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Sharan

Sharan first began sewing at a young age, and began making her own clothes in high school. She continued sewing, making clothes and doll clothes for her three daughters. She transitioned to quilting in 1976 and soon bought her first longarm machine, taught herself how to use it, and began quilting for friends to support her projects and supplies. After much encouragement, Sharan and her longarm quilting machine moved to Coos Bay and opened her first shop in 2nd Street in 1996. She moved to her current location in 2000 and bought a new APQS. 

Sharan is an APQS representative, helped create Quilt Run 101, attends Sisters, is a charter member of Coos Sand and Sea Quilt Guild, and is active with many quilting-related activities. Recently she bought a Lenni, which she offers for training and rental. Along with helping customers and other daily shop activities, Sharan participates in quilt shows and employs three part-time helpers. She continues to enjoy her customers and the quilting industry.

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Pam

Pamela Boatright has had a love of sewing since she was a young girl learning to sew garments from her mother. Years later, as a young mother herself, she discovered the creative world of quilting and has enthusiastically been creating original designs and many quilts since then. Pamela learned to quilt in the traditional manner, and has enjoyed growing as the quilting world has progressed - rotary cutting, machine quilting, and foundation piecing are techniques that she embraces as they enable today's quilters to complete projects with more precision and speed. At the same time, she enjoys working on an occasional hand quilted project - usually finishing a vintage top. Scrap quilts are a favorite, and she loves using a wide variety of fabrics in her projects.

After starting to work at the local quilt shop she needed an outlet for the dozens of sample quilts and personal quilts she had made through the previous years. In 2006, Pamela started her shop on Etsy and named it PamelaQuilts. Shortly after, she started designing and writing patterns for her original designs, finding this to be as creative and challenging as the actual quilts! A mostly self-taught quilter, Pamela has experienced the trials of trying to understand complicated instructions and strives to create patterns that are easy to follow, and teach basic skills at the same time. She loves to blog and stays in touch with other quilters on her Facebook page as well.

Dawn

When Dawn lived in California, Sharan used to load up her van once a year and travel to Lake Tahoe to serve as an on-site quilt shop. Dawn always took the week off work to vacation and visit. She enjoyed these once-a-year quilting expeditions, but she had trouble finding the time to quilt the rest of the year.

In 2005 Dawn moved to Texas, where she decided to set up a separate sewing room and began immersing herself in quilting. She joined a local quilt guild and quickly became very active in the guild, serving as the Quilt Guild President for several years, and participating in many events, classes, and quilting bees.

Dawn moved to Coos Bay in 2016 to be closer to family, and began helping her mother Sharan with the quilt shop. She has been going to the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show since 2006. Dawn is an all-around quilter who loves batiks, 30s prints, and Civil War reproduction quilts.

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Lora

Lora (Nay) is the newest member of the TTB team and usually works on Mondays. Having never quilted, she took her first quilting class after moving to Coos County from northern Nevada. Though a newcomer, she is actually not-so-distantly related to early pioneers of the Coos area. Lora now quilts on a regular basis... well, she has pieced many projects but has yet to get most of them quilted, thus finished. Currently she is working on her first shop samples and a variety of small projects. She is also planning possible shop activities. She has joined both the Sand 'n Sea and the Coquille quilters. Her goal for the next year is to learn how to use the Lenni and focus and finish her quilts.