Welcome! I’m glad your here.

Siesta Silver Jewelry was born in January of 2010 after Karla, the owner, returned from honeymooning with her husband, Mark, in Mexico. While in Mexico, unique jewelry items were purchased and a business idea was brewing.

Since beginning as a Sterling Silver Jewelry retailer, we have been delighted to find our place in the Quilting Community and fortunate to be discovered by the American Quilter’s Society (AQS). AQS loved the quilt block jewelry designed by Karla and her mom, Nancy. The quilt block jewelry was featured as a “Fabulous Find” in the November 2013 issue of the American Quilter magazine. Our quilt block jewelry has also been featured in McCall’s quilting magazines, Better Homes and Gardens quilting magazine, Encore magazine of Kalamazoo MI and Generation Q quilting magazine. The quilt block jewelry is a great fit since Vicksburg, Michigan (headquarters of Siesta Silver Jewelry) has its own Quilt Trail.

We would love to welcome you to our family of wholesalers and invite you to join or to reach out to me directly with questions about becoming a Siesta Sister. We are so excited about the future and are looking forward to seeing you at our next event.

Karla Piper

The Tucker University Team

Phyllis Fay
Phyllis Fay
Phyllis Fay began her career in the field of education. She has taught grades 6 through 12. She was a high school administrator for 19 years before returning to the classroom in an alternative educational setting. Her experience working with a variety of students and managerial skills will be evident when you see her in action. She brings those same skills to the quilting industry. You will find her lessons well planned for a productive, as well as entertaining day.
Beth Sidley
Beth Sidley
Beth Sidley’s passion for quilting led her to open a quilt shop. Beth soon found herself on the road more often than in the shop. The demand for Beth to teach a variety of different techniques throughout the country continues to grow. She understands the multitude of tasks a shop owner has to complete and respects the value of time. Beth is the driving force behind the concept of Tucker University. Beth also designs patterns under the name of Park Bench Design.
Deb Tucker
Deb TuckerStudio 180 Design
Deb Tucker is the Creative Kingpin and originator of all the tools and techniques that form the basis for the Studio 180 Design products. The Studio 180 Design tools help quilters build their skills and accuracy by oversizing the fabric just enough to trim your units to the perfect size. Each tool offers multiple sizes, and left and right handed cutting instructions. These tools and techniques are the foundation for Tucker University.