Hi there! Welcome to Tricia's Stitches! We hope you leave here feeling like the cutest one in the room!
Shannan Newkirk (on the left): She is the "Head Singer and Stitcher"
Melissa Pool (on the the right): She is the "Head Dancer and Designer"
Hi, my name is Shannan Newkirk! My mom Tricia Meharg, and I started this business in 2004 mainly doing embroidery work. We have since grown into so much more. We lost Tricia in 2017 after a hard fought battle with cancer, but we know she has a HUGE smile on her face watching over our "little" shop.
I am married to Eric Newkirk and have 4 children Hope, Hannah, Hunter & Holly Brooke. They have been basically raised in this shop. We can't imagine life without the shop, it is our 2nd home. I started working just as a "hobby" for me, but it quickly became a full time job that I love!
Melissa was a "pew partner" in church with Tricia and a long time friend of mine. She volunteered to help me out when mom got sick. Then with mom's blessing and saying "so my name will always be in lights" (referring to the the shop name), Melissa became a partner in 2017.
Melissa is married to Ronnie Pool and has 2 children, Todd & Maddie. Melissa loved playing golf and having lunch with friends, now she has a full time job. She refers to that as her previous life. Melissa has helped take our shop to a whole new level. Her creativity and sense of style amazes me daily. But, her sudden outburst of singing, probably not so amazing!
We've recently decided it was time to expand our little shop beyond the walls of our little Lonoke, AR town. We hope that you shop with our small business and find something you love!