To you wonderful ladies, and very cool gentlemen, sewers and quilters,
It has been my pleasure to work with you, and get to know so many of you on a personal level. It brings tears to my eyes to see this chapter of my life close. My Grandfather started in the sewing industry in 1948, as a child I would spend days in the shop with him and my Dad, sometimes doing the awful task of inventory. And then I spent 22 years of my personal life deeply devoted to helping others fall in love with the art of sewing and quilting. As many of you know I left the front lines when I had my second daughter Shirley. While it was fun to have Ansley in my arms while teaching and working the sales floor, it was near impossible with 2 kids, and my desire to be with them. So these past 9 years I have been working behind the scenes. It has been fun seeing some of you as I've made a few cameo's, but I truly have missed you every day, and will continue to miss you. I wish that the timing was right where I could come back into the store on a full time basis, but my family comes first and I still need to be home with my girls. I have always considered you family, and hope for the best in not only your future sewing and quilting adventures, but life and family as well. THANK YOU for supporting our family for all these years, it means more to us then you could ever know.
-Elizabeth Floyd Withers