Meet the Staff
Neal’s Sewing Center employs a pool of retired part-time ladies with a vast knowledge and love of all things fabric. Although we all hail from a wide variety of professional backgrounds, we are united in our passion for the craft…everything from piecing, long arm quilting, applique, embroidery and sharing! The high point of every customer experience is undoubtedly the exchange of knowledge. We get the privilege of sharing our accumulated knowledge to assist our customers and our friends to achieve their creative goals and learn of new techniques and tools from you. We have the best post-retirement job ever…. We get paid to play! 😊
Ginger started with Neal’s Vacuum & Sewing at the Davenport store in 2005.
"After working retail for 28 years, it was a good fit. What started out as ‘girl Friday’ turned into an unexpected and amazing opportunity to come to Muscatine as the fabric buyer for the store. As a TOP SELLER for The Longaberger Company for 25+ years, I was thrilled to accept this position. I love my job no matter what I’m doing. Selecting fabric is a huge part of my job but working with customers is wonderful. Seeing their visions come to life is very rewarding. Currently, I own (1) Singer Featherweight that purrs like a kitten along with 4 Babylock machines…(3) sewing and/or embroidery and (1) serger. While I love any aspect of sewing, I recently took to improving my accuracy with piecing smaller projects together. I, also, enjoy paper piecing."
While Jeanette has currently taken a less active role in the day-to-day activities of the business, she remains “on-call” as an expert resource for customers and staff alike."