You’ll probably want to read something really exciting and stunning about how I went to some fancy school out east and did a double major in both business and fine arts. Maybe how I studied textile fabrics or lived in New York for years being an apprentice for some amazing up and coming fashion and retail shop. Maybe how I grew up in a large family who lived on a farm and everyday I went out and milked the cows and sheared the sheep to make hand-loomed wool blankets and winter hats, where me and my siblings were all clothed by my grandmother’s beautiful hand-knit work that she sent from Poland. Unfortunately…..none of those things are true. Rather, I learned my love of sewing and fabric just 9 years ago. My husband – that’s right – my husband taught me the basics of sewing. My patient mother-in-law helped me through some of my first quilts and my amazing friends helped me to find my style in sewing and fabrics.
I get the question a lot, “What did you do before this?” I’m just not sure of a tactful way to say “changed diapers”. I’m a mother of 4 young boys. For the past 9 years I’ve been a stay at home mom. My accomplishments have been crowned a lego master, a train engineer, top chef, #1 teacher, librarian, professional band-aid sticker-on-er, human napkin, janitor, pillow, scout master, and my most favorite – snuggle monster.
I grew up in Columbia, IL. While attending BYU-Idaho I met my handsome husband. We have been married for 10 years and as I stated before, have 4 beautiful boys. I enjoy fabric and sewing (hence the reason I opened a fabric shop). I enjoy the time I get to spend with my family and friends. I’m a HUGE college basketball fan. My #1 team….Duke. Its either a love hate thing and for me, it was love at first sight.
My dream would be for my guests to be inspired by the fabrics we carry at Fabric Nosherie. For them to feel at home and in a place that encourages creativity and thinking outside the ‘quilt’ block. Another question I get is ‘what kind of a store are you?’ For weeks I couldn’t decide what to tell people. I think that the answer to that would be to ask you, ‘what kind of a store are we to you?’ If you love to make quilts, then we are a quilt shop. If you love to make bags then we are a bag shop, an applique shop, a dress shop. The list can go on forever. That is what I love about my job – the fabrics do all the work. They are inspiring and mean something different to each person that comes in our doors. If you’re not sure what kind of a shop I am then we are here to help you. We LOVE (I can’t emphasize that enough) helping guests pick out fabrics and projects and most importantly seeing their face light up when they pick out that fabric that is just perfect. Thank you to my wonderful friends and family who have been supportive and loving. For watching our kids, taking them to scouts, making dinner for us and especially for you labor in the shop. This dream wouldn’t have happened with you and all our wonderful Nosherie guests.