Meet The Welcome Home Staff . . .
then check out our machines (CLICK ON TOPICS TO YOUR LEFT).
Diane Bortz - Owner/Embroidery and Software Instructor
Diane has been a crafter for the last 30+ years, and an embroidery and software instructor for the past 15 years. She also has over 30 years of office and business experience. Diane teaches kids classes, quilt classes, machine embroidery, technique classes, and sewing machine lessons.
Tony Bortz - Owner/Janome Technician/ Vacuum Repair Technician
Tony is our fixer extraordinnaire. He has over 30 years mechanical experience, and is a Janome certified technician (since 2011). Tony also team teaches our serger classes with Diane
Deb Burson - Sales Associate
Deb is here to help in any way she can on our sales floor. With her many years of sewing experience, she is a valuable asset to The Welcome Home. Deb also teaches quilting and applique classes, and as a Martha Pullen Certified Instructor, she leads the Heirloom Treasures Club.
Patti James - Instructor
One of our most prolific teachers, and always a joy to have her in our store.
Estee Johnson - Instructor
Estee does it all - handwork, quilting, embroidery - and she does it all very well too.
Alice Brickl - Instructor
Alice is our Cotton Theory instructor. She can take most any project, and "Cotton Theory" it!
Barb Rothwell - Instructor
Barb has many talents too numerous to list!
Deb & Todd Burson - Instructors
Deb and Todd team teach many embroidery classes and are also talented long-armers.