If you're a regular at Ragtime, you probably already know us -- or most of us. If you're not, we'd like to introduce ourselves!
Belle's the owner and manager of Ragtime Fabrics.
She opened the store in March, 2003.
(She doesn't sew . . . she just runs a sewing store . . . lol!)
She's married with two adult children.
And a nearly one year old grandson, Gavin.
So Belle's a new grandma! Mention it, and she'll show you pictures!
Sylvia's been at Ragtime about six years, and has a big hand in choosing our fabulous variety of garment fabrics. She's had many years of experience sewing uniforms and costumes for performing arts groups and their band, choral and theatrical productions. Sylvia demonstrates Baby Lock machines, trains staff, and teaches sewing lessons to adults and kids.
Her family includes her husband, a local obstetrician/gynecologist, as well as six adult children and several grandchildren.
Shellie's our Quilting Queen! Since the mid-1990's, piecing and quilting have been her passion. Shellie especially loves modern quilt designs using jewel tones and batiks. If you need quilting advice -- fabric selection, thread theory, free motion and long-arm quilting encouragement -- come talk to Shellie or take one of her quilting classes. She always gets 5 star reviews from her quilting students!
Shellie's got a JMU professor husband, an archeologist daughter and a son studying computer science and engineering at Princeton.
Kelly loves the creative process of women's fashions, draping of fabric, and pattern making. She worked with a designer in California as a pattern drafter and studied two years at the Copenhagen Fashion and Design School. She enjoys teaching sewing and is especially good with our kids' camp sessions. Kelly keeps track of order paperwork when she's not waiting on customers, selling Baby Lock machines or teaching classes.
Kelly's a newlywed and about to become a homeowner any day now!
~ Ragtime Staff
To be continued . . .
Our Ragtime Staff