Abiart Creative – Abigail Miller
Hi, I’m Abigail. I grew up on a farm in the heart of Holmes County. Baking mud pies, milking cows, exploring the woods and shinned knees was my life. By age 16 I had a full time job at a local print shop. 18 took me to Haiti to visit my missionary friend where we survived the tragic earthquake of 2010. Within the following year Abiart was born as an avenue to raise funds for the children in poverty we left behind. Graciously God took the crazy idea, an 8th grade education and grew it into a brand selling in 350 retail shops. Today at 28 years old, I am wife to Ryan and Mama to Maxwell. We are able to sponsor the education of 35 Haitian children and continue to find inspiration in the details of nature and the ultimate Creator.
I live in the beautiful Shenandoah valley with my husband, Conrad and four children. Spending time with my family, flower arranging, and painting signs are just a few of my favorite things. I also enjoy decorating my home for the different seasons which is why I enjoy creating meaningful wall art and decor. I look forward to creating some new designs to paint for Refresh.
Faith – Dressed Up Threads
I’m Faith, the proprietor of Dressed Up Threads, a small fabric shop in the picturesque town of Dayton, VA. I am a wife, Mama of 3 boys, and most importantly a child of God! My favorite things are good food, quality time with family and friends, and simple beauty and design.
My friend and I started this business hoping to expand the options available for unique dress fabric in our area of the Shenandoah Valley. I try to focus on small quantities and keep the inventory appealing and fresh. Over the past few years, the shop has and hopefully will continue to grow and change as I learn! Fabric is available online as well as in store so those who aren’t local can take advantage of the selection. Recently we developed a basic dress that can be ordered in the fabric of your choice, some lovely modest apparel, a natural skincare line, purses and accessories to our inventory!
It is my desire that this little shop can be a blessing to many – whether an accomplished seamstress or someone just looking for something fresh and modest that you didn’t have to make.
My husband and I enjoy creating handmade décor and gifts for the home. We live in an old blue farmhouse on a Shenandoah Valley poultry farm.
One of Brian’s favorite hobbies is learning new techniques while creating furniture in his woodshop. I’m a housewife and stay-at-home Mom to three. Gardening, sewing, and repainting furniture are just a few of the things I enjoy. I endeavor to make our home feel inviting to family and friends.
Our goal is to create quality products that you and your family will love!
Janelle Heatwole Instagram (@bluefarmhousedesignco)
Daughters of Promise
My name is Rachel (Rae) Schrock and I am the founder and Chief Editor of Daughters of Promise magazine. Daughters of Promise is a quarterly publication, rooted in Scripture and expressed in conservative Anabaptism. Each issue features 112-116 pages of original artwork, photography, and articles created to encourage women in their walks of faith. Our mission is to present Biblically sound and aesthetically appealing content that equips women to live an abundant life, develop their voices through creative outlets, and experience freedom as daughters of God and heirs through Christ.
I love the opportunities I have, through DOP, to meet ladies from around the world, as well as the outlet that the magazine gives me to flex my creativity in helping to plan content and doing all of the graphic design for each issue. To learn more about the ministry and the various programs and products that we offer, visit our website.
I’m a stay-at-home housewife and mom. I have a passion for cooking, creating recipes, and hospitality. I strive to use the gifts God has given me to glorify Him. My first book, Hope’s Table, is a collection of everyday Mennonite recipes; some recipes I developed and some of my family favorites. These recipes are from scratch and can be made mostly with what you have in your pantry or refrigerator. I’m a last-minute, practical cook, but I also like things to taste good and look appetizing. There is a photo for every recipe, kitchen tips, and stories folded in that are rich in heritage and tradition of life in the Shenandoah Valley like butcher day, orchard fruit picking, Christmas cookie baking.
Come sit at Hope’s Table, you’ll find many reasons to linger.