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Meet the Hen & Chicks Studio Staff

We want you to get to know the people you 'see' as well as those who are working behind the scenes.  We have a great team that works hard to make sure we are giving our customers the best experiences, inspiration, and service!


Heidi Kaisand
Hen & Chicks Studio, Owner

After a more than 30-year professional quilting career, and more than 40 years of crafting (including being a 10-year 4H member), owner, Heidi Kaisand, decided to combine her experience and passion for inspiring creativity in others into a new business venture. Heidi indulges her creative spirit at Hen & Chicks Studio by helping individuals and groups succeed at quilting, scrap booking, and other art forms.

When Heidi's not working, she loves to spend time with her family (Jeff, Henry, Virginia and Goldie), sewing and scrap booking as often as possible.

Favorite Flower:  Iris
Hobbies:  All things creative!

Virginia & Goldie Kaisand
The dynamic duo that we all love and adore!  Creative in every way, these girls are also very knowledgeable with all aspects of keeping the store running!  They are excellent at quilting and running the longarm alike.   These girls keep the store hopping with their laughter and questions.  Our customers enjoy having these wonderful young ladies assist them.    

Stacey Stover

Stacey is fun addition to the studio.   Stacey is active in customer service on the studio floor as well as many of the behind the scene tasks. If you retreat with us, you will most likely get a phone call from Stacey! She is also the mastermind behind our 'famous' tiktoks.

Stacey is an active mom of three: Lincoln, Kalia, Maysa, serves on the local school board, a community volunteer and much more.  She & her husband, Kurt, reside in rural Conrad.
Fun Fact: Visited 40 states - bucket list to visit all 50!

Favorite Flower: Snapdragon
Goldie Kaisand

Part of our dynamic duo, Goldie is the daughter of Heidi.  Goldie assists customers on the studio floor and has a hand in so many behind the scene tasks to keep the studio running.  

Virginia Kaisand

The other half of our dynamic duo, Virginia, also the daughter of Heidi, is also active in all things Hen & Chicks Studio.  This includes customer service, filling orders, and sewing store samples.  
Stephanie Unruh

Stephanie works at H&C one day a week during which time she is busy assisting our customers.   Many of the samples we have in the store have been sewn & quilted by Stephanie.

Stephanie is the mother of two boys (Chase & Myles) & is completing the huge undertaking of finishing their newly constructed a new home.
Jo Bergman

Jo is in the studio a couple days a week.  She helps keep us organized (and cleans the retreat center) - is a master folder and learning how to quilt!  We love having Jo!

Jo & her husband Al live in rural Union.  They have 3 sons (Kyle, Scott, Brett) and 6 grandchildren, including Cameron.
Jackie Stevens

Jackie is the bookeeper for Hen & Chicks Studio.  She also assists with customers when needed and is inspired to take up quilting someday soon! 

Jackie & her husband Brad live in rural Conrad.  She is active in the community and also known for playing the piano.  They have two grown sons:  Grant & Clark.


Carolyn Himes

Carolyn is part of our weekend crew.  She works on Saturday assisting customers in finding the perfect fabrics for their projects.  Carolyn is a great addition to our staff.

She resides in Marshalltown where she holds a full time job at Bruin Manufacturing.