Right at Home - Mrs. Reaves
About Me


Nancy Reaves



BS in Biology Lynchburg College

All-time Favorites

Favorite Play

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

Favorite Quote

"It's empowering to know that with patience, determination, and a little research, anyone can make just about anything she needs." - Valerie Soles

Favorite Movie

Mrs. Mike

Favorite Books

Made By Hand

by Mark Frauenfelder

Black Swan

by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

The Hobbit

by J R R Tolkein

Knitting for Good

by Betsy Greer

Favorite Place

Loudoun County (VA)

Favorite Food

Roast Beef with Yorkshire pudding


Favorite Animal

The domestic cat - Felis catus


Class Description

This class will provide a basic introduction to a variety of fiber arts including: knitting, crocheting, felting, quilting, spinning with a spindle, rope and cord making and finger weaving. Small projects will be completed in each of these areas during class. All supplies will be provided.  The emphasis of the class will be on having fun while learning skills and techniques. No previous experience is necessary.

Fiber Arts Classes through
Joshua’s Hands

Quilting Workshops through
Joshua’s Hands

Valiant Warrior
Quilting Event


Instructor Bio

Nancy attended Union College in Barbourville, Ky, and graduated from Lynchburg College in Lynchburg, VA with a BS in Biology. She learned to knit, crochet and sew as a child.

While homeschooling her three children she began teaching a variety of classes for several homeschool organizations in Loudoun County. Later she taught knitting, quilting and crochet classes for children and adults at Ida Lee Recreation Center in Leesburg, VA. She is currently the Vice President of the Blueridge Spinners and Weavers Guild. Her fiber art has been exhibited in local art and quilt shows. 

She has experience teaching a wide range of fiber techniques including hand and machine quilting, Continental, English, and Portuguese knitting, spinning, dyeing, weaving, felting, crochet, and rope making. She has taught fiber arts to both right and left handed students. Helping her students master new skills while having fun is her main objective as a teacher.