Let us introduce our staff to you….
Katie Knight — Has been with us for 15 years
Katie was originally from Colorado, and settled in Florida in 1988. She was an over the road truck driver and screen printer in her past employment. She is widowed and has a daughter Stacy and 2 granddaughters.
Katie has been sewing and quilting for over 20 years.
At Heartfelt, Katie can be found most often at the cutting tables. She is a familiar face to most of our long-time customers. If you come in looking for fabric you have previously purchased Katie is your go to, because she typically knows where that fabric is or if its sold out.
Dana Elmore — has been with us since February of 2014
Dana was born in Jacksonville, FL. She spent 28 years working as a Pharmacist in Winter Haven. She is married to her wonderful husband, RIchard who grew up in Winter Haven and they have 2 boys, Nicholas and Philip and 2 dogs and 1 cat. She and her family spent much of their free time at the Kingsley Lk retreat, near Middleburg, FL. Dana also enjoys traveling the world (Central America, Europe, and Africa) and looking for ideas for her next quilt.
Dana also has 2 sisters and a brother.
Dana learned to sew at the age of 10, sewing Christmas ornaments that are still used today. Dana also painted and did embroidery while developing her skills for sewing. She has sewn her own dresses as well as quilting. Dana has quilted quilts for most of her siblings, nieces, nephew, kids, and friends. Dana also enjoys working in the yard, hiking, reading and volunteer work, which she continues to do one day a week.
At Heartfelt, Dana is most often found binding our store samples and chatting with the many customers she has gotten to know through the years.
Amy Cummings — has been with us since February of 2021
Amy comes to us from Watertown, NY where she spent 25 years as a 911 dispatcher. She and her husband Todd made Central Florida their winter home in January of 2020. Amy and Todd share 3 children, Kayla, Jared and Vi and 5 very spoiled grandchildren and 4 granddogs.
Amy has been sewing and quilting for 20 plus years. Over the past couple of years she has graduated to long-arm quilting and most recently machine embroidery. She hopes to keep perfecting her craft in both and to continue sharing her knowledge with customers and friends in the future.
At, Heartfelt, Amy can be found doing bookwork, assisting on the sales floor, overseeing the once a month Embroidery Sit-n-Sew and quilting on the long-arms.
Lynne Beach — has been with us since May of 2021.
At Heartfelt, Lynne can be found at the cutting tables, at the register, or just around the store assisting customers. Lynne has assisted with our Tuesday afternoon workshop, beginning quilting, and most recently with long-arm quilting.
Dawn Ewing — has been with us since May of 2021.
At Heartfelt, Dawn can be found assisting customers and has also assisted with out Tuesday afternoon workshop and beginning quilting.
Pam Beasey — has been with us since Sept of 2021.
Pam comes to us from her homestate of Indiana. She relocated to Florida in 2010 with her husband Mark. Together, they share 6 children Tracie, Scott, Michael, Chris, Glenn and Brad, as well as 9 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
Pam previuously worked in the mortgage/title business for 15 years and worked 8 years for Kohls before retiring in 2018.
Pam has been sewing for most of her life. She started quilting about 16 years ago. She was around quilting most of her life, as her mom and aunt were quilters.
At Heartfelt, Pam can be found at the cutting tables, at the register or assisting customers. She has also assisted with Tuesday afternoon workshop and beginning quilting.
Gina Smith — has been with us since February of 2022.
Gina came to Florida in 1980 from her homestate of California. She and her husband Darryl have 3 children, 5 grandchildren and their dog “Zoey” and cat “Binx”. Gina worked in the nursing field for over 30 years, as a registered nurse for the last 13years before retiring.
Gina is an avid sewist and crafter, and most recently a beginning quilter. Her passion is to help people find joy through sewing.
At Heartfelt, Gina can be found assisting customers with their machines, at the cutting table, or at the register.
Penny Marshall — has been with us since March 2022.
Penny was born and raised in Minnesota, and then spent 25years in upstate NY, before relocating to Florida in 2010. She and her husband Robert, have 3 children Brian, Merika, and Jeanne, and 4 grandchildren. They also have a small zoo, 7 dogs, 2 cats, and 7 birds. The children, grandchildren and pets bring life and laughter to their home.
Penny spent 35 years in the food and beverage industry, before becoming a small business owner for 5 years. She has also spent countless hours through the years volunteering for several veterans organziations.
Penny took a Home Economics class is Jr High and fell in love with sewing, because she loved seeing the colors come together to create something beautiful and useful. She also loves seeing the joy her crafts bring to the faces of friends and family.
Penny says, “I am proud to be a part of the Heartfelt Quilting Family, and I aspire to be as talented as my colleagues and customers. A huge “Heartfelt” thank you to you all.”
Penny can be found at the cutting tables or most anywhere around the store getting to know her surroundings and assisting customers.