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Cindi Rang, Owner

Cindi learned to quilt from her frugal grandmother while learning to make her own clothes, and didn't know there was such a thing as "batting" until she was 22. She loves quilting, every aspect of it, from hand embroidery and hand applique to machine quilting and long arming. She enjoys the ability to make a quick quilt in two hours, and the challenge and reverence of a hand pieced quilt that takes three years. Cindi has been designing quilts, bags, wallhangings and pincushions and writing patterns for 20 years. She has over 80 original designs and has been featured in international and national publications. Cindi is a retired Nurse Practitioner. She leads most of the clubs, teaches many of the classes, and hosts most of the videos/tutorials featured on the you-tube channel. 

Brianna Rang Motzkus
 

At the tender age of 4 she sat down for the first time and learned to sew. She was so small that her mom had to put the foot pedal on the table and she guided the fabric with her left hand and pushed the pedal with the right.  When she was 6 her mom (Cindi Rang) opened The Fabric Patch in Ephrata Wa. Brianna has been in the shop for nearly 20 years. She has taught quilting classes, designed some of the shops best selling patterns in the shop, won countless awards and has worked as the store manager since she graduated from Seattle Art Institute where she majored in Fine Arts and Textile Design.

Brianna is exceptional at predicting future trends in fabric design and quilt design because of her experience. She prides herself in designing quilt patterns that are for many skill levels and provides very accurate yardage so the customer has very little waste. She has sold 1000’s of her own patterns just out of one shop.  She started long arming at 6 and at 16 was professionally quilting for customers.

Carolyn Harris (AKA  CK or Peaches)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Her life belonged to the dogs for 40 years as she owned a  dog grooming business.She also is a dog trainer for 43 years . She's involved with 4-H and has been for 33 years. She started quilting 28 years ago and has never stopped. She loves machine applique and Bargello quilts which are top of her list. Hobbies are quilting and scrap booking

Sabrina and Sarah Strong
Sabrina and Sarah Strong a mother and daughter Duo.  Two Strong women one sweet and the other a little sassy ( we will let you decide who is who 😉) they love to help you find that special sparkle to make your quilt really shine.  Sarah's main job at the shop is "kit builder". If you have something special you want to make, seek out Sarah as your personal shopper!

Carolyn Hutchinson
The sound of scissors cutting on a wood cutting table immediately takes Carolyn back to early days of sewing with scraps of fabric at her mother’s side. She has always loved to sew and design patterns. It started with doll clothes, progressed to her own clothing, then her children’s. clothes. Her grandmothers and mother quilted as well so about 35 years ago it was natural to add quilting to her sewing activities. She retired in 2016 from a highly stressful job and joined the staff part-time at the Fabric Patch, which is her “Happy Place”. She loves helping customers find that “perfect” fabric, design patterns and provide longarm quilting services for our customers. Check out Carolyn's original patterns in our on-line shop. "Framed" is one of our best sellers!

Crystal Rang








                                      Our Sewing Machine Technicians
Jared Rang
Jared Rang is Cindi's youngest son (and Brianna's little brother). He is also married to Crystal, our weekend shop employee and one of our newest long arm quilters. Jared is a sewing machine tech but his preference is woodworking. He makes the special double ended seam rippers, stilettos and pencils we sell at the shop. He also makes the quilt ladders, stock or custom, just $69 each. 



Jordan Rang
Jordan Rang is the oldest of the Rang children. Jordan went into the Navy right out of high school. He received letters of commendation from Army Generals and Fleet commanders for his mechanical ability while in Afghanistan and Guam, but left the Navy after 6 years because he missed his family (...mostly his mom... says Cindi).

He does most of the machine repairs. He is a certified technician and even makes house calls for long arms. He repairs machines every Thursday night, so your machine is ready by Friday morning... no need to be without it for long! 

Jordan is the proud father of a little girl and a young son, and he is married to Brianna's husband's sister...   Brother and sister married brother and sister. Yes, their children look alike!