Meet Our Team
Chief Financial Officer
Birmingham native Lillis Taylor received her BFA in Industrial Design from the University of Washington, Seattle. She returned to school for a master’s degree in China Studies after serving as product developer for a toy company that manufactured products in China. Mrs. Taylor returned to Birmingham in 2010 to start a textile and product design company in collaboration with her father, but soon met “Ms. Annie” Bryant and the two founded Bib & Tucker Sew-Op. Mrs. Taylor served as executive director from 2014 through 2021 and has stepped down to help with finances for the organization, but also to pursue her design career. Mrs. Taylor is proud of the social entrepreneurship cultivated by the Sew-Op, as it is a reflection of her own journey towards ethical and human-centered production practices.
Viola Ratcliffe is an arts administrator and educator, whose work explores the intersection of art and activism. A native of Montgomery, Alabama; she earned her undergraduate degree in Art History from the University of Alabama and her master’s degree in Art History from Bowling Green State University. Viola’s career in the nonprofit sector spans over ten years and she has worked for several arts and culture institutions including the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, the Troy University Rosa Parks Museum and Minnetrista Museum and Gardens. In 2022 Viola served as interim director of Bib & Tucker Sew-Op, a position that she held until 2023. In addition to being the Sew-Op's Programming Strategist, Viola works as Create Birmingham’s Community Engagement Manager and a facilitator for the CO.STARTERS program.
Project Lead: Magic City Seams and Bib & Tucker Sew-Op Youth Programs
Mrs. Muhammad brings 20+ years of garment-construction expertise to her work as project lead for most of the Sew-Op's manufacturing and youth programming. She also teaches various sewing workshops and takes on occasional commission work.
Project Lead: The March Quilts
Mrs. Omura is a talented fiber artist, weaver, and textile designer who brings her past museum experiences as a collections manager to The March Quilts (TMQ) program, by managing exhibitions of the TMQ collection, as well as conducting oral histories and other administrative work on the Sew-Op's behalf.
@miriamomura | @momuradesigns