It all started about 30 years ago when Stitch It Quick owner Karen James had an eye for design. She had dreams of being an architect. It turned more into a hobby though when she started her family and put her career on hold. For 20 years she worked in service and loved the interaction she had with her community. But something was missing. She missed utilizing her creative side. She pursued a job with a local printer. She quickly became the binder manager and took on many tasks including operating all the bindery equipment, printing press helper and operations. One day the company owner asked her if she could run an embroidery machine. Karen's mother was a seamstress her whole life so Karen was not foreign to a needle and thread. She picked up the trade quickly and really enjoyed the versatility of what was possible with embroidery. Karen worked in a few different shops from there and started to learn even more about print application and materials. When she saw that she could design and implement that directly to apparel to make something unique, she was hooked. Her designing days weren't behind her anymore. Karen decided to open Stitch It Quick in 2015 and has expanded her services and abilities into something much more than she could have ever hoped for.