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Who We Are For Now

Prairie Fiber Arts Center has been an education center and community-centered place for all fiber artists for the past three years. This pandemic has been hard, particularly on the "social connecting" part of fiber arts in our lives. To keep the staff safe and to easily create a safe shopping environment, we are temporarily making some significant changes and hope you will understand and know that supporting us means we will all be able to get through this together safely.

Prairie Fiber Arts Center Team

Verna Kragnes

Foundress & Artist in Residence Emeritus

As someone who is health/immune compromised, I will not be as present in the store as in the past, but am guiding the development of Prairie Fiber Arts from afar.  Plans for the future include a strong non-profit connection with The Arts Partnership.  Look for announcements of additional staff and volunteer positions.

Catherine R. Lundberg

Owner

I am a passionate believer in the role fiber arts play in our emotional and mental health. The joy of the colors and textures, planning a project, learning new skills, connecting with other fiber artists can be important tools in mediating the effects of isolation, depression and anxiety. Like many fiber arts enthusiasts, I learned the basics of crochet from my grandmother when I was very young. I continue to explore the art of crochet and have dabbled in tapestry, Tunisian and many other forms. I learned to knit a few years ago, but crochet will always be my favorite craft.

Tracey Klobuchar

Store Manager

Knitting quickly became Tracey’s favorite hobby when she learned a couple years ago. She enjoys exploring new fibers, learning about the sustainability practices in developing yarn, and learning new stitches. Tracey lives in Fargo with her husband, 2 dogs, and cat. She loves spending time at the lake, cooking, gardening, and reading. She also works in the mental health field as a therapist and social worker.

Amy Sandager-Lobas

Fiber Arts Sales Associate

Amy Sandager-Lobas is a goldsmith, knitter, and crocheter. She also dabbles in needlepoint and is learning to spin. Amy is especially drawn to combining color and texture in interesting ways, whether that be with gemstones and metal, or with different fibers and colorways. Her favorite (and most complicated) fiber project in the past year has been an all-colorwork knit Norwegian sweater. Amy and her husband, Mark, just relocated to Moorhead after spending four years in California, and are excited to be back home in the Midwest!

Liz Fevig Hager

Fiber Arts Sales Associate

Liz has been knitting for 35 years and is thrilled to be part of the team at PFAC. To be surrounded by yarn “at work” is a dream job for her. She enjoys meeting new people, exploring new yarns and learning more about the wide world of fiber. Liz is also a massage therapist. She and her husband have two grown kids, a goldendoodle and enjoy spending time at the lake.

Alex Carlson

Fiber Arts Sales Associate

Bio coming soon!

Halli Heimbuch

Tech Support/Staff

Hello! My name is Halli, and I am an NDSU Pre-Dietetics student. Alongside my passion for STEM, I have many others! I enjoy admiring and creating art of many styles and mediums, doing genealogy research, and listening to and making music. 

I'm new to fiber arts but am excited to be a part of Prairie Fiber Arts Center and the arts community as a whole!