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AccuQuilt – A Company of Quilters

  • Steve Nabity – CEO

    AKA “Chief Energizing Officer”

    I’m a Nebraska Cornhusker who loves GO BIG RED football even with my Mechanical Engineering Degree from Iowa State and MBA from Kansas University. I married my high school sweetheart and have the two greatest kids on earth and one in Heaven. I’m happiest in the great outdoors hunting with our two black labs or traveling with family. I equate business to coaching a football team. My favorite sayings are Head West!, Where's the Puck? and It's only Creative if it Sells. My team is also familiar with other ‘Steve’isms’ such as Since Hector was a Pup and Monkey Butts. I am blessed with a great team and customers who challenge us to be the best. Thank you for your support and making AccuQuilt the best! Heading West!

    Likes – Family Activities, Tornado & Storm Chasing, Husker Football
    Favorite Quilt Block – Take 5

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  • Jay Gordman – Chief Momentum Officer

    I have spent the last 20 years in consumer direct marketing and merchandising. The past 10 years in the online channel. I am very excited to work with a great team of people who have a passion for making the lives of our customers better. It is not often that you have the opportunity to work with a company that can change an industry.

    Likes – Golf, Husker, Family time

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  • Lynn Gibney - Director of Marketing

    AKA “Master of All Creative”

    I was born and raised on a dairy farm in Morse Bluff, Neb., (pop. 128) where there was never a shortage of milk, cows or company (8 siblings). On a whim at 18, I moved to New York to be a nanny. I ended up spending 10 years on the east coast where I received a BFA in graphic design from the State University of New York at Purchase and started my career in a field that I absolutely love. At AccuQuilt, I’m the Marketing Director but I am also known as the ‘Master of All Creative’. I literally eat, sleep and breathe GO! green. When not at work, I’ve been known to design children’s books, partake in local art projects and of course, I quilt too!

    Likes – Family, Design, The Beach
    Favorite Quilt Block - Rising Star

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  • Robert Hafner – VP of Sales & Marketing

    I have over 30 years of consumer merchandising and marketing experience in the retail world. I have been a buyer to a Senior VP leading the entire marketing and merchandising division of a $700MM company. My passion is serving the customer and love to see how they react to the product and services we offer them. Their vote (purchase) affirms we are meeting their needs. My role at AccuQuilt is to insure our brand promise is alive and well and is clearly communicated in everything we do. Secondly I support our retail partners to insure AccuQuilt is presented and shared with their customers in a way to bring the brand promise to life as well to help meet their sales and profit objectives. My family is my life and I have been blessed with two great kids and a marriage (we just celebrated 35 years.)

    Likes – Spending time with family and friends at our lake cabin and enjoying music of all types

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  • Jamie Nichols – Controller

    I started with AccuQuilt in 2012 after honing my skills in the manufacturing sector. I was drawn to AccuQuilt as I wanted to join a team focused on being the best at what they do. The enthusiasm and dedication to providing the best product for their customers was clear when I toured the company and spoke with the employees. Every day brings new knowledge, new learning, new challenges and new opportunities which I enjoy.

    Likes – Outside of work, my boys and working on my masters degree keeps me busy.

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  • Greg Gaggini - President

    AKA “Chief Opportunity Officer”

    I am a city boy turned country guy. Growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, I attended Western Illinois University earning my degree in Marketing. I met the love of my life in college and we have been married for 25 years. I have two amazing children who are both “Huskers”, they attend University of Nebraska, and Go Big Red is a common phrase. Our other child is a 120 lb black lab named Jake. My favorite phrase is “show me the math”. When I am not in the hunt for new opportunities or negotiating a deal you will find me spending time with my family, or fishing in Wisconsin.

    Likes – Family and Friend parties, Grilling Steaks, and Husker Foot Ball – Go Big Red
    Favorite Quilt Block – Flying Geese

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  • Jason Mussack – eCommerce Site Manager

    AKA “Mr. Fixit”

    I’m a Husker alumni with 18 years of experience in online marketing and eCommerce technology. I bring innovative technology and a better online experience to AccuQuilt.com as well as manage technology projects and marketing strategies. I enjoy AccuQuilt’s fun and collaborative attitude and improving the online AccuQuilt experience. My favorite things are camping with my wife and two kids, good BBQ, Husker football and technology that makes improves our lives. I’m known for problem solving and bringing calm to mix.

    Likes – Barbeque Cuisine, Water activities, Website Enhancement
    Favorite Quilt Block - Triangles

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  • Jill Mellott – Corporate Purchasing Manager

    I joined AccuCut on 3/19/12—and became part of the AccuQuilt team 2/5/13 when the Purchasing Department was combined. I am responsible for Purchasing and Inventory Management for all items in AccuQuilt and AccuCut. I love the culture at AccuQuilt – it truly is a family – not just people you work with. I love the quilts—it reminds me of my Grandmother who loved quilting, and I am fortunate to have some of her hand made quilts, and hope to pass this love down to my two daughters. I was born & raised in Omaha and I started my career in Retail 15 years holding positions in Inventory Management, Buying and Category Management. I love the fast pace of retail and making sure that we are making our customer’s happy every day! I am married with two beautiful daughters who are the light of my life!

    3 Favorite Things – Family, friends and spending quality time together!
    Favorite Quilt Block – Grandmother’s Flower Garden

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  • April M. Wickett – Senior Graphic Designer

    I have a passion for graphic design and love using my artistic ability to help quilters understand our products at a deeper level. I worked for AccuQuilt several years ago and came back knowing I loved to work with quilters. I value all types of creative art including quilting and would love to open my own gallery when I retire. It will feature all the fine art I have collected over my lifetime.

    Likes – Painting, Classic Cars, Family
    Favorite Quilt Block – Double-Sawtooth Star

  • Carolyn Marsh – Client Support Representative

    I have been passionately making quilts for over 20 years. I purchased a long arm machine because I wouldn’t let anyone else work on my quilts. I’ve been amazed at how accurately and quickly my quilts go together with AccuQuilt products. I look forward to the day when I can sit with my grandbabies and teach them to make quilts.

    Likes – Grandbabies, Quilting, Traveling
    Favorite Quilt Block – Log Cabin

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  • Tammy Miller - Events Manager

    AKA “Ring Leader”

    For 13 years, I’ve been on the AccuCut / AccuQuilt team.  While working for various departments, I have enthusiastically landed in my favorite role as Retail Sales Manager. I strive on putting together a rock-star sales staff so AccuQuilt can provide its customers with the best products and service. Most importantly, I’m a proud mother of two teenage daughters.

    Likes – Daughters’ Softball Games, Friends, Outdoor Activities
    Favorite Quilt Block – Cactus Flower

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  • Loretta Pinkard – Marketing Content Coordinator

    I am new to the AccuQuilt family and quilting. I have been a sewer in the past, but never a quilter. There is a lot of inspiration to draw from at AccuQuilt so I am looking forward to making my first quilt. I have previous experience in Merchandising and Inventory Management. I have lived most of my life in Omaha and I am married and a proud mom to a teenage son and elementary age daughter.

    Likes – Spending time with my family, reading and bowling on a league

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  • Pam Heller – Executive Assistant

    I’ve worked at AccuQuilt for 2 years, and would love to give you a tour of our facility. I have been quilting for about 15 years, and I'm hooked! One of my most precious treasures is a quilt that my great-grandmother and her sisters made. The pattern is Grandmother's Flower Garden and is completely pieced and quilted by hand. I'm married and have 2 sons. All my guys are amazing artists, and both my sons love soccer. Being on the sidelines, yelling for my boys, is one of my favorite things! Cooking is another one of my passions, and at our house we only eat warm, fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies - along with a glass of cold milk!

    Likes – Airplanes, Quilting, Creighton soccer
    Favorite Quilt Block – Grandmother’s Flower Garden

  • Breanne Drews - Distribution Center Team Member

    I have been a member of AccuQuilt for 3 years now and love the work environment, it feels like family. I have never quilted before but now I enjoy doing it in my spare time. I am known most for singing in the warehouse and making others laugh. I have lived in Nebraska my whole life and love watching Nebraska Football. Summer is my favorite time of the year so I can be outdoors doing numerous activities with the ones I love. I especially have a passion for animals no matter what creature it may be. I find them lovable in every way. One thing I could never be without is music it helps me no matter what mood I'm in.

    Likes – Outdoor Activities, My Dog, Layla, My Loved Ones
    Favorite Quilt Block – Dragon’s Head

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  • Jim Kinkennon – RMA Technician

    I come from a family of quilters—from my grandmother to my wife. I taught school for 35 years and recently retired. When AccuQuilt moved to Omaha, I was so pleased to find the perfect position for me.

    Likes – Grandchildren, Retirement, Recumbent Bike
    Favorite Quilt Block – Jacob’s Ladder

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  • Karen Crotty – Distribution Center Team Member

    I have a professional sewing background which fits in perfect at AccuQuilt. I am the proud parent of four children and 4 grandchildren. I used to show horses across the country, but traded in four legs for two wheels. My Harley is my release and freedom.

    Likes – Harley Davidson Motorcycles, My Granddaughters, & Bike Week
    Favorite Quilt Block - Star

  • Ellen Rushman – Social Media Specialist

    I became a quilter in my early 20s… most people, right? I am a piecing fanatic, so my GO! gets a lot of work outs. I have a master’s degree in quilt studies from the University of Nebraska, which launches me into the “totally obsessed” quilter category. When I'm not quilting, I enjoy spending time with family, friends, and my dog Also.

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  • Kate O’Dea – Marketing Campaign Coordinator

    I am new to the AccuQuilt family and new to the quilting world. I come to AccuQuilt with experience in Marketing and Merchandising and I am very excited to have joined such an enthusiastic team. It is refreshing to see so many professionals enjoying their jobs and striving to be better every day. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, golfing, travelling and cooking. I also enjoy trying new things, so I am excited to start my first quilting project!

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  • Jon Carlson – Inventory Control Specialist

    I started at AccuQuilt in October of 2013 after spending over 2 years working at Walmart’s home office in their Realty Management and Merchandising divisions. No one day is the same at AccuQuilt, and I really enjoy our fast paced, team oriented environment. It is very rewarding to be part of an organization that provides such meaningful products to our customers.

    Likes – I enjoy exercising, traveling, and spending as much time as possible with my wife (Sarah), daughter (Kate), and cat (Fred)!r

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  • Nichole Arth – Staff Accountant

    I am anything but your typical accountant, which is one of the many reason I enjoy working at AccuQuilt! I have a creative, artistic side with a passion for design to help balance my love of financials. While I have made a few quilts in my life, I am definitely a Quiltin’ Noobie. Chasing my three daughters leaves me dizzy, but in my spare time I enjoy scrapbooking, leading my daughters’ Girl Scout Troops, and am a proud gamer girl!

    Likes – biking, running and racing

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  • Erica Bottger – Direct Sales

    I’m a mostly self-taught quilter with a sewing background working with costumes and a work background in sales and training. I’m currently learning the ins and outs of machine embroidery! I love spending time in our Dream Studio and always have several project ideas “brewing”. I’m married and have 2 wonderful daughters. My favorite quilt block is anything with a star!

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  • Misten Thompson – Accounts Receivable

    I am looking forward to making my first quilt! I don’t have much experience in quilting, ok I have none. But I was told that I am in the right place to learn! I am always up for a challenge and love to learn new things. I am married and a proud mom to two boys. As a family we enjoy traveling, playing sports and being active with cub scouts.

    Likes – Spending time with my kids, traveling, scrapbooking
    Favorite Quilt Block - Stretched Star

  • Dustin “Dusty” Hoeg – Distribution Center Team Member

    I’ve been here at AccuQuilt for a little over a year. I wouldn’t have so much fun here if it wasn't for the team that I get to work with. They’re one of the greatest groups of people I’ve ever had the opportunity to work with and I wouldn't trade my time with them for anything. I’m a recent graduate from ITT Technical Institute and I have my degree in Network System Administration. I work in shipping and receiving and it’s our job to make sure that things leave the building when they need to. We do all kinds of things from making kits to checking our inventory to make sure we have what we should. I’m the oldest of three; all of our names start with the letter “D”. If you were to say all of our names together it would be Dean, Dawn, Dusty, Derek, and Devin. I love to make people laugh and smile. I’m always trying to help other people out anyway I can. I don't want anyone to be left out of something. I try to stay as positive.

    Likes – Playing video games and hanging out with friends and family, watching my favorite Green Bay Packers football team, along with the Huskers. Go Big Red!

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  • Jon Stolzenburg – Distribution Center Team Member

    I work in the warehouse for AccuQuilt, making sure all orders are shipped with the correct items and on time. One of the things that I'm known for is that I get things done fast. I have lived in Nebraska my whole life, and graduated from Millard South High School. A couple of things that I like to do is play video games, play ping pong, and go disc golfing with my friends. I love technology, computers, and working on computers. I'm a simple man who enjoys a simple life.

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  • Jessica McCarty – Event Manager

    Originally from Sioux Falls, SD I did most of my growing up here in Omaha. I moved for a short while to Lawrence, KS where I graduated with a degree from KU – Rock Chalk Jayhawks!! I started working for AccuQuilt in 2013 and I’ve loved it since day one. After only 2 months of being here I had completed my very first quilt! I am sincere, friendly, curious and ambitious. I love traveling, reading, as well as being active in almost anything outside, especially running and golf. I look forward to all the excitement and growing knowledge that will come with my future here at AccuQuilt.

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  • Nick Tabor – Manager of Information Systems

    I am originally from Massachusetts. I got my Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems at UMass Dartmouth. I have been in Omaha for almost 5 years now. I enjoy managing the IS for AccuQuilt, and getting to work with a great group of people.

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It is said there is a story in every quilt.

Once upon a time, back in 2008, AccuQuilt branched from its parent company AccuCut to cater exclusively to quilters. They wished to create a company culture that truly reflected the diversity of quilting.

AccuQuilt employees were a part of this creative movement. Many were seasoned quilters and if not already bitten by the quilting bug, they soon would be, as employees were asked to quilt for two hours each week.

AccuQuilt recently moved into a new castle in Omaha, Nebraska (though some merely described it as an extraordinary workplace). It was a quilter's dream come true with a museum-quality gallery of rotating fabric arts exhibits and a state-of-the-art quilting studio.

They wanted to share their quilting knowledge through educational resources, quilting events and social media so AccuQuilt hosted Barn Quilt Contests and Let's GO! Quilting Retreats. They thought it was the perfect way to mix business with pleasure and the quilters around the world who submitted designs and flocked to the retreats agreed.

And the AccuQuilt employees were happy. They felt as though the company was a family, a tight-knit group of quilting enthusiasts who loved what they did and took great pride in helping others create fabric masterpieces.

But that isn't the end of the AccuQuilt tale.

AccuQuilt continues to spread the joy of quilting by offering friendly and knowledgeable customer service, educational opportunities, facility tours, events and a line of quilting products that help customers make truly magical creations. As long as there are quilters, there is never an end to the story.

AccuQuilt - Quilting happily ever after.

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8843 S 137th Circle
Omaha, NE 68138
888.258.7913
tours@accuquilt.com

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Closed weekends and major holidays
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