Our Story

Meet the Director of Marketing: Malin

My name is Malin Mooney, and I am the CEO and Marketing Director of Colors of Praise Needlepoint. I have a bachelor’s degree in Family & Consumer Science: Dietetics, but my passion for sales, people, and the needlepoint industry led me to where I am today. I currently live in Nashville, TN with my handsome husband Will and our two wonderful dogs, Pip & Beefy.

William is a captain and Blackhawk helicopter pilot for the US Army. Working with Colors of Praise has afforded me the opportunity to have a career I love that is also flexible enough to travel to different duty stations as Will’s orders come in. I have been around needlepoint since Mom started COP back in 2008, but I didn’t start stitching myself until Will was deployed to Germany for a 9 month rotation. While he was away, I spent many nights watching British murder mystery shows and needlepointing. That was when I discovered the love and appreciation of the craft, as well as the kindness and support within this industry for one another.

I love what I do, and I am so thankful for those who have encouraged us over the years and supported our needlepoint collection. We have so much up our sleeves, this is just the beginning!

In-House Designer: Marie

I'm Marie Barber, the creative lead and designer of the Colors of Praise Needlepoint Collection.
Growing up in southern Sweden, I was introduced to the richness of wool tapestries displayed in numerous castles in this region of Sweden. I was fascinated with the bold, rich medieval themes and landscapes.
My love for colors and painting started early and played a major roll throughout my childhood. Throughout my travels in Europe as a child, I was drawn to many great art museums and exposés which seamed to be every where. Later, I attended the Art Institute of Atlanta focusing on fashion design illustration and visual communication. My needlepoint incorporates a royal tapestry flair into modern, Boho and Rococo fashion utilizing all the latest textile resources available world wide.
Exploring color and pattern combinations continues to be a passion of mine. I hope you enjoy our collection.

Marketing Associate: Maggie

Hi my name is Magdalena "Maggie" Phillips and I am a senior at Jacksonville State University, studying communication with a focus in public relations. I oversee the newsletters and assist Malin in marketing for Colors of Praise, as well as model samples to promote the brand.

Chief Photographer: Mary

Mary Waldrop Photo is a Wedding and Portrait photographer serving Alabama + beyond. With a focus on connection, Mary Waldrop Photo captures moments and turns them into timeless images.