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Who We Are For Now

Prairie Fiber Arts Center has been an education center and community oriented space for fiber artists of all kinds for the past three years. We all know that this pandemic has been hard, particularly on the "social connecting" part of fiber arts in our lives. But 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.

Meet the Prairie Fiber Arts Center Staff!

Verna Kragnes

Prairie Fiber Arts Center Owner

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.

Madeline Revier

Interim Store Manager

Madeline has been a teacher at Praire Fiber for several years and is excited to lead the opening of the store at this time.  She will be hosting Friday Fiber Arts monthly, teaching classes, and serving as the primary staff for the store.  She brings extensive interest and talent in fiber arts and has patterns on Ravelry.

Madeline is a lifelong craftswoman with a background in small business and accounting. She comes from a long line of craftswomen including quilters, seamstresses, knitters, and crocheters, who taught her the basics, and more importantly, taught her how to learn new skills. Madeline appreciates the joy of making functional works of art for the people she loves, and the art therapy of making beautiful things with beautiful materials.

Madeline is an expert in crochet (and pretty okay at knitting). She teaches crochet classes at PFAC and through Moorhead Community Education, and designs her own crochet patterns as "Vintage Vixen Press" on Ravelry. Her designs have been published in Crochet Now and I Like Crochet.

When she isn't playing with fabric and yarn, Madeline enjoys reading fantastic fiction and literature, studying myth and history, baking bread and cookies, working in her garden, and DIY home improvement.

Halli Heimbuch

Tech Support/Staff

As a life-long learner, I strive to discover new ideas and apply them to my life. I am currently an NDSU student seeking to expand my education in STEM. But alongside my passion for STEM, I have many others! I also enjoy admiring and creating art of many styles and mediums, doing graphic design, reading, writing, listening to and making music, and creating videos.