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Kelly Bauer

As a young mother, Kelly was interested in learning how to sew and quilt. She received her first sewing machine as a birthday present when she was in the hospital after the birth of her youngest daughter. After some basic home decorator courses, she took her first quilt class at Capital Quilts and fell in love. Kelly is a long-time customer and has made many close friends at the shop through 2nd Saturday Club and other classes over the years.

Kelly joined CQ in early 2018 and you will typically see her on evenings and weekends in the shop. She earned her degree as a RN and works full-time as a cardiac nurse. Kelly enjoys the comradery at the shop, helping customers pick out fabric and always feels inspired by their projects. “Quilting is therapeutic. I love making quilts as gifts for others and I have quite a long waitlist. One of these days I’m going to make one for myself. My goal this year is to spend more time learning to use the longarm and free motion quilt.”

Kelly enjoys spending time with her family and two daughters. Her oldest daughter graduated from college with a degree in interior architecture and design and is gainfully employed. And Kelly’s youngest daughter is a sophomore at the University of Pittsburgh studying business. Now that her daughters are out of the house, she took over the loft and created a large sewing space with room for her quilt group. When not quilting, Kelly enjoys playing golf and tennis.
Cynthia Gill
Paula Hall
Lora Houck
Barbara Kascic, Machine Department

Likes – Working with the fabrics and likes our customers
Teaches – Make Friends With Your Serger
Sewing – Since 7th grade
Sews By – Machine
Started Sewing – With the help of my Mother
Favorite Tool – 6-inch ruler
When I Go To Heaven – My daughter will give my stash to friends
Joanne Kostka
Marianne Losey
Kat Martinez

Kat has been working at Capital Quilts since 2005.  She started as part-time, but came on board full-time in 2012.  She maintains the website and social media platforms, and is involved in most aspects of the shop. Kat's quilting interests tend to concentrate on the more "modern" side of things, although she is also an avid English Paper Piecing enthusiast.  She is a fan of saturated colors and fabrics that are or read solid.  She feels that picking out fabric is the best thing ever, and it's her favorite part of helping customers. Her favorite quilt patterns are bold and graphic.  She is also an active volunteer with Friends of Montgomery County Animals.
Carol Pacini

"I started working at Capital Quilts in September, 2011. During one of his hotdog-grilling events at the front of the shop, Gary suggested that I come to work for him and Susan, and I agreed. Six months later Alison and Pete became the new owners and kept me on. I'll always be grateful.

My first memory of sewing was when my great-grandmother showed me how to make a 9-patch block; I must have been in grade school. I sewed some squares right sides together and some squares wrong sides together. She laughed at me and my feelings were hurt. Such a sensitive child. I don't think I tried sewing again until junior high; I learned to use my mother's sewing machine and started making clothes to wear to school. I continued making clothes and craft projects and learned to cross-stitch. My interest in and love of quilts was most influenced by the wonderful woman who became my mother-in-law; she was always making a pillow or quilt for a gift, using cardboard templates, piecing and quilting by hand. My sister gave me my first rotary cutter and acrylic ruler and I started machine-piecing my own blocks and making quilt tops. My favorite tool is my 6" x 12" ruler. So many quilt tops, so few finished quilts! I love the look of hand-quilting, but it takes longer to do. My goal is to become more comfortable with machine quilting so that my stack of quilt tops becomes smaller while my pitifully small stack of completed quilts grows taller. Wish me luck."
Maria Rogers-Naito
Jan Wolf

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Sunday 12-5


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