Pat Chatman and Lynne Miller have opened a custom quilting shop in Savannah called We’re Sew Crazy! This business was a dream that the two had talked about and joked about until they finally decided that it was the right time to take the plunge into this entrepreneurial adventure.

In addition to the custom quilting, the shop has more to offer: fabulous fabrics, notions and patterns. The two will also offer classes, “sew-ins” and hopes in future to give “sewing retreats.”

This venture has not been without some challenges, such as shipping problems and obtaining other pre-requisites of starting a small business. But the two entrepreneurs have prevailed. They say, “It has taken patience. But as hard as it has been at times, and frustrating, we are confident that it is coming together and will be worth it at the end.”

Both women give credit to Keli Morris of Northwest Missouri Enterprise Facilitation for help in getting their business up and running. They heard about NWMEF’s free and confidential business service at the courthouse and are pleased that Keli was able to introduce them to needed contacts and guide them through the steps to get them where they are now.