Hello! I’m Jennifer McCall, Sandy’s daughter and right hand woman. I’ve been working with the shop since the first paper newsletter. From afar I handled the website, social media, newsletters . . . anything computer related. In 2019 (exactly 9 years to the day that Sandy purchased the shop), I moved to Fargo and joined the shop full time.
Growing up with Sandy as a mom, I’ve been sewing and quilting forever. Mom remembers my very first “sewing project” as taking the trim from the sides of dot matrix printer paper and designing patterns for clothes. I’ve always liked to work outside patterns and designed my own things, so of course my first quilting project was complex. I’d never made a quilt before but at the age of 12 decided I would make one for my mom for mother’s day. I gave each of my siblings graph paper and asked them to design a quilt block. With the help of my grandma I sewed up each of the blocks. It turns out making a quilt takes a lot longer than a weekend, so I had to wrap up the unfinished blocks for mom for mother’s day with a note that she had to teach me how to add sashing, quilt, and bind it. So a gift that required a little work on her part.
Working at a quilt shop is a perfect mix of my love for creating, research, and teaching others. I always want to know the reason for something: how do you pick a batting, does thread type really matter, etc. It’s been a joy to share all this knowledge with others through teaching, online videos, and chats in the shop.
I live in Fargo with my husband and my three “kids”: Wiley (westie), Iris (Beagle), and Kayne (Beagle). When I’m not in the sewing room, I love walking the dogs and trying out new recipes.