate and just quilt.
Mary Desrosiers began quilting in 2008 by accident, after finding an old Kenmore sewing machine while cleaning out a closet. After a Quilter for Dummies book, a lot of fabric and a few sewing machines later, a quilter was born!
Diane H. McGuire, a retired English teacher, has been quilting and teaching quilting her entire adult life. She enjoys sharing her passion for quilting and the many tips and tricks she has learned over the years. Having extensively researched the history of quilting and studying antique and vintage quilts, she loves to hand piece and hand quilt reproduction miniatures. She also enjoys the creativity and freedom of “art” quilts with tons of embellishments.
Christine Theirfelder has been sewing since childhood and quilting since the early ‘70’s. That’s when everything was done by hand, including drafting templates and tracing each piece on fabric to be cut one at a time! Talk about labors of love! Life took over and she worked for the next 25 years. But the quilting bug never left—only the time in which to pursue her passion. Then came blessed retirement and a fast return to her old love. However, she was like Rip Van Winkle - she awoke to a whole new world of fabric, design, tools and techniques. She had the good fortune of working in a quilt store in Omaha, Nebraska, where the owner was an accomplished quilter and teacher. She loved the whole process more and continues to learn and grow and is now in the position to assist those who want to join the journey that is quilting.