After moving 35 times in 10 years, Tabitha Uribe and her family have finally found roots in Bismarck, North Dakota.
“We left our small town in East Texas in 2008. We bought an RV, packed up the kids, and chased the oil,” explains Tabitha. “This is our third time in Bismarck, and it feels like home. The second time we lived here, I discovered craft shows. Everyone kept asking me if I taught stained glass classes. Finally, at the last show I did, I took a sign up sheet. It was filled by the end of that day! So I figured, I’d better start doing some classes.”
Tabitha held classes in her garage. Two women showed up for the first one. But then word got out, and more women started showing up. And then it was time to move again. Tabitha and her husband spent eight months in Williston.
In January, the couple moved back to Bismarck, and Tabitha rented a space to make her dreams come true.
“It is magical in here. I want women to feel like this is their village and to leave here feeling confident and empowered.”
Tabitha sells crafts on consignment and has three classrooms, a stained glass and mosaics room, and a pottery space. She says the space is forever evolving as the vision grows. Tabitha teaches stained glass classes and is always looking for people to teach other craft classes and share their talents with others.
Learn more on Tabitha’s website, diyvillage.biz.