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Behind The Scenes | Employee Spotlight

A family that cuts fabric together, stays together.

Today we are going to introduce you to THREE of our amazing employees. We have the Heathers, Heather B & Heather J. As well as Josh! This trio is a mother, husband, & wife team. And they sure bring a lot of happiness & laughs around here. So without further ado, let's get into their Q&A's!


Let's start with Heather B!


1.) Who are you? Tell us a little bit about yourself.
 
I'm Heather B. Mom to 5 amazing humans, (and mom in law to 2), one crazy giant dog, a very floofy kitty,  chickens and ducks. Oma to one very silly and special 5 year old little girl ❤️. Cancer survivor. That changed my viewpoint on a lot of things, what's important in life and what is not. 

2.) How long have you worked at Fabric Mart?
A bit over a year but it seems a hecka longer! (In a good way)

3.) What are your main responsibilities? What do you do?
Just cutting orders for the most part. Bust the other Heather's chops...all in good fun tho! 

4.) What’s your favorite thing about working at Fabric Mart?
My co-workers are pretty great. (Shhhh, don't tell anyone I said that 😉). It's a good atmosphere, everyone gets along well. Sometimes the music is sketchy tho, haha. 

5.) What question are you asked the most?
"Are we allowed back here?".  Yes. Yes, you are. 

6.) Do you consider yourself crafty? 
I'm not the most crafty person. I do like junk journaling so if that counts! 

7.) Favorite thing to do outside of work? Any hobbies? 
Listen to music, spend time with my kids, whatever they want to do at that time. It may be movies or a show, car stuff, cooking, concerts,  ya never know!  And calling my granddaughter and getting all the juicy kindergarten gossip! Hobbies... diamond paintings, reading, journaling, gardening in the warm months. I recently started getting into 3-D puzzles. Highly recommend, they are really fun!

8.) Do you collect anything? 
Too much. Funko Pops, horror merch, Harry Potter stuff, Lego, Hot Wheels. I guess some of that falls into the hobby category as well. 

9.) What is a TV show you are currently binging?
Law and Order SVU. I just started picking it back up again. So good. 

10.) If you could only eat one dish for every meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Soup. Nom nom. 

11.) Drop some knowledge… What’s the best advice you were ever given? 
"Learn how to fold your fitted sheets so it makes a nice little packet with your flat sheets and pillowcases."  and have my grandmother attempt to teach me how. I can do it but that woman was a PRO! I think it's wizardry, really. 

12.) Is there anything else you’d like to share?
Hmmm...We do read your notes!! Lol


Next Heather J!

1.) Who are you? Tell us a little bit about yourself.
My name is Heather and I'm a workaholic. I recently bought a house with my husband and we have 3 wonderful cats. I do have a second part time job, so time isn't always available, but when I do get the time I try and make the most of my time. Although I do not sew working around all this fabric is awesome.

2.) How long have you worked at Fabric Mart?
4 years and counting..

3.) What are your main responsibilities? What do you do?
When I first started, I would bolts rolls of fabric for our store and our website,  now I am a cutter which fulfills online orders.

4.) What’s your favorite thing about working at Fabric Mart?
I would have to say my crazy coworker family, however there's always yummy snacks and potlucks!!!

5.) What question are you asked the most? What question?
More like what questions...1. Are we open Saturdays. 2 Am I allowed in here? 3. What the prices are.

6.) Do you consider yourself crafty?
Me? Heck no...as much as I wish I was haha

7.) Favorite thing to do outside of work? Any hobbies?
As of right now, my house needs a bunch of work so I have been working on that. I do enjoy karaoke, watching TV (who doesn't like to be lazy once and a while?) Spending time with my 3 cats and family.

8.) Do you collect anything?
I collect, little house statues, nail supplies, and make up.

9.) What is a TV show you are currently binging?
Secret life of an American Teenager, Pokerface and waiting on a select few new seasons coming out!!

10.) If you could only eat one dish for every meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Only one!!! How do you choose!!! I would have to say... Chinese.

11.) Drop some knowledge… What’s the best advice you were ever given?
Never give up on your dreams.

12.) Is there anything else you’d like to share?
I think I've narrowed most of myself with all of you in previous questions, but working with Fabric Mart is always fun and exciting and I'm very happy to be part of the team!


And last but certainly not least... Josh!

1.) Who are you? Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I'm Josh. I'm a kid trapped in an adults body, and  into all kinds of nerdy stuff, especially superheroes, but also enjoy sports like hockey and football. I'm also a big history lover, always trying to learn about new things. I don't know anything about fabric, I just work here.

2.) How long have you worked at Fabric Mart?
5 and half years.

3.) What are your main responsibilities? What do you do? 
I've done various spots over the years, but at this point I'm the primary bolter in the warehouse. I bolt new fabrics that go on the website as well as the monthly Julie's Picks and the occasional wholesale order. I also do any restocks that may need to be done while also unloading trucks. 

4.) What’s your favorite thing about working at Fabric Mart?
I really like being part of a thriving small business and feeling that my work is appreciated. 

5.) What question are you asked the most? 
"Am I allowed back here/down here?" or something along the lines of what something says because my handwriting is terrible.

6.) Do you consider yourself crafty? 
Not in the slightest.

7.) Favorite thing to do outside of work? Any hobbies? 
At home, I like to read, watch sports, play video games and survive the onslaught that 3 crazy cats bring. Other than that, I like going to historical places and learning, going on hikes, going on the hunt for more comics and tending to the yard.

8.) Do you collect anything?
I have an ever growing comic book collection that I will never get caught up on reading. I also have a small collection of militaria dating back to WWI up to present times.

9.) What is a TV show you are currently binging?
Pokerface, on Peacock.

10.) If you could only eat one dish for every meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Anything that's covered in BBQ sauce.

11.) Drop some knowledge… What’s the best advice you were ever given?
A certain bat-eared individual once said "It's not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me."

12.) Is there anything else you’d like to share?
Nope, in the time I took to write this, there's 5 new restocks for me to do .

Comments

  1. I would like to know more about the bolting process. Maybe others are interested too? Thanks for the great article. Wish I could visit the store.

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    1. Me too! Maybe an action video?

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    2. Yes, would love it know. Am assuming this means unrolling fabrics from rolls and roll it onto bolts??

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  2. If I ever get the chance to visit FM, I will not ask "am I allowed back here." I'll just...go back there. :) I like the "Behind the Scenes" posts. Thank you!

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  3. Nice to me all of you! I have been in the back several times. It is fun to poke around, I highly recommend it. Can’t wait for my next in-store visit!

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  4. I drove past Fabric Mart for a number of years before I realized it was actually a store . That was 20 or more years ago. It has been wonderful to see how the business has grown. The store has remarkable sales that will keep me sewing at a price I can afford. I wish I lived a bit closer to check it out more frequently . The staff have always been polite and friendly.
    Best wishes to all,
    Gail

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