Hi, I’m Jen!

Hi, I’m Jen!

Inspiring the next generation in the quilting and sewing arts

I have always loved sewing. I fell in love with it when I was fourteen and haven’t let up with my obsession since. I’ve been teaching for fourteen years. I started with a small group of girls teaching from the bonus room of my home in Waxhaw. Word spread and we opened the storefront off Providence in 2014. I’m so blessed to have met so many wonderful families in the Charlotte area and I’m so glad you’re here! I hope you find Thimble Bee’s a comfortable place to learn, be encouraged, and grow in your skill every day.

When I’m not at the studio, I’m busy taking care of my family. We have three children: Hannah, Luke, and Kate. They are my greatest pride and joy! Hannah just took off to Indiana for her first semester in college. Luke is in ninth grade and enjoys cross country and working at the local pizza place. Kate is in fifth grade and enjoys sewing and spending time with her family.

-Mrs. Jen

Meet the Team

  • Hey y’all! My name is Bella Cristaldi and I will be a sophomore at Baylor University in Waco, Texas this upcoming fall! I am currently pursuing a double major in accounting and entrepreneurship with a minor in Spanish. As a Baylor bear, I bleed green and gold and love attending any and all Baylor sporting events in my free time at school! I also love reading, taking care of my plants and doing anything crafty! I have been sewing with Mrs. Jen since I was nine years old and I can’t wait to share my love of sewing with this next generation of seamstresses!

    Bella Cristaldi

  • I’m fifteen years old and I’ve been sewing for eight years. During my free-time I love to read, dance, bake and sing. I love Thimble Bee’s, it’s been a big part of my life for many years!

    Gracie Wrasman

  • I am a junior at Marvin Ridge High School. I have been sewing since I was six, first starting at a school, and then developing skills on my own. My favorite thing to sew are dresses. I am so excited to be working at Thimble Bees and developing my skills even further!

    Mackenzie Steele

  • My sewing journey didn’t begin until adulthood – it’s never too late to learn a new skill! If I’m not at Thimble Bee’s, you can find me thrifting or at book club!

    Jessica Payne

Learn To Sew With Us!

Interested in a class but overwhelmed at where to start? Just send me a quick email or text and I’ll be happy to chat with you through the options! – Mrs. Jen