Most of the beautiful samples that you see in Enchanted Room have been created by Barb. She has been working for Enchanted Room since we first opened our doors. She started sewing garments and purses as well as items for children. She then moved onto quilting.
Barb and her husband Pierce have been married for 48 years. They have 2 adult children. Their son Ryan is a brick mason just like his Dad. Their daughter Yvette teaches music in Dickinson, ND. Barb’s favorite pastime is sewing. She feeds her habit by sewing all day long!
Barb’s history with sewing is very interesting. She remembers sitting at her Mom’s feet with her girlfriend and sewing buttons on scraps of fabric while her Mom was sewing. She made her first dress for herself in the fourth grade and it has been non-stop since then. Her creations include suits, pants, wedding dresses, baptismal gowns and prom dresses. She jokes that her kids don’t dare say they would like a new quilt, curtains or anything else, as it starts her thinking and she is off creating a new project!
Her favorite thing about being a part of Enchanted Room is seeing all of the new fabric and patterns as they arrive. Laura and Lisa are great to work with. If I want to try something new they are always willing to go for it! She also loves to see what others create, there is so much talent in our area. She expresses that sewing is not work for her at all. It is her passion and she loves to do it.