Montavilla Sewing Blog

Keeping Up With KimberBell

March 19, 2020

Recently our Sales Manager Aletha Peyton and Educator Sue Stein visited KimberBell’s headquarters in Logan, Utah, and are now graduates of KimberBell Academy! Twenty-four participated in the training, from seventeen stores across the country, and even one from Australia (Sue’s personal favorite). They spent their first two days at the Attic Event Space above the My Girlfriends Quilt Shoppe, with their last day at Kimberbell’s headquarters.

A former 4th-grade elementary school teacher (and twin), KimberBell owner Kim Christopherson started designing projects for quilting and machine embroidery in 2009. She and her husband Ryan now head up a staff of approximately 60 employees, with four dedicated to embroidery design. An event kit crew prepares all event kits, and they have a team tasked explicitly with sewing out their new designs on all types of embroidery machines. Kim’s twin sister, Kris Thurgood, is the owner of the My Girlfriends Quilt Shoppe in Logan, along with her husband, Mike.

Our Sue thought the new clutches were the coolest thing she saw, and “was amazed how they were constructed in the hoop.” Aletha said she “felt so nurtured and pampered” during their stay, and blown away by the warmth and camaraderie shown by Kim and her young staff, saying they were “all as cute and cheery as their designs.”

Want some KimberBell fabrics, designs, and notions? YES! We have both yardage and pre-cuts of KimberBell fabrics by Maywood Studios, in addition to buttons, notions, many colors and textures of vinyl, blanks and embroidery designs (supply varies by store).