About Us

It’s More Than a Sewing Shop.

It’s a Family Tradition.

Meet Our Staff: Collierville

Jennifer Reith

Shop Owner

We’re so thrilled to be your new BERNINA and Janome dealer in the Mid-South - Collierville, TN and Tupelo, MS! We work hard to bring you the best classes, unique and beautiful fabric collections, and service all makes and models of traditional sewing machines. Stop by today to talk about your projects, find inspiration, and learn about BERNINAS!

Ellie

Jennifer’s youngest daughter Ellie teaches sewing classes during breaks from college and works at the shop helping customers. She’s been sewing for years. Ellie and Jennifer have volunteered their time helping organizations serve our community through sewing projects, as well as donated fabric and machines.

Morgan & Paxton

The Sewing House is a family-owned business. Owner Jennifer Reith has a great team and you may see her daughter Morgan and son-in-law Paxton (or son Joshua) helping on a busy Saturday.

Joshua

Jennifer with son Joshua

BRIANNE “BRI” HICKMAN

Shop Manager

Bri is our store manager in Collierville and manages special projects such as “Shop Hops” and QALs (quilt-a-longs). Bri started sewing as a young child and began working in quilt shops as a teenager. During her career, she’s been a fabric sales rep and managed a brand of quilting supplies – oh, and she’s also an engineer! Wow!!!

Bri does such an outstanding job helping customers! From sewing machine features to helping with fabric selections and solving project challenges, she's extremely talented. She is an expert quilter and sewist (and enjoys machine embroidery, too.) We're thankful for her many skills!

Jackie Watson

Jackie Watson is a life-long sewing enthusiast. After years of sewing clothes, stuffed dolls, and band color guard flags, friends introduced her to quilting 15+ years ago. She’s made countless quilts for family, friends, and coworkers. Jackie is our Regional Manager of Education and Events.

Classes range from beginner to expert-level and include a variety of choices. Jackie Watson is the Regional Manager of Education and Events. She coordinates and teaches many of our classes. Her most popular class is Beginning Quilting! It’s so rewarding to see new quilters create beautiful masterpieces!

- Introduction to Sewing
- Beginning Quilting
- BERNINA Education
- Paper Piecing Quilting Technique
- Children’s garment classes & other projects
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Donna Collinsworth

Donna first learned how to sew and quilt when she started working at The Sewing House shortly after we opened our Collierville shop in 2021. She immersed herself in classes with us, bought two BERNINAs, and achieved her first goal of making quilts for close friends and family for Christmas! She started small with pillows and aprons, worked her way up to numerous quilts, and is now learning how to make garments. She fell in love with bag making and many of our shop sample bags have been sewn by Donna using our ByAnnie patterns! “I work here to help fund my fabric and pattern obsession! I was always intimidated by sewing and quilting in the past. I can’t believe it took me this long to try it - now I sew almost daily! I’m always up for a challenge and learning new skills!”

Kathy Troughton

Kathy Troughton is an expert garment sewist and typically wears clothing she’s sewn to work! When you see her at the shop, ask if she bought or created the outfit she’s wearing! Kathy owns a BERNINA 790 and an L860 serger. She’s always ready to answer your BERNINA questions – SEW much fun!

Ella Reed

Ella Reed is a young sewist learning new skills. She’s fascinated by all the new projects and will be learning how to quilt at The Sewing House. She enjoys helping customers and making fun videos of all the beautiful fabrics. Stop by and show her your projects so she can take pictures for our social media posts!

Lindsey Kelly

Lindsey Kelly enjoys helping customers and also manages our APP and CommentSold purchases!

“I grew up sewing with my mom. We made pillows and doll outfits. My mother-in-law sews and she got me back into it. I’ve made a dress for my little girl and several quilts. I love shopping at The Sewing House and wanted to work here, too!” We’re so happy Lindsey is a part of our team!

Randy Randall

Randy Randall, has over 40 years of experience serving machines. CLICK to learn more about his expertise and service! We service all makes and models of traditional sewing machines (excludes multi-needle embroidery machines and longarm machines.)

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Collierville Store

3670 S Houston Levee Rd #101
Collierville, TN 38017
P: (901) 316-8783

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Meet Our Staff - Tupelo

Robin Curbow

Robin loves to teach and has been sewing for 45 years! She was taught at a young age by her Grandmother and has been quilting for over 25 years. Her favorite part is piecing quilts! Robin enjoys learning new techniques and doing challenging detailed work like appliqué and foundation paper piecing. She is fantastic with color and incredibly creative! “I enjoy sharing ideas and helping customers! Working at The Sewing House is such a joy - it’s my fun happy place!”

Mandy Dowdy

“I’ve been quilting and crafting so long that I can't remember when I began! My Grandma taught me as a child - so many wonderful memories in her sewing room! I am so excited to be one of the team leaders here at The Sewing House!”

When Mandy’s not working at The Sewing House, she is teaching algebra. Some of her other hobbies include knitting, watercolor painting, and paper crafting.

Carolyn Terry

“My best friend Ann taught me how to quilt when we met in 1995. Before that, I knew how to sew clothes and would just use a panel and attach the binding. She showed me how to cut and piece a quilt - paper piecing is my favorite! I really like to do all kinds of quilts and try new patterns I see at the shop. I love working at The Sewing House! The customers are always happy and I enjoy helping them find the right fabric for their projects and making sure they are pleased with what they are getting!”

Eva Fehr

“I have always loved quilts! I’m fascinated by the colors and patterns and the stories they tell. I started taking classes in my 20s where I learned the basics of hand appliqué, machine piecing, and hand quilting. I love being surrounded by co-workers and customers who love this art form as much as I do!”

Lisa Hjulberg

Lisa loves teaching at our Tupelo location! She is a longtime quilter and paper crafter. She has dabbled in many hobbies over the years, but none as much as making quilts and handmade greeting cards. She retired from her career in law, real estate, and project management when she and her husband moved to Tupelo in 2019. She teaches beginning and intermediate quilting classes at our Tupelo shop and enjoys helping others discover the fun and satisfaction of making beautiful quilts!

Tupelo Store

144 S Industrial Rd,
Tupelo, MS 38801
P: (662) 269-1600

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