Marion Sloane had a passion for needlepoint. So much so that in 1972 she decided to open Marion’s Nimble Needle in a small farmer’s market on Long Island. Word spread quickly about Marion. In fact, she became so popular, Marion's Nimble Needle had to expand, moving twice more before settling on Plainview, NY as its permanent home for more than 20 years. Marion’s customers relied on her expertise for each needlepoint project from beginning to end. And Marion truly enjoyed providing guidance for those who shared her love for needlepoint.
She infused her excitement and passion for needlepoint into her family (as well as sharing her seemingly unending knowledge and creativity). Marion’s husband Leo and daughter Laurie have strived to carry on what Marion began more than 40 years ago.