Welcome to Rae-Bon Sew & Quilt Shop

Welcome to Rae-Bon Sew & Quilt Shop, the area's premier destination for all things sewing & quilting! When walking through our doors, you’re sure to find inspiration in the over 100 samples throughout the shop. Rae-Bon is a modern quilt shop with a dash of traditional featuring premium quality fabrics from today’s hottest designers and manufacturers like Moda, Robert Kaufman, Ruby Star Society, FreeSpirit Fabrics, and more. We love finding the latest tools, patterns, and threads for all your sewing needs

We don't just stop at quilting. Our love for sewing extends to bags and purses too. So, if you're dreaming of a one-of-a-kind bag, we've got you covered with a wide range of purse hardware and zippers. If slow sewing is more your speed, check out our cross-stitch and hand embroidery department complete with the full range of Cosmo Floss. 

At Rae-Bon Sew & Quilt Shop, we're renowned for our unparalleled customer service. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is always available to offer expert product advice, project encouragement, and personalized attention. We offer a wide variety of classes and open sews, ensuring that we have something for all styles and skill levels. Additionally, we hold a schedule of exciting store events throughout the year.

Rae-Bon Sew & Quilt Shop is proud to offer the most innovative sewing and embroidery machines available on the market. As a dealer for Baby Lock, Brother, Pfaff, and Viking, our knowledgeable staff will help you select the perfect machine to meet your unique needs. We even offer on-site repairs for all brands of sewing machines and sergers by our factory trained technician.

Don't just take our word for it. Our shop was featured in Quilt Sampler Magazine by Better Homes & Gardens as one of the Top 10 Shops in North America (September 2022). Come on in and see for yourself why we're Fargo's one-stop-shop for all things sewing.

Welcome to Rae-Bon Sew & Quilt Shop! I’m Sandy Beneke, owner of Rae-Bon Sew & Quilt Shop. I’ve worked in or managed a retail fabric store for over 25 years, but owning my own quilt shop was always my dream. When the retail fabric store I managed in Fargo decided to close its doors in 2009 and my favorite local quilt shop went up for sale it was kismet. I jumped at the opportunity for this new challenge.

I’ve been sewing and crafting for as long as I can remember. I first started out making felt clothes for my troll dolls. When I was a bit older in girl scouts, I needed a costume for a rally that I just couldn’t buy in a store. One of my friend’s moms sewed, so she taught my mom and myself to sew and create the costume. I fell in love and continued sewing garments for quite awhile. In the 80s when I was working at Hancock Fabrics, calicos started arriving in the shop and the quilting craze began. I jumped right board taking a quilting class at my local quilt shop at the time with a friend and I’ve been hooked ever since. In the early 2000s machine embroidery was the new thing and I loved adding that to my sewing and quilting arsenal. I love being in the quilt shop every day sharing my passion for quilting and machine embroidery with others. Bringing out the creativity in others, whether it’s a beginner just starting out on their first project or a seasoned pro who is finishing a more complex project is one of my favorite things.

I was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and have lived all over the United States. In fact, each of my four children were born in a different state. We moved to Fargo over 30 years ago and decided that was enough moving! My children are all still in town as well as my five grandchildren and eight fur granddogs. You’ll see the whole family around the shop helping out on occasion, especially for large events. A mention of my family wouldn’t be complete without mentioning my only kid still living at home – my adorable Westie, Daisy. She can’t come to events, but she’s definitely always helping behind the scenes in the sewing room.

See you soon!

Hello! I’m Jennifer McCall, Sandy’s daughter and right hand woman. I’ve been working with the shop since the first paper newsletter. From afar I handled the website, social media, newsletters . . . anything computer related. In 2019 (exactly 9 years to the day that Sandy purchased the shop), I moved to Fargo and joined the shop full time.

Growing up with Sandy as a mom, I’ve been sewing and quilting forever. Mom remembers my very first “sewing project” as taking the trim from the sides of dot matrix printer paper and designing patterns for clothes. I’ve always liked to work outside patterns and designed my own things, so of course my first quilting project was complex. I’d never made a quilt before but at the age of 12 decided I would make one for my mom for mother’s day. I gave each of my siblings graph paper and asked them to design a quilt block. With the help of my grandma I sewed up each of the blocks. It turns out making a quilt takes a lot longer than a weekend, so I had to wrap up the unfinished blocks for mom for mother’s day with a note that she had to teach me how to add sashing, quilt, and bind it. So a gift that required a little work on her part.

Working at a quilt shop is a perfect mix of my love for creating, research, and teaching others. I always want to know the reason for something: how do you pick a batting, does thread type really matter, etc. It’s been a joy to share all this knowledge with others through teaching, online videos, and chats in the shop.

I live in Fargo with my husband and three “kids”: Iris (Beagle), Kayne (Beagle), and Cooper (Westie). When I’m not in the sewing room, I love walking the dogs and trying out new recipes.

Happy Sewing,



Mariann’s bubbly personality will always brighten your mood. She has a story for everything and a memory for every story you tell her. She has a love of scraps and always has a great project idea to use yours up. Can you believe Mariann only starts one project at a time? That’s some amazing self control! Mariann was formerly an elementary school teacher and she shares that talent with all the budding sewers during youth sewing classes and camps. Have you ever noticed the back wall of blenders looks particularly well colorized? That's all Mariann's hard work. Every few weeks she does a great clean up for us and puts all the bolts back just where they belong.


Kelly's warm and welcoming personality makes every visit a delightful experience. With a wealth of knowledge spanning traditional quilting, serging, and machine embroidery, Kelly is eager to share her expertise with you. At home, she's a dedicated seamstress and enjoys working with her Baby Lock Serger, Brother Sewing/Embroidery machine, and Pfaff Sewing/Embroidery machine. Her passion for sewing extends to helping others find the perfect machine for their interests. From quilts and garments to machine embroidery and bags, Kelly enjoys creating a variety of projects. Kelly has furthered her sewing education and earned her Martha Pullen Certification. And when it comes to fabric designers, Sweetwater is her absolute favorite!


Lisa has an amazing eye for color and is a genius at taking bits of fabric and turning them into gorgeous kits for patchwork bags, potholders, and more. Her favorite sewing projects are purses and totes. Sallie Tomato is one of her favorite purse pattern designers. Lisa is equally passionate about hand-sewing, having gained extensive knowledge during her time at Nordic Needle. From cross-stitch to hand embroidery, she has plenty of expertise to share with you!



Diane is a retired librarian and you can see her teaching skills shine through in every class. Her specialty is working with beginners of all ages, and she thoroughly enjoys teaching both youth classes and beginning quilting. Diane's hobbies include traditional piecing, counted cross stitch, and bag making – with byAnnie being her favorite designer.


Steve, our repair technician, has a long history of repairing small engines like lawn mowers, snowblowers, and sewing machines. Although he may not be well-versed in the terminology used by sewers, such as referring to thread as string, rest assured that your machine is in capable hands. Steve has completed factory training for servicing Baby Lock, Brother, Pfaff, and Viking machines. He is also able to service many of the older machines of other brands. In his free time, Steve loves following NDSU football both at home and traveling for games.