The Times West Virginian

January 6, 2013

Keener’s fashion line Queen B takes off

Blessed with ‘great and exciting career’

By Nicole Lemal
Times West Virginian

FAIRMONT — Faith is more than just a word to former Fairmont resident and Queen B fashion line designer Beth Keener.

It’s something you do, and it’s something she lives by every single day in her work.

“Faith is a verb,” she said. “It definitely requires prayer, but it also requires getting up off your butt and doing a whole lot of work.”

For years, she has done just that, working hard to establish herself in the competitive art world with her fashion line. While she spends numerous hours in her parents’ basement, creating handmade clutches, or works at a small boutique in Winchester, Va., she doesn’t leave any weight on her shoulders. Instead, she prays.

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