I have been quilting for 30 years, and have loved every moment (and every quilt). I love to share my passion for Hand-Applique with everyone I meet!
In 2003 I decided to open a quilt shop, The Quilted Cottage, in Barrie, Ontario. I carried fabric, patterns, notions and taught classes ranging from Beginner Patchwork to Intermediate Applique.
In 2008, I had an amazing opportunity to purchase the local yarn store and combine the two businesses. It wasn't long before I realized that I wanted to pursue my love of Hand Applique. My daughter, Kelly, now manages the yarn store, True North Yarn Co. I started a blog and online tutorials to promote Hand Applique and Hand Quilting. The most asked question I received was "Where do I find the tools that I need to Hand Applique?". I decided to start an online business to specialize in hard to find applique tools, patterns and notions.
If I inspire just one person, my job will be done!!