St. Tabitha’s Workshop is owned by my husband, Josh, and me, Kelsey. We are originally from Oregon and Alaska/Washington, and we met and married while serving in the United States Marine Corps. In 2017, I left the military to raise our children, and Josh left the service in 2020 so that we could settle our family in Houston, Texas. We attend an Antiochian Orthodox church, and our children attend an Orthodox Christian school. We are grateful that I can still stay home, and we now have 5 kids & 2 cats!
Since 2017, I have been designing Christian fabric that appeals specifically to Eastern Orthodox sewists, as well as other liturgical Christian denominations. From time to time I have collaborated with other artists to expand our fabric portfolio. Using a print-on-demand fabric company in North Carolina, we are able to provide fabric for such a niche customer base, including many cut-and-sew designs for the hobby sewist. We also provide some finished sewn goods to sell in our online boutique, and in 2023 I started designing quilt patterns. Also in 2023, Josh helped take our business to the next level by obtaining a Bernina Q24 with Q-matic so we can offer longarm quilting services. He is the operator of “Goldie” the Mammoth Longarm (who currently lives in our dining room), and I remain the designer!
St. Tabitha of Joppa is known as the patroness of seamstresses. Providentially, my first fabric design proof arrived on Oct 25th which is the day Eastern Orthodox Christians celebrate her memory. We took this as a sign that St. Tabitha would pray for us! The witness of her generosity, as described in Acts 9:36-42, is an inspiration to support non-profit and charitable efforts when possible.
We are doing our best to provide good quality by being Made in America, to encourage cooperation in our marriage by working together, and to develop a sense of industry and an entrepreneurial spirit in our children. We appreciate your business!