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About Us

Hello and Welcome!  I am Kim Dietrich, owner of Quilter's JEM (I'll tell you more about that name in a minute).  I am a Registered Dietitian and a Master Gardener, and you might wonder how this plays into owning a quilt shop.  As a Dietitian, my goal is to help people learn about and implement good nutrition strategies, and as a Master Gardener, I want to make the world a more beautiful and inviting place.  Both goals relate to owning a quilt shop:  When you come into the store, or visit us online, I hope that you feel welcome, learn something new, and immerse yourself in the beautiful fabric and sewing machines that we offer!

I believe that the best way for a person to make the most of their quilting and sewing experiences is to start by taking classes and learning from those that have gone before, and to continue expanding their skills.  I love teaching and we have many class offerings, for beginners, intermediate, and experienced quilters of all ages.

My three amazing daughters are all involved in the running of the business, making samples, choosing fabric, designing patterns, kit assembly, daily operations, cleaning in the store, etc.  Now, of course, I know how to spell "gem," but JEM represents my three girls, Jenna, Emma, and Maggie.  My inspiration in creating this company.

I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.  Thank you for visiting Quilter's JEM.