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A Scarlet Thread, your authorized Baby Lock dealer, is so much more than an embroidery and quilting supply store. The Lord gave it to us to be a place where imagination and technology join with quality products, education and the communion of creative minds.

I envisioned a welcoming place where women could gather to laugh and lift up one another. With my husband Ken’s support the vision took shape. What could be more appropriate as a sanctuary for women than a traditional sewing room? Our ancestors have gathered in sewing circles for generations to share ideas, swap recipes and discuss family, faith and local events.

Today’s hectic schedules make the allure of creative, restorative hobbies ever more enticing. At A Scarlet Thread, we hope you will join our classes and get to know a few of your neighbors. Of course, we’ll work hard to be your retailer of choice & we’ve stocked all the best names in the business. New favorites are arriving daily!

Come see me soon-- Karen
 
 
MEET THE TEAM
 

Ken Taylor
Owner
 

Karen Taylor
Owner
 

Terré Barrett
Office Manager
 


 

Laurie Lewis
Machine Sales Manager
 

Angela Gubler
Fabric Manager
 

Mary Mellott
Fabric Diva
 


 
 
 
 
 
Karin Smith
Decorator & Blogger  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tina Patrick
Fabric Diva
 
 
 
Kristi Sarmiento
Website & Webstore


 
 
 
 
A LITTLE BIT ABOUT US...
 

Ken Taylor
Owner
 
Watching this dream come to fruition has been a blessing! When I'm not managing store operations and running the machine repair department, I'm busy with my day job as an electrician.
 
I can't live without... my tweezers.
When I'm not at AST, you can find me... hopefully, on the golf course!
 
 
Karen Taylor
Owner
 
I'm head cheerleader, keeper of the chewing gum and ALWAYS looking for new things for the store! I love being surrounded by my Divas making plans for the next UPS delivery.
 
I can't live without... my AST team.
When I'm not at AST, you can find me... planning a shopping trip!
 
 
Terré Barrett
Office Manager
 
I'm a jack of all trades and I love it! I manage the office, over see receiving and sometimes I'm even seen on a cash register. You may not always see me, but you can usually hear me singing back up for Karen... disco style!
 
I can't live without... my calculator.
When I'm not at AST, you can find me... at the ball field with my kids!
 



Laurie Lewis
Machine Sales Manager
 
Machines are my thing! I enjoy them all: sewing, quilting, embroidery and serger. Thanks mom for putting me in sewing time-out for all those years!
 
I can't live without... my serger.
When I'm not at AST, you can find me... in the kitchen!
 

Angela Gubler
Classroom Coordinator
 
I love, love, love fabric! I'm even nicknamed "Fabarella". Fabric inspires me whether it's a new line, revisiting our basics or building our Bundle Paks... I just love it all!
 
I can't live without... inspiration.
When I'm not at AST, you can find me...scheduling classes!
 

Mary Mellott
Fabric Diva
 
They call me the "senior" employee, but really I'm the teachers pet. I was the first one here and still love it! Teaching, writing patterns, cutting fabric it's all great to me!
 
I can't live without... new patterns and magazines.
When I'm not at AST, you can find me... in my quilt studio!
 
 

 

 
 
 

Karin Smith
Store Decorator & AST Blogger
 
Decorating is a passion of mine. I'm always looking for new props and inspriation for the store and the blog. Hope you enjoy it all!
 
I can't live without... my handy dandy apron.
When I'm not at AST, you can find me... in my sewing room!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tina Patrick
Fabric Diva
 
I'm always doing! I love to help out where I can and make sure the store is in order.
 
I can't live without... quilting friends.
When I'm not at AST, you can find me... working for fabric (a girls gotta keep up her habits)!
 
Sherrie Curtis
Fabric Diva
 
I have the best job in the shop! I make the sample quilts. I could be descibed as passionate or obsessed, you choose!
 
I can't live without... my sewing machine.
When I'm not at AST, you can find me... quilting!
 
Kristi Sarmiento
Website & Webstore
Developing the online webstore has been exciting and challenging. I consider myself blessed to be able to work on such an important expansion of the store. 
 
I can't live without... my computer.
When I'm not at AST, you can find me... spending time with my new husband and four legged daughter!
 
OUR TEACHERS
 


 Laurie Lewis
 
Find me at: Beginning Adult Sewing Class, Beginning Childern Sewing Class, Kids Camp
 
I've been sewing since I was a little girl. Teaching adults or kids makes no difference to me. I always look forward to watching people transform into sewers!
 
 Mary Mellott
 
Find me at: Beginning Quilting by Machine, Advanced Beginning Quilting by Machine, Stitch Lounge, Making Mary
 
I've been quilting for 15 years and sewing since a teenager. I enjoy teaching machine quilting because I get to expose the class to a new world of quilting.
 
Sheri Meyers
Find me at: Beginning Quilting by Machine, Advanced Beginning Quilting by Machine, Stitch Lounge
 
I've been quilting for over 25 years and it's not just a hobby to me. Being an avid fan of most fiber arts, quilting is my favorite and first love. I enjoy the design and creative process and have even developed my own original pattern line.
 

Harriette Williams

Find me at: Stitch Lounge
 
I've been quilting for 30 years, thanks to my mom and my "just do it" attitude. My first quilt was made from my childrens old clothes! My favorite quilt is made from scraps of bright colors... no pastels please!