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Welcome to Hen & Chicks Studio Staff page!!!! 

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 18, Virginia and Goldie 15), sewing and scrap booking as often as possible.

Favorite Flower:  Iris
Hobbies:  All things creative!

Jami Willett

Jami is active in the customer service, co instructs our longarm certification classes & many things technology related.

Jami loves the opportunity to help others be creative at Hen & Chicks Studio.  She is also the host of our weekly Take Home Tuesday episodes.
Jami has two sons (Austin & Coby) and a daughter Jenna (who happens to be the graphic designer of our Hen & Chicks gear!)   Her family loves camping at the Iowa State Fair and spending time at Rathbun Lake with extended family.

Fun Fact:  I tried the circus trapeze....more practical though - I play the piano.
Favorite Flower:  Yellow Rose 

Stacey Stover

Stacey is fun addition to the studio.  If you are coming to the NEST for a retreat, you will talk to Stacey.  Stacey is also active in customer service on the studio floor. If you retreat with us, you will most likely get a phone call from Stacey!  She is also the mastermind behind our 'famous' tiktoks!

Stacy is an active mom of three: Lincoln, Kalia, & Maysa, 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

Virginia 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.   

Goldie Kaisand

These girls keep the hopping with their laughter and questions.  Our customers enjoy having these wonderful young ladies assist them.  

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 & is completing the huge undertaking of fishing their newly constructed a new home.

Bailey Ashton

Bailey is quickly learning all aspects of the studio.  She primarily works with our website and inventory but is also becoming more confident with all things creative that happen at Hen & Chicks Studio.  

Bailey is a student at UNI studying Business.

Allison Engle
Student Tutor

We are thrilled to have Allison join us as part of the work/study program at BCLUW.  Allison spends time everyday assisting with all things around the studio.  Allison is also an accomplished student athlete and is planning to go into nursing following graduation.
Cameron Bergman
Student Tutor

Cameron has been helping at Hen & Chicks Studio even before being one of our student tutors!  Cameron assists in all ways around the studio in customer service, computer work, and all things that happen behind the scenes.  

Jeri Splittgerber

Jeri is the voice you may hear on the phone!  She takes spectacular care of our retreaters in the Nest as she quilts along beside them at our Come Create with Me retreats and also helps us stay in touch with you our customers!

Grace Stufflebeam

Grace is currently attending the University of Iowa with a double major in Business Management & Marketing. She is also pursuing an Event Management certificate. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with friends & family, shopping, baking, going to yoga classes, and traveling.