Feb 16, 2020
Bianca Schmidt, owner of Bianca's Stitchworks
grew up watching her mother
sewing and her father fixing things around the house. When she was
12 she asked her mother to teach her how to sew. She was always her
father's helper when it came time to fix something. Little did they
know at the time that together they were preparing her for her
second career as a Drapery Workroom Owner.
Bianca has a degree in mathematical science from The
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Go Heels! Her first
career was computer programming at IBM. She satisfied her creative
side after work sewing and creating many projects.
When Bianca moved to Asheville in 1996 she left programming
behind and opened her workroom. Since then she has been fabricating
custom draperies, curtains, bedding, pillows and almost anything
for the home that can be made with fabric. I do light upholstery
like chair seats, and leave the upholstery and slip-covering to the
Bianca has evolved to a full-service workroom offering
measuring, estimating, expediting, fabricating, and installing. She
also sells drapery hardware, drapery lining, pillow inserts,
blinds, and shutters.
Bianca works mostly to the trade, but she also accepts retail
In her free time, Bianca enjoys traveling, hiking and
geocaching with her husband, two daughters, and two dogs.
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