Our Team

Judy Williamson - Publishing Director
Judy Williamson is one of the three founding sisters of Homespun Media LLC and Primitive Quilts and Projects magazine. Her career has been in the financial services industry with experience in sales, customer service, information technology, meeting facilitation, personal coaching, and project management; she holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration from Muskingum College. Judy retired from a 27-year Federal government career, and now works full-time for Homespun Media. Judy has always enjoyed dabbling in the arts—singing, playing classical guitar, sketching, watercolors, and of course, the fiber arts. She began making quilts when her sisters Jeni and Gretchen opened the Woolen Willow and hosted a Jan Patek trunk show. She fell in love with Jan's "Morning Has Broken" quilt and just had to make it. Judy and husband Dave have two grown children, Leah and Ben, and a 4-year-old grandson Julian.  They recently adopted a Red Heeler (Australian Cattle Dog) and named her "Pearl."  Judy and Dave spend most of their spare time at a little cabin in the middle of the Monongehela National Forest in West Virginia.

Jeni Gaston - Creative Director
Jeni Gaston is one of the three founding sisters of Homespun Media LLC and Primitive Quilts and Projects magazine. She served in the United States Navy as a dental technician and assistant. Throughout her life Jeni practiced in fiber arts, and ended up making a career as a designer and quilt shop proprietor. With Gretchen (another of the three sisters), she launched the online Rug Hooking Store, and later the Woolen Willow quilt shop, serving as co-business manager, designer, and instructor. She has created more than a hundred original projects, and has been published in four magazines. Jeni enjoys creating new quilt, rug, and other wool project designs, dying wool, and spending time with her family. She lives in a 100-year-old house with husband Glen, and golden retriever , Chester.  They have two grown children, Kristopher and Kristen.
 
 
 
 
 
Gretchen Smith - Editorial Director & Advertising Sales
gretchen-about-us-picture-small.jpgGretchen Smith is one of the three founding sisters of Homespun Media LLC and Primitive Quilts and Projects Magazine. She holds a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from Liberty University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Valparaiso University. Gretchen has a variety of experience in procurement, sales, information technology, and business management with the CIA and various computer resellers. Currently, she is a full-time 6th-grade Math teacher.  With Jeni (another of the three sisters), she launched the online Rughooking Store, and later the Woolen Willow Quilt Shop. She and husband, Mike, have two sons, Trevor (26) and Brandon (22), daughter, Chelsea (26), two grandsons, two dogs, five cats, a horse, four donkeys and lots of chickens!  Gretchen enjoys singing & playing keyboard in a local classic rock band, hooking rugs, and making quilts.


Kristen Gaston - Customer Service & Social Media
Kristen studied Phlebotomy and Radiology at American University, and three years of Psychology at Marshall University. She currently works full time on staff at a local hospital.  Kristen has a daughter, Henley, who will be starting Kindergarten in the fall.  Kristen enjoys making jewelry, sewing, and playing with her daughter and their kitty, Polly. 

 

And, our loving parents who were an integral part of our business operations in the past:
Mary Falcsik
With an adventurous spirit and zest for learning, Mary Falcsik (our Mom) taught us to sew, knit, appliqué, embroider, and to have fun in everything we do. She is retired from an extensive career as a legal secretary and freelance typist but stays busy helping out at the Homespun Media office, and is the author of Primitive Quilts and Projects' "Ask Mom" column. Mary and her husband George live in Williamstown, West Virginia. They have five grown children, eight grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. She's a lifelong fabric arts enthusiast, and despite vision loss (macular degeneration), she still manages to stitch, working more by feel than by sight.  Mom sets the standard in keeping positive attitude no matter what.
 
 
George Falcsik
George Falcsik (our Dad) is a retired insurance agent (15 years), and enjoyed a 15-year career in Human Resources and Labor Relations. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Michigan State University in Business (Personnel Management), and at age 61, went back to college to further his education in Early Childhood Development to operate a preschool program. He is also a veteran of the United States Army. George and his wife, Mary, live in Williamstown, West Virginia. They have five grown children, eight grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. Although he never formally pursued any artistic hobbies, he has always been an excellent sketcher, and can be credited for a good bit of his daughters' artistic skills and zest for fun.