Barb Shinn

What specific job responsibilities do you have here at Moda Fabrics? 
 Handle all Customer Service e-mails, answer phones, input orders, take care of customer problems, check-out customers in the warehouse, handle sample yardage, ROT & special orders.
Where did you grow up?  
 Mt. Kisco, New York
How long have you worked for Moda Fabrics: 
9 years
What did your first quilt look like and when did you make it? 
  Kind of scrappy – about 14 years ago
Three things you couldn’t do your job without. 
Computer, phone, coffee
Other favorite past time / hobbies? 
  Reading, exercising, collecting antiques
What did you want to be when you were 12 years old?
  A pharmacist
What is your favorite childhood memory?  
Making “leaf houses” with my best friend  Barbara Ruthven on the estate that her grandfather managed. Donald Trump owns the property now & wants to make it a golf course.
Tell us about another job you had…
 I worked for the founders of Calico Corners – the first store originated in the area where I grew up. The parent corporation was called Funwood – a combination of the two owners’ last names – Funston & Woodruff.
Tell us something about you that most people don’t know..
.I attended six different colleges, got a degree as a legal assistant & never worked in that field. 
In my next life, I think I’d like to be…………………….
(if you know Barb, feel free to fill in the blank for her!)
My vice in life…
Watching television shows like Forensic Files, etc…or as my husband calls
them “dead people shows”.  I’m also hooked on Swamp People!
My motto is…
What would Scarlette O’Hara say?…..I’ll do what I have to today &
worry about the rest tomorrow…or something like that!
I collect…
Antique quilts & “pencil people”
If you choose a career as a XXX movie star & need a stage name, they say; use the name of your first pet & the street you lived on – what would yours be?  
 Furface Highland
Tell us about a favorite family tradition. 
 It’s not a family tradition – it’s my tradition to watch  A Christmas Carol during the holiday season – I’ve seen them all – sometimes three different versions on the same day!
If you did work, what would you do? 
What makes you laugh? 
 I have a very dry sense of humor so I find all sorts of things amusing!
If you could have chosen your own name what would it be? 
What one question would you ask a psychic about your future? 
  Where will I live when I retire?

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