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. She has about 30 years of quilting experience and came to us from The Buggy Barn.  Besides quilting, in her spare time Wendy rides her motorcycle with her gal pals and her husband.
Debby, Customer Service and Quilt Preparation
Debby is our cheerful first point of contact here at Heartbeat Quilting. She processes web orders, stocks products, and attends to our in-store customers. She also has a hand in prepping customer quilts and creating store samples.  In her free time, she enjoys playing the ukulele and spending time with her cats. Debby comes to us from 'A Heart Like Yours' quilt shop and 'Lifeway' Book Store. 
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
Kristin is an experienced quilter, AND new grandma.  Kristin is an extremely busy lady and cheerful in all she does.  She readies our customer's quilts so there is a good supply on hand, keeping the studio quilters very busy as well as teaching our three monthly Renter's Certification Classes.  She heads up the women's ministry at her church and volunteers at 'Scraps', a local animal shelter.
Shekenah, Customer Service, Shipping and Quilt Preparation
Our newest and youngest addition also goes by the name Kenah. She comes to us with a can-do  attitude and a longarm background, as her mother has a quilting business. Kenah is currently Secretary for the Frayed Edges Quilt Group in Cheney. She loves spending time with her family and her dog, Buddy, a Walker coonhound.
Skye, Operations Manager and Website Support
Skye is 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.