Carol has had a needle in her hand for as long as she can remember. She began sewing garments at a young age but realized that her interest was more in artistic needle crafts like cross stitch, embroidery, needlepoint, and more recently quilting. Working with color and fabrics and exploring new patterns and quilting techniques, such as appliqué and foundation paper piecing, have become her passion.
Jackie has been surrounded by sewing since she was a little girl. Her mother sewed for her and her siblings which inspired Jackie to begin sewing herself - even making clothes for her own daughter and now her granddaughter. Jackie's love for sewing is evident in every conversation. She loves sharing her sewing knowledge and is a patient instructor.
Amanda began cross-stitching when she was 6 years old. Over the years, her love for making things expanded into several forms -- sewing garments, baking, crocheting, embroidery, macrame, and now quilting. She loves teaching, learning new skills, and helping people realize their creative visions. You can see som of Amanda's projects on Instagram: @amanda.karel or visit her at Needles & Bolts during one of her shifts.
Robyn moved to Philly with her husband and three small dogs a year ago from Asheville, NC. She started stitching in 2021 after receiving a DIY kit for Christmas and was instantly hooked! It's become her favorite way to relax and create something beautiful at the same time. You can see Robyn's beautiful stitching on class samples in the shop.
Beth is an accomplished seamstress, who has taught sewing classes for Mt. Airy Learning Tree. She currently works at the Philadelphia Art Museum and has been doing reproduction sewing & upholstery there since 2005. A patent instructor, she loves walking sewists through the magic of garment construction to help them build their own handmade wardrobes.
Carol is a lifelong Mt. Airy resident. She has been a sewing instructor in the Philadelphia area for many years. She is educated as a Trained Sewing Educator thru the Home Sewing Association and studied Industrial Fashion Methods at Philadelphia University. Her favorite item to sew is garments but also enjoys machine embroidery and quilting. Teaching serger classes is her specialty. Follow her sewing adventures on Instagram @ceesews.
Marci is a Midwest native who is passionate about creating with needle and thread. After decades spent acquiring the "perfect fabric" for a myriad of projects, she rediscovered her sewing machine during the pandemic and is finally putting those fabrics to use. She currently lives in Philadelphia with her two rescue cats, Cinder and Clara. You can follow her creative ventures on Instagram: @marci.makes.