"I didn't grow up sewing, but I was always fascinated with fashion and textiles. I finally decided to learn to sew as an adult. I thought it would be fun to expose people to great fabric and sewing lessons."
"I've always been drawn to fabric and fashion. I love color and I love the feel of fabric. I even named my first dog 'Cotton!'."
"I like our business model - we host classes and sell fabric. I think this works well together. The classes draw people in and then they find inspiration from the fabrics we have in the store."
"I've had customers who have never sewn before come in for a class and go on to start their own sewing business. That's one of the best parts of my job. It's so fun to hear stories like that and inspire people to create!"
"When I was in college, I lived at 16th and Spruce and I used to get my hair cut in this building. I always envisioned opening a shop in a space like this, but I didn't think we'd end up in this exact building! It's really the perfect space for everything we do. We love being on the East End!"
"With opening Fabricate, everything sort of fell into place the way it was meant to, mostly because I’ve been fortunate to be able to surround myself with incredibly talented and creative people. You have to take it one step at a time, and then you get better and better at each aspect of the business."