Erica started at Fabric Recycles in 2012. Her sewing started with her first draw-string bag in 7th grade home-ec followed by a pair of oversized overall shorts. Then it was off to big-block quilts and rag baby quilts. She's mostly self-taught with a few classes along the way. When she's not in the store she likes to read (especially cozy mysteries) and quilt. She's also recently started "collecting" vintage sewing machines. Erica's biggest words of wisdom can be summed up with one word - Pins. "I can sew a reasonably straight line, provided I pin first. I don't like un-sewing so pinning is a must!" "I fell in love with the concept and Page's enthusiasm is very encouraging. I love fabric with all the colors, patterns and variety."
Page Burns is the creator and owner of Fabric Recycles. The idea of Fabric Recycles literally came to her in the shower washing her hair. She has been sewing garments since she was 8 years old, doing a 4-H project every year for 10 years. Her mother taught her all she knows about sewing and got her into quilting in her early 20's. They made quilts together for many years, one would piece the top, the other would hand quilt it.
After the loss of her mother to cancer in 2005, she inherited her mother's sewing room. Her mother's collection was not small as it took an 18' trailer to move it! After a hiatus from any sewing at all for 3 years, and being too frustrated with her corporate job, she had to do something. Oprah always said, "work in your hobby". There has to be more people like me out there, with too much stuff and not enough time to put it together. Then Bam! The concept of Fabric Recycles was born.
She incorporated everything she knew, a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, a Master's Degree in Business, 10 years managing a cubicle production world and over 15 years in retail customer service, into the best shopping experience sewers & crafters could ask for!
So in the height of the recession, she quit her corporate job and opened Fabric Recycles in Overland Park, KS. With the help of all of our customers, Fabric Recycles was quickly accepted by the sewing and crafting community.