Creations of Kerrville

 

Meet the Creations Staff

Julie and Kathy

Drop In and See Us!

Since we encourage you to call and talk to us, we thought you might like a visual image of who you are talking with. You never know who might answer that phone.

We'll start with a photo of us (Kathy and Julie) about the time we started the store (40 years ago)......

Kinda makes you wonder -- We're asked way too often which of us is the oldest -- This photo should put that question to rest (for those of you who know us - we're sure you can identify us).

 

We are so lucky to have a wonderful staff to help us make Creations a great place to visit and to work. When you visit the store you'll find several of these friendly, creative, talented gals ready to help you.

Maisie Meredith

Maisie Meredith

Maisie has been here so long, we stopped counting at 29 years. She was here in 1996 when we were featured in Top Ten Quilt Shops.  She loves to work on hand embroidery and does a beautiful job, so she creates all the lovely hand stitchery models you'll see throughout the shop and here on our website. She's standing in front of just a few pieces she has recently stitched.

Meet Corinne Baerwald

Corine Baerwald

Corine was also here in 1996 and came shortly before that.  Her hand is evident in all those fantastic displays you see around our shop and in our online product photos.  Over the years Corine has made many quilt models for the store. She's also great at figuring yardage requirements and fixing stuff - in other words - she's an all around gal.

Valerie Grebe

Valerie Grebe

Valerie Grebe was with also with us in 1996 when we were featured as one of the top 10 quilt shops in the country.  She has many years of experience in helping you find just the right fabric for your project. She loves to show customers the latest arrivals in the store - and she has customers who claim she knows just what they want.

Kathryn MacDougall

Kathryn McDougall

Kathryn has been with us for just about as long as Valerie.  She is the one who keeps all our notions, books, and patterns in order.  If we want to know if we have it, we ask Kathryn.  She is also a talented seamstress. Kathryn loves to make purses and bags and has made many of our model purses, bags and totes.  

Glenda Lewis

Glenda Lewis

Glenda Lewis has been here over 6 years.  She loves bright fabrics so the Kaffe print section is where she wanted her picture taken.  Glenda is a master at helping you figure out how much fabric you need while planning your quilt.  She has made many of the quilt models you see in the store and on our website.

There is always laughter when Glenda is in the room.

Julie Seale

Julie Seale

Julie Seale has been with us several years, and we are thrilled she would be a part of Creations.  Julie had been a customer for many years and she has made many of our quilt samples as she is an excellent piecer.  For many years, before joining us, she volunteered as a greeter for us during our shop hop.

Amy Henley

Amy Henley

Amy has been here over 2 years. She is a retired nurse.  She enjoys sewing, quilting and embroidery. She loves to do it all and she can help you with any project you have in mind. We're so happy to have her on board. You can find her here on Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

Meet Cindy

Cindy Smith

Cindy had only been in Kerrville a short time before she started working with us. She is a quilter, wonderful seamstress, long-armer and even enjoys embroidery. She has the sweetest smile and we are thrilled she has come to work with us.

Cindy takes care of keeping all our wool pieces cut and well supplied. Cindy works Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

 

 

Meet Liz

Liz Murray

Liz was a customer all during her working years. Once we gave her time to settle into retirement, we convinced her to come to work with us.  

You will find Liz here on Wednesday and Thursday.  Liz has done commercial home dec projects so she is well prepared to help you figure what you need. She also is an avid sewing machine girl.  She loves machines and embroidery on them.

A History of Great Feline Assistants

Catty Wampus

Catty Wampus

Catty Wampus was the store kitty at From Our House, our home dec store that occupied this location before we combined the two stores. After experiencing several months off as we remodeled, Catty Wampus opted for the leisurely life instead of returning to the spotlight - what a surprise! Her decision was also spurred along when she discovered that Tootie who had been in charge at Creations was going to join her as a co-manager.

She turned over her customer relations responsibilities to Patches and Domino shortly after we opened this location. Catty Wampus is with us in spirit only now.

Tootie the Office Cat

Tootie the Fax Cat

Tootie was never as involved with customers as Catty Wampus, but she will always be famous as our "fax cat". She was a faithful office cat for many years at Creations when we were on Main Street.  She road back and forth to work with Julie and spent many years "helping" Julie with office paperwork or helping us put together any packages that involved ribbons.

Somewhere  along the line Tootie developed an interest in the Fax Machine and was obsessed with watching the faxes fall to the floor.  She perked up whenever she heard the incoming fax tone and then she guarded the faxes on the floor. But if neither of the girls was nearby she would actually pick up the fax and take it out to the store to deliver it to either Kathy or Julie. We know it is hard to believe, but we are not stretching the truth. You can read Tootie's most famous fax delivery story and view the photos on our The Amazing (But True) Tale of Tootie the Fax Cat page.

Tootie is now just with us in spirit, she had a long and exciting life. You can find more photos of her on our Store Cats page.

 

Patches clears a paper jam

Patches

Patches joined us many years ago, shortly after we moved Creations into the newly remodeled location. She won our hearts instantly. Although she roamed the whole story as a kitten, she developed a preference for lounging in the office. She trained well under Tootie and became quite interested in the fax machine and printers. Here she is diligently "helping" Julie to locate the cause of a paper jam! See more photos and stories of Patches on our Store Cats page.

Domino learns computing

Domino

Domino joined us shortly after Patches and was a bundle of energy ever since she arrived. Ginger caught this photo of Domino taking a break from her customer greeting responsibilities to brush up on her computing skills.

Domino was our official store greeter for 14 years. She is no longer with us, but she will be remembered for often being on the store floor to welcome customers or sleeping in the window, keeping an one eye out for visitors. You'll find more photos of her on the home page, our Store Tour page and on our Store Cats page.

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Lefty

Lefty is another office cat. For years, Lefty was rarely seen - by anyone. It took more than a year for Sharon to catch this photo of him. He's way too shy for the store floor. Determine to "fit in" with the other technically inclined cats, Lefty eventually learned how to guard the faxes too. Here he is sitting in the fax output box. Obviously there isn't much room for incoming faxes when he's on duty. Thanks to his shyness, we don't have many photos of Lefty, but you can find a few more of him on our Store Cats page.

Our Virtual Employees

We are also VERY fortunate to have some great Virtual employees--

Sharon Dinsmore and feline assistant Skipper

Sharon Dinsmore- Webmaster

Sharon works all of our computer magic from her home in Houston, but she joins us as frequently as she can. Her specialty is combining technical knowledge with a creative talent. She personally made Tootie famous with her Tootie the Fax Cat poem. Sharon loves to combine her love of quilting, sewing, photography and computing and spends her spare time photographing nature and then turning those images into quilts.

Sharon is a firm believer in having one or more cats to help out in the office. Her current office assistant is Skipper who is shown here supervising the creation of our new website.

Skipper supervises Creations website updates

Mom and Dad

Mom and Dad

Mom and Dad

Meet Mom and Dad -- very important people in the history of Creations. Dad was our CPA from the beginning and Mom's last job was as our "packager" -- Someone has to fold all of those fat quarters. We told dad often that even though our pay is zippo -- we are loyal customers...

Our beloved mother, Irene Thompson, passed away on November 21st, 2005. She was a part of Creations from the very first day and continued to help right up until her death. Many of our long-time customers remember Mom fondly for her friendly assistance and cheerful demeanor.

On March 1, 2010 our dear father, Tommy Thompson, joined Mom in heaven. A favorite Creations' story about Dad is the thousands of tomatoes he supplied each summer to us, our staff and anyone who would allow it. They are both missed by everyone at Creations.

Kathy and Julie

Kathy Thompson and Julie Milam

Kathy and Julie

Okay! Okay! We are getting some grief from our loyal staff about slipping in a "slightly" outdated picture (see the first picture above) for our own photo. So, here we are....

Meet Kathy Thompson (left) and Julie Milam (right), owners of Creations.

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