Meet the Staff

Nikki, Custom Quilting Professional
Nikki was originally trained by Wanda to use the Gammill Longarm machine. That was 14 years ago. Since then, Nikki has perfected her quilting skills and now can teach the teacher a few things. Nikki is adept in custom, heirloom quilting and art quilts. Nikki’s patience is exceeded only by her artistic talent to bring out the best in every quilt according to customer desires. In addition to custom quilting Nikki teaches others how to use the 3 Gammill Longarm quilting machines available for rent at Heartbeat Quilting.  Nikki loves holidays and takes that love to her machine appliqué projects.
Nancy, Custom Quilting Professional
Nancy is one of our expert quilting professionals, working on our 2 Statler computerized quilting machines. She helps choose patterns for the quilts, best choices on threads and quilts customer quilts. Helping our renters become better longarmers is also one of her superpowers. She also sews on many, many yards of bindings for our customers. She has been quilting since 1979 and for the past 18 years has worked in various capacities for Debbie Mumm - such as seamstress, quilt designer and muse. She loves to bicycle and cross country ski.
Wendy, Customer Service and Apprentice Quilter
Wendy is our cheerful first point of contact here at Heartbeat Quilting. She processes web orders, stocks products, and is Nancy's understudy on the Statlers. Her attention to detail and organization are a wonderful asset to us. Usually the first person to greet you in store or on the phone, she has about 30 years of quilting experience. Wendy came to us from The Buggy Barn.
Dixie, Customer Service and Quilt Preparation
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Debby, Customer Service and Quilt Preparation
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Sharon, Quilt Preparation and Customer Service
Sharon ensures the longarm machines are always busy by measuring quilts, cutting batting, assembling backing when necessary and keeping us on track. Sharon is a fine freehand quilter - although she prefers to use her gift of quilting for her own projects. She also loves to travel and hike.
Kristin, Quilt Preparation and Customer Service
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Cathy, Shipping and Receiving
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Skye, Quilt Preparation and Website Support
Skye is the newest member of the Heartbeat family. She is also new to Spokane and a self-taught crafter, who loves "winging it" and trying new things. She comes to us with widely varied business experience and is helping to improve our website and other technical infrastructure. Skye also loves video editing, live music and Sam, her Chow/German Shepherd rescue dog.