Behind the Scenes
Greg Sander purchased the downtown main-street store from his dad in 1976. Al Sander opened Sander's Sew-N-Vac in 1945 selling SEBO vacuums. Today, Greg still enjoys teaching all the amazing perks to a SEBO. Greg then expanded the business by selling sewing machines; in the late 1990s/early 2000s Greg opened the Fabric Bin. Today the store holds over 17,000 bolts of fabric! When Greg is not at the store he enjoys his time with his wife, walleye fishing, and woodworking. While continuing his fathers' dreams of the Sander name in self-proprietorship; Greg raised a family of two daughters, now has 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren!
Shirelle Stadel has worked for Sander's for 10 years! She is the Store Manager, overseeing all of the day-to-day operations! Shirelle "loves creating, helping the customers pick out fabrics, getting them to think out-of-the-box & out of their comfort zone. Most of all seeing the customer happy with what they created."
When Shirelle is not at the store, she is making her own beautiful quilts, scrapbooking, and spending time with her husband, 3 daughters, and two grandchildren.
Chad Voight is Sander's Service Technician. Chad joined the team January of 2021. His love to "tinker" suits him well in the shop. He loves helping customers and problem solving WITH the customer. Chad believes listening to the customer is the best way to find the solution.
Along with "tinkering" Chad is an entrepreneur in the music industry. If you can't find him in the shop, you'll find him playing locally on the drums in his band "Low Embers."
Alesha Stadel has worked at Sander's for 4 years as the Assistant Manager. She oversees the day-to day projects happening, along with having a major role in our weekly live shows! Alesha's favorite part of her job is "being able to help and educate people about sewing!" She also enjoys selecting fabric for the stores' kits-which is a customer favorite too! When Alesha is not at the store she spends her free time with her son and boyfriend, sewing, scrapbooking, in the summertime she loves to spend time at Richmond lake. Family means everything to Alesha.
Nancy Klungseth is our AMAZING teacher for the classes we host in-store. Nancy has years of experience as a quilter, and generously shares her gift with anyone curious to learn!
When Nancy isnt at the store teaching, she is spending time with her daughters and grandchildren!