Quilter, Machine Operator, Sales, Owner
Marcy began her long-arm quilting career on a manually-operated machine in a local quilt shop. Shortly thereafter she purchased her own Gammill and worked out of her garage. It was pretty lonely however, and she soon found herself – and her Gammill – working out of a local quilt shop. When that shop closed, Marcy opened her own LQS in 2005. And here she is now with two Gammills/Statlers (and dreams of a third), fabric, classes, and a great staff to back her up! Marcy is a past president of Clark County Quilt Guild and backs up her charity mission by quilting for Linus, Children’s Justice Center, Quilts of Valor, and Cancer Care. She often walks through the shop talking to herself – oh, wait – she’s doing business on her blue-tooth ear phone!
Quilter, Machine Operator, Sales, Personal Assistant
Michele met Marcy in her garage while walking through their shared neighborhood. In 2005 Michele decided Marcy needed an assistant and she has maintained that job since – with princess benefits! Michele has a BA from Washington State University in Clothing & Textile Design. She started quilting in 2002, often making shop samples for Center Diamond in Cannon Beach.
Jamie learned to run the long-arm machines at her mother’s (Marcy) elbow in 2005. She recently finished piecing her first quilt and enjoys snuggling under it. Jamie also makes jewelry and writes science fantasy.
Linda came into the shop in 2008 looking for a job – never mind that she wasn’t a quilter and had only done “some” sewing years earlier. She comes to the great Pacific Northwest from the San Francisco area. Linda is a very precise piecer but feels she is still learning (aren’t we all?). One of her joys in quilting is meeting people.
Sandra’s mother taught her to sew on a treadle machine purchased from a closing USO at the end of WWII and she has been sewing ever since. She moved here from Houston, Texas because of family and has worn many hats in her life, from caregiver to EMT at the Houston Astrodome to LQS retail experience. Sandra does a lot of fusible applique and is our go-to person for advice on many aspects of quilting.
Mitch began working for the shop in 2010, cutting kits for a Marti Michel block-of-the-month program. And she never left! Mitch is a former banker and moved to Vancouver from California. She has been quilting since 2004 or so and only recently completed a quilt just for herself. Mitch is very accomplished on the long-arms and does a lovely loopy hand-meander.
Linda became an official employee in March, 2013 after retiring from a long career in banking. She has been quilting since 1996 (but it seems like I’ve never NOT been quilting!) and really appreciates all the friendships she’s made because of it. Linda has been a quilt teacher since about 2002, is a past-president of Clark County Quilt Guild, and is very involved in the guild’s annual show.