About Terry and Karen
Terry Tobey and Karen Bates joined forces on June 7, 2012 and the fabric and quilt store, Sew Creative was born. With a lot of help from family and friends, their store opened less than 1 month later on July 1, 2012. Located in Ashland, Oregon's original opera house, a beautiful brick building on Main Street, Sew Creative is a place to explore your artistic desires, find interesting and different fabrics, patterns and ideas. Classes and clubs meet upstairs while the downstairs contains a gallery of quilts, gifts and fabrics.
Terry was co-owner of Pioneer Quilts in Happy Valley, Oregon and she is passionate about taupes, dyed wools and batiks. Karen worked for a number of years at Quiltz in Ashland, Oregon and has written quilt books and created quilt patterns. She loves sharing her thirty plus years of quilting knowledge with her students.
The goal for Karen and Terry is to make Sew Creative a meeting place for everyone who loves fabric.