In 2021, Needleworx underwent another transition, with new owners Richard and Ann Giumelli taking the helm. Ray and Chris wanted to ensure that whoever took over Needleworx would continue their customer-focused vision. This is why Richard and Ann are such a great fit. The husband and wife team grew up on the land – where you treat people how you would like to be treated. This mentality is the perfect fit for the Needleworx community.
Ann has dabbled in sewing and crafts all of her life. In her younger years, she sewed her clothes and was interested in crochet and knitting. But for the last 10 years, patchwork and quilting have been her passions. In their early years of marriage, Richard and Ann travelled wherever the work was, which allowed Ann to form sewing group connections across various communities, from Chinchilla to Clermont and Mackay.
Semi-retired Richard only developed a fascination with quilting in the last 18 months, when he purchased the longarm quilting machine. Ever since, he has spent his night working away at new patterns and designs.
Together, Ann and Richard have a vision to expand Needleworx into a one-stop-shop for all things craft and sewing while maintaining a close community connection.