Jennifer Baney is the new owner of the Silver Thimble. She purchased the store from Julie Peterson in August of 2017. Jennifer started sewing in middle school. She has many creative talents and likes to help others find just what they need for the project they have in mind. She is very excited to be a part of such an amazing business!
In March 2017, Chad became certified to provide warranty work for Pfaff and Singer sewing machines. Chad currently does all the machine repairs, cleaning, and adjustments. Chad has experience with any brand of machine and is ready to get your machine working smoothly today!
Chad and Jennifer are continually seeking ways to better serve her customers in the area. In addition to classes, fabrics and notions, Jennifer gives personal lessons for all new machine purchases in her Sewing Machine Obedience Class, as well as beginner classes for kids and adults alike!!
In May 2017 Chad added vinyl lettering to the store. We can do lettering for your car or wall or signs to support your favorite high school team or to promote your business!!
In June 2017, Chad and Jennifer decided to expand services for our customers and purchased a Laser Engraver and can engrave trophies, medals, cups, plaques, bracelets, glasses, denim and almost any material you can think of!
Marcia Swan is our QBOT expert and instructor. She offers classes to help you learn more about your QBOT, Quilt Artist and embroidery machines! Check out the class schedule for a list of classes.
Mona Baldwin is a long-time instructor and also offers alteration services. She offers a wide range of sewing and quilting classes for all skill levels. See the Class page for details.
Kari Gortemaker...She grew up in Lewellen, NE and has a teaching degree from the University of Nebraska. She lives in Oshkosh, NE.
Julie was my home economics teacher when I was in high school and I worked for her and her husband when they owned J's Marina at Lake McConaughy.
Kari loves, quilting, embroidery and teaching the Pfaff Software, which makes our creative options endless!