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Our Story

Carol & Ray Mahar have lived in Tennessee for about 10 years and originally come from New York. They have 5 children and 11 grandchildren. Carol has had a passion for making all kinds of art her whole life, and one specific area has been sewing ever since her father taught her how as a child. This love for sewing and creativity runs deep and she wants to help others learn how to improve their skills, find the tools they need to complete their creative projects and make great friends along the way!
She has become the new owner of this store through a wonderful turn of events. After years of desiring to own her own fabric store, she decided to try and start quilting professionally. While walking into The Sewing Bee to buy a long arm quilt machine, she ended up buying the whole store! While Carol is the one you will see during the main hours of the day, Ray is there everyday servicing sewing machines. Carol and Ray are so excited about this new adventure at The Bee. Come down and get better acquainted with these two, they cannot wait to meet you!
Come see us for all of your quilting and sewing needs!
Take a peak at our shop below!

Contact Info

The Sewing Bee (TN)
3101 Industrial Drive, 
Johnson City, TN 37604
Phone: (423) 753-7399

Business Hours

Tuesday - Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturday 10am - 2pm
Sunday & Monday *Closed