Beth Planer is thrilled to join the teaching team here at the Old Country Store! Before embarking on this new adventure, Beth enjoyed a rewarding career as a schoolteacher, specializing in Special Education, and as a Sign Language interpreter within the Reading School District and neighboring districts.
Around two and a half years ago, Beth decided to explore a different passion in her life – quilting. It all began with her very first quilting class right here at the Old Country Store. Since then, she eagerly immersed herself in multiple quilting classes and has been an active member of our Embroidery Club for the past two years. She cannot express how fortunate she feels to have had the opportunity to enhance her sewing skills in these fantastic classes. Although Beth has been sewing for her kids for over 30 years, she has never ventured into quilting or embroidery until recently. What is truly remarkable is that she learned so much that she now has the privilege to share her knowledge as a teacher at the very place where she honed her skills.
Beth’s expertise spans various aspects of the craft, from Bernina's embroidery machines, sergers, and software package 9 to her ongoing journey in mastering the art of longarm quilting. Her primary goal as a teacher at the Old Country Store is to impart her extensive knowledge to fellow enthusiasts and empower her students to embark on their creative journeys with confidence. Beth believes that each student should walk away from her class with a remarkable project that reflects the skills they have acquired during their time together. Her teaching approach is rooted in a deep passion for the craft and a nurturing style that fosters a supportive and inspiring learning environment. She is looking forward to sharing in the creative process with each of her students and witnessing the beautiful projects that will emerge from our classes together. Join Beth on this exciting journey of creativity, learning, and accomplishment!