Penelope Bell - Captain of Color - Shop Manager

I love expressing myself, and enjoy a number of creative outlets, including baking, painting, working with paper, and doing needlework and sewing. No matter what the medium, I love creating with my hands! When I was young, my mother taught me to needlepoint, embroider, and sew clothing. My father and grandmother fostered my creativity in the kitchen. I didn’t really learn about quilting until college, when I took a textiles class. Even though I was intrigued, quilting took a back seat to printmaking and my love of paper while I was earning my degrees. Eventually, however, quilting, sewing, and needlework found their way back into my life.


If I’m not at Urban Spools, you can find me making something in my studio or kitchen!



Linda Tucker - Fat Quarter Diva

I am from Long Beach, California and was a social worker for 25 years.  I worked with the mentally ill population for years and started working with the HIV/AIDS community in West Hollywood in the 1980's.  I decided at the ripe young age of fifty to join the Peace Corps and was in Malaur, Africa for 27 months.  I continued my career with the government until I retired in November of 2015.

I took my first sewing class in the 10th grade.  I made my first pajama bottoms and an apron.  I then took my first quilting class for $10.00 at Long Beach Parks and Recreation for a 6 week class and made a log cabin quilt.  I was hooked and have been sewing ever since!  I made all of my maternity clothes and my son's p.j. bottoms until they were in high school. 

I have continued to sew and I love fabric and the entire process of making a quilt. 


Kara grew up just down the road from Urban Spools!  She is finishing up her Bachelor's degree at University of North Texas.  Kara started embroidering, sewing and making jewelry when she was 10 years old. Nineteen years later, she is obsessed with creating.  Kara loves food, Netflix, English Paper Piecing, COFFEE and her dog Cracker Jack.  Since starting work at Urban Spools, she has also caught the quilting bug!Save