Who We Are

Moore Than Needlepoint at Shaw House

Carol Peao Currier has been interested in embroidery for over fifty years starting at age of nine. She has worked in several needlework shops and has always dreamed of owning her own business. Carol is certified by the National Academy of NeedleArts as a Surface Embroidery teacher. She served on the national board of The Embroiderers’ Guild of America (EGA) for eight years including as National President. Carol is currently the EGA Chair of the Master Craftsman program in crewel embroidery. She will be exhibiting her original work in the EGA 21st National Exhibit opening in Denver, Colorado. Carol holds memberships in EGA, The American Needlepoint Guild (ANG), The National Association of Needlework Teachers (NETA), and The National Academy of Needlearts (NAN).

Diane Krauss has always had an interest needle arts. She started knitting sweaters at the age of eight. Influenced by her mother, needlepoint took over as the craft of choice around 40 years ago. Diane holds a BA in Psychology and has a background in finance.   Since moving to North Carolina in 2013, she has enjoyed meeting many new stitchers and friends.  Diane is a member of the Sandhills Needlers, a chapter of The American Needlepoint Guild, and previously served as their Treasurer.

Katherine Liles is one of six partners in Moore than Needlepoint. Prior to her return to North Carolina, Kathy owned Elegant Stitchery in Spring Hill, Florida. Kathy started knitting when she was five. When she was 13, she discovered a stitchery kit in her mother’s sewing basket and never looked back. She has held membership in both The Embroiderer’s Guild Of America (EGA) and The American Needlepoint Guild (ANG). Favorite stitching past times include counted thread, needlepoint and hardanger. When not stitching, Kathy is a local government planning consultant and mother to an active family.

Nathalie Thomas learned to stitch, knit and embroider at the age of four from her Grandmother. She kept her hands busy while she traveled across the country twice until she landed in Pinehurst over 15 years ago. She then found The Courtyard Shop, in Southern Pines, where she worked for three years until it closed, learning there was more to needlepoint than just basketweave. She became a partner in Moore than Needlepoint and along with all her duties she finds time to stitch almost every day. It is her therapy. Nathalie is an avid golfer and is a member of the Sandhills Needlers, a chapter of The American Needlepoint Guild.

Carol Tilton says she was raised with a needle in her hand. Sitting with her great grandmother, grandmother and mother sewing was part of her upbringing. She graduated with a degree in Home Economics. Crewel was her first love. Her mother started to needlepoint and encouraged her to try it. And as they say the rest is history. Carol is a past president of the Sandhills Needlers a Chapter of ANG in Pinehurst.