Meet the Owner
Hi my name is Carolyn Weight and I am addicted to fabric! I have been sewing since I was in 4-H at age 8. I sewed my children’s clothes, made wedding and bridesmaid dresses. I have been a quilter for about 20 years. My sister, Linda O’Brien and her friend talked me into taking a block of the month class back in 1999 and that was all it took! Over the years I have worked at several different quilt shops before Linda and I opened “My Sister’s Quilts” in the fall of 2010. Linda has moved on to other pursuits, but I am still in love with the fabric and the customers!
The quilt that I first made is still on my bed! It will always be one of my favorites, because it was my first. I love people and love to teach classes. Through the years, I have learned so much from taking classes and teaching them. I will be the first to admit that I don’t know everything! It is amazing what you can learn from those you are teaching!
Several years ago, I started to design my own quilts and Forget-Me-Not Quilt Designs was born. As I am sitting and designing, my husband asks me “Why don’t you do something to relax?” I immediately respond: “I am!” The My Sister’s Quilts Mystery Retreat has been a great opportunity for me to play with new designs.
I have the best job in the world! I get to do what I love, play with fabric, design and piece quilts and interact with the best customers!
I have 5 wonderful children (two daughters and three sons), 3 beautiful daughters in law, 2 handsome sons in law, 5 grandsons and 6 granddaughters who all put up with my craziness! Thanks guys! My Yorkie-poo, M’Liss, patiently waits in her bed until I get home. A special thanks to my sweet husband, Evan, who has supported my fabric store addiction these past 8 years. Here’s to many more!
Marissa started at My Sister’s Quilts in December 2018 and is the youngest of our team! She has 3 three children, 2 boys and a girl. She has sewn for 31 years and has been quilting for 4 years. Her mother was her 4-H leader and is responsible for her addiction. She likes to bake with her children and spends the majority of her spare time at their school involved in the PTA. Bruce, her husband, and her are movie nerds! Marissa is the one in charge of scheduling all the classes, so if there is something that you would like taught – please contact her.
Leanna has been with My Sister’s Quilts for 3 years. She is always ready with a smile and a helping hand. Leanna teaches table runner classes and the ever popular Diva Wallets and Bailey Island Hobo Bag. I keep trying to get her to teach more, but she also has her own business, Vintage Sewing Machine 2nd Chances. She has over 200 vintage machines in her possession that she restores and sells. She is the mother of 3 and has 2 granddaughters and 3 King Charles Cavalier Spaniels. She also fosters spaniels that have been rescued. She has a very patient husband, Clay. This is one busy lady!
Denice joined the team at My Sisters Quilts in January 2019. She has been quilting (seriously, she says) for 15 – 20 years. She is the mother of 3 sons and 1 girl. She has 4 granddaughters, 5 grandsons and 1 great granddaughter. Also, a cat and a dog. She loves all crafting, knitting, crocheting. She does NOT like to cook! As in the words of one of our teachers – the only reason she has a kitchen is because it came with the house. Denice and her husband, Larry, like to binge watch Netflix.
Whether you are an avid quilter or just a beginner starting your first project, My Sister’s Quilts welcomes you! Our mission is to provide our customers with the highest level of service to ensure that their quilting experience is an amazing and productive one. The support we give doesn't end after the purchase. We are here to provide quilters with thorough information, tips, and techniques. Add to that; fun, interactive classes, that will guide you through the process of quilting and producing finished products you can truly be proud of. Beginners and advanced quilter, alike, will feel right at home in our friendly store environment. Friendly, knowledgeable staff members are always happy to answer questions and help customers find the products that best suit their individual and creative needs. Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions or comments regarding our products or services.