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4112 S College Ave, Suite 112,
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Between Chili House & Hobby Lobby

HOURS:
Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm
Sat:  9am - 3pm
Sun:  Closed
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for other store closures

*** SEVERE Weather - call ahead to make sure we are open.

Teachers


Katrina Mangan-Smith, Teacher/daughter & Iain Smith (New Son-in-law)

Katrina is not only the owner's daughter but in her own right a prolific quilter.  Not only does she create quilt tops, but she also is a fabulous free-motion quilter.   Don't miss out taking classes from her when she is in the USA.  She is currently moving to the UK to be with her new husband, our son-in-law Iain.

Susan Lynd, Teacher

My mother was my first sewing teacher.  My skills increased thru 4-H clubs and Home Ec in High School.  I was given my first doll when 2 years old, however I never played with dolls until I could sew clothes for them.  I made stuffed toy animals and entered them in the county fair in Junior High.  I made most of my own clothes in high school and when I would get tired of an out fit, I would rip it apart and make another outfit. As a young mother, I made clothes for my two boys and stuffed toy animals, from dinosaurs to bears.  When Rex and I married, I now had 2 girls to sew for. 

My passion for Cloth dolls was born.  I now have granddaughters so I can continue making cloth dolls for several years.  I started quilting 4 years ago, starting with table runners and small projects.  Moving on up to lap quilts and bed sizes.  Have taken several quilting and free motion classes and am always trying to learn more.  Rex bought me a older Pfaff Creative embroidery machine 3 years ago, so my horizons are expanding – again.  I love piecing, applique, embroidery, (need to work on my hand embroidery skills), quilting, either free motion on my machines or on “Bella”.

Carol Mancuso, Teacher

Carol has been sewing since she was in junior high school.  It was an economic necessity then.  She made all of her own clothes all through high school and into the early years of her career as a software engineer.  She even made her wedding dress which included thousands of individually had-sewn pearls and beads. 
Her interests aren't limited to the sewing machine. 

She also does bead weaving, stained glass, needle point, counted cross stitch, crochet, and hand and machine knitting.  She was bitten by the machine embroider bug in a big way.  She upgraded her 35 year-old Singer Futura that had a 3-inch embroidery attachment to a Designer Diamond and jumped in over her head into Embroidery Software.  She is one of the "Sewing Circle Presents" designers and enjoys teaching classes at the Sewing Circle

  Kristen Otto, Teacher

Kristin works full-time at CSU, however, she finds time to sew and motivate many with her infectious embroidery!  Take a class from Kristin and have a ton of fun!


Jan Weber, Teacher & longarm Specialist!

Jan has been with the store for many years, but teaching and quilting are her specialty!  Come and join her for a class making a quilt of her OWN DESIGN!  She is a miracle worker with fabric!


 
Joan Fulton, Teacher

Joan started sewing at age 12 on the family farm in southern Saskatchewan, learning from her grandmother and mother. With no friends close by on the farm sewing was an important pastime. Joan learned to be creative early on – while some of the fabric was from the Sears catalog she also found old curtains (and other fabrics) in the old farmhouse for her creations. She sewed clothes for herself and her mother for years (until it became less expensive to buy ready-made clothes). In the mid 1990s Joan started quilting seriously and enjoys making all types of quilts (from traditional lap and bed quilts to art quilts). Now she enjoys sewing garments when she wants to add a unique piece to her wardrobe.



Paige Woodard, Teacher

Paige is a Loveland native and found her love of sewing and crafts through watching her super artistic and creative mother. She started by sewing "summer shorts" while still in elementary school and continued on through having her own two girls and sewing for them! She found her love of quilting once she lost her mom and feels as if it's kind of like still having a piece of her with her when she sits down to quilt. She loves to do quick little projects, bags, and mini gifts that can be finished between her time on the tennis court and loving on her family!