Best of Moffat County: Embroidery Shoppe brings big city options to small town customers
From Poland to Colorado, the owner of Craig’s favorite sewing/craft/quilting store travels so that her customers don’t have to shop out of town.
“We like to give choices to people so that they don’t have to go somewhere else. And we try to bring new things and introduce them to the smaller community,” Beason said.
Beason visited friends in Colorado while living in Poland and enjoyed the state so much that she moved here in 1991.
“There was no way I was going back. After traveling through different countries, I decided that the United States is the place to be. There is freedom, less worry and opportunities,” she said.
Beason bought her Craig business — The Embroidery Shoppe — 10 years ago. She had one embroidery machine in a 200 square foot space in the Centennial Mall.
Services have grown to include:
• Quilting classes
• Custom t-shirts
• And a friendly ear
“I can’t tell you enough good things about this brilliant, wonderful woman. She taught herself English, obtained an accounting certificate… 10 years later it’s grown into this,” said husband Rodney Beason as he gestured around the large Yampa Avenue store where he works as the new laser engraver.
In addition to her husband, Renata Beason is helped in the store by her mother, Krystyna “better known as ‘Mom’” and sometimes her children: 10-year-old Noah, 14-year-old Sara and 17-year-old Brandon. Son Daniel, 21, and stepdaughter Jackilyne, 28, have moved away from Craig.
The Beasons were surprised and excited to learn that voters had given the store top honors in the category.
“I would like to thank everyone who voted for us, for shopping locally and being like a big family,” Renata Beason said.
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