Hi, I'm Clara, after over 35 years at my job I decided to retire, however retirement didn't last long. As a quilter I couldn't believe my luck when Laura asked me to work at a dream job! I'm now working part time at Creative Passions Quilt Shop and loving it! Born and raised in Tawas City, MI I married my wonderful husband when he moved from California to Michigan. We have a daughter & son, son in law and two granddaughters, the oldest, now 16, was 11 when she was on Master Chef Jr. and at 13 years she started her own business and we appeared on Bake it Like Buddy in 2018 together. Our youngest granddaughter at 12 loves sports, Lego's, painting and crafting and sells her stuff like a true entrepreneur. Work took the family from Tawas City in the late 70's to Saginaw and then we moved to Chesaning in 2000. I am also very active in Piecemakers Quilt Guild with well over 100 members from all over the Tri-Cities. Can you imagine being a quilter and having access to beautiful fabric the whole time you're working! Please come in to the Quilt Shop and say hello.
Katie - Housekeeping
Hi, my name is Katie. Currently, I am a senior at Chesaning High School. I am involved in national honor society, swim, and tennis. In my free time I enjoy shopping, painting, and hanging out with friends.
Nate - Guest Services
Hello my name is Nate. I started working for Creative Passions as freshman at Chesaning High School. I participate in basketball and soccer. I love hunting and fishing along with gaming and sports.
Barb - Office Assistant
Hello, my name is Barb. I am excited to be part of the Creative Passions team to help in in the office and with the cleaning crew. I love spending time with my family and friends. You can always find me getting my hands dirty in my flower gardens and will always enjoy a garden nursery visit! I like spending my downtime with my Chinese Crested, Phyllis!
Maryn - Housekeeping
Hi, I'm Maryn and I am part of the Creative Passions cleaning team. I am currently a Junior at New Lothrop High School. There I am an avid member of our FFA chapter, and the Junior Officer President. I also enjoy taking dance class and volunteering at the Albee Township Fire Department where I am an explorer and hope to be a firefighter in the future. I like to spend my free time painting, crafting, and being outdoors.
Cohen - Housekeeping and Guest Services
Hi, my name is Cohen. I do housekeeping and help with luggage at Creative Passions. I enjoy my school sports and playing video games with friends.
Brooklynn - Housekeeping
Hello! My name is Brooklynn and I work on the cleaning team. I am currently in school at Chesaning High School. I’m involved in band, key club, FFA, and peer to peer. I plan on doing tennis and volleyball next year. I love handling animals, playing with my little brother, marching, sports, and anything to do with agriculture. Hope you have a great stay!
Janice - Quilt Shop
I am Janice. I am a mother of two beautiful daughters and 3 wonderful grandchildren. I taught elementary school for 23 years and retired on my birthday in the midst of the pandemic. Working at the quilt shop is a joy, I love the creativity of the staff and customers.
Olivia - Housekeeping
Hi, my name is Olivia and I am on the cleaning team. I am currently a senior at St. Charles High School. In my free time I enjoy hanging with friends and/or family or reading.
Marenda - Housekeeping and Guest Services
Hi, my name is Marenda and I’m on the cleaning and luggage team. I’m currently apart of the softball, volleyball, and track teams at Chesaning. In my free time I enjoy playing travel softball, hiking, skiing, reading, and working out.
Ava - Housekeeping, Guest Services, and Breakfast Team
Truman - Guest Services
Hi my name is Truman. I am a sophomore in high school and I enjoy play school sports and hanging out with my friends.
Lynelle - Quilt Shop Sample Maker
Hi - I am new to sewing for the Creative Passions quilt shop but a long time guest at the retreat centers, starting at CP1 circa 2006. I have been sewing since I was about 9 years old but favor quilting and have been a quilter for about 30 years. Love all aspects of quilting: selecting fabric, cutting, piecing, putting it all together, quilting and binding. Finally got my "dream job" after retirement from the health care industry. My husband and I love to travel and I have been to all 50 states in the US and several countries in Europe. I love to collect fabric from wherever we visit and always on the look-out for quilt shops. In my "spare time", I am an avid reader and walk, bike ride (in the summer months) and swim.
Landon Diener - Luggage Team
Hi I’m Landon, I am currently a student at Chesaning High School. I am new to Creative Passions and a part of the luggage team. In my free time I like to play Soccer, hunt, and hangout with friends.