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OUR STAFF
 
       BETSY ANDERSON       

Betsy has worked at our shop for almost 4 years.  She brings a wealth of knowledge regarding fiber arts with her, including her skills as a weaver.

We can always count on Betsy for a kind word and a joke.  She's very proud of her sweet Golden Retriever, Gus!   
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
 

ANDREE BACA

Andree just celebrated her 10th year as an employee at our shop.  She is our sewing machine expert!  You have a question?  She has the answer.
Andree is also a total craft enthusiast.  She's a lover of all things fiber!
 
ANNE BARTHOLET 

Anne has been our Machine Technician since October 2017.  We are thrilled to have her on staff!  She is certified for service and repairs to all makes and models of Bernina and PFAFF sewing machines and sergers.  Anne also services and repairs all other makes and models of sewing machines.
 
Anne is a talented long-arm quilter.  Her business is called Flamingo Quilting.
 
 

 


VAL CLOSSON

Val came to work at our shop after we moved to our new location about a year and a half ago.  Val is extremely patient and kind and loves to work 
with all of our customers to put together lovely quilts.


 
JILL GREEN

Jill has been quilting for about 25 years. She especially loves handwork. Over the last couple of years, she has really enjoyed working with wool as it combines her love of appliqué and embroidery.  Jill's  handwork reflects her love of art and music. She enjoys designing her own quilts and helping others find joy in their quilting project.

 LAURA KAY HOUSER

Laura Kay has owned Happiness Is . . . Quilting! since it opened in August 2006.  She has enjoyed watching it grow from a 900 square foot space on Kentucky St. in Historic Downtown McKinney to its  current 6000 square foot space in Westgate Shopping Center.  She is proud of the BERNINA and PFAFF sewing machine dealership as well as the wide range of fabric and notions that are in the store.  She hopes that every customer considers Happiness Is . . . Quilting! their favorite quilt store!

JANET LINDSEY 

Janet has worked at our shop about 6 1/2 years.  She is an extremely gifted artist, bringing an eye to fabric selection that is unsurpassed.
Janet also teaches some classes for us, including but not limited to hand embroidery and ribbon embroidery.  Her ribbon embroidery work is not to be missed!
 
WENDY MADEIROS 

Wendy has been on staff with us for over 11 years.  She has never met a fabric she didn't like.  She is very skilled at pulling together a wide variety
of fabrics to make a spectacular project.  She is a big fan of Punch Needle and occasionally offers a class to teach the skill to others.  Wendy loves to laugh
and it's never a dull moment in the shop when she's around.
 


JANET MOLLAT

Janet has worked at our shop for almost 3 years.  She brings sophistication to us, in how she dresses and the textiles she selects for her projects.
Janet is extremely patient and kind and will work with every customer to find the perfect ingredient for their next project.
 
                        ANNE MOLYNEUX                                


When Anne retired from her teaching career in 2007, she took her first quilting class.  She immediately fell in love with the art of quilting! She especially enjoys hand quilting, embroidery, and working with wool.  While in high school, she did a small bit of stitching in her Home Economics classes - sewing mostly doll clothes and aprons- but had never tried quilting at that time. 

                      She tries to sew everyday! She is continually inspired by her quilting friends and by her colleagues at Happiness is . . . Quilting!
 
 
  KIM PENROSE


Kim is a Southern California gal who moved to Texas 8 years ago. Kim learned to sew in Home Ec class in Junior High. She loved to sew and excelled in the class. She went on to earn the Home Economics Student of the Year award in eighth grade. Kim started quilting with a group of ladies from her church while pregnant with her first child and she hasn't looked back.  She's been quilting for about 30 years. She loves scrappy quilts and has a very organized stash and sewing room. She started working at HIQ in the summer of 2017. Kim works in the back ordering and receiving merchandise for the shop and prepares the Happygram each week. She is also the teacher of our Beginning Piecing class. 
   

DIANA REGAL


Sewing machines and the projects they can make have been a part of her life since grade school.  Her mother was a seamstress and tailored men’s clothing.  She taught her about fabric, how to choose the right fabric for a pattern and how to read and adjust patterns. She was also an expert hand sewer and they spent memorable time on hand-embroidery projects.  While her adult life was spent in the technical corporate world, her creative side always enjoyed time creating sewing projects, paper crafting and gardening.  In 2013, she discovered the world of machine embroidery and a new passion was born.  She now owns two embroidery machines in addition to her regular machine and a serger.  Her happiness is spending time in the sewing room surrounded by color and that next project.

 
 

 

 

MERRI SARCHET

Sewing has been a part of her life since making garments for herself and her sister when they were children.  Their mother sat her at the sewing machine and she has been there ever since.  She started quilting when she wanted a quilt for her son’s “big bed, and have been consumed with quilting ever since.  She especially enjoys branching out into new kinds of projects when making shop samples. 

 


 
 PENNY TREASTER 

Penny has worked at our shop for almost 7 years.  She is a very talented teacher and offers classes on Beginning and Advanced Machine Quilting as well as Machine Applique.  She also organizes several, very popular clubs and classes at the shop.

Penny is a voracious quilter and completes more projects than anyone around.  Her work is impeccable and lovely.
 
SADIE
   

 Sadie is a miniature Australian Shepherd that came to live with us in McKinney in December, 2017.  She was born on October 20, 2017.  She hopes everyone will say hello and let her give them kisses when they are in to shop.