“Making is generative; it is
stress-relieving, and it builds
meaningful memories.”

Come and join us for some tea and sewing.

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Jill Schuler

FOUNDER

OUR MISSION

We're here to encourage, educate, resource and inspire you. Our shop is full of handpicked fabrics and notions; each with a story ready for you to take and make your own.
Our classroom is a warm, welcoming space for you gather, learn and create.

Our Story

I'm Jill, the founder of The Stitchery. When we opened the shop and studio in 2017 it was a new step in a longer journey of creatively encouraging others.

We want to make modern, quality fabrics and education accessible to everyone. Our goal is to make you feel at home in our shop and studio as much as you do in your own kitchen.

Making is important. It uplifts us, it heals us, it brings joy and satisfaction in the work of our hands. Wearing your own me-made garments or showing off a me-made quilt is that feeling of satisfaction realised.

What started as a dream for one person has become a community of many.

Meet The Team

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Jill Schuler

FOUNDER

“CreativiTea… FestiviTea… Stitchery… Stitching and tea. These are a few of my favourite things.” Jill is a creator of wearable arts and a teacher. She has ten years of experience as a costume designer for film, theatre, and circus. She is inspired by the textile traditions and rugged textures of her native Northern Ireland. Her other passions include reading, walking, and a good cup of tea.
K.a Joben

Naomi Khan

MANAGER

Naomi has explored creativity through a variety of crafts including sewing, crochet, acrylic painting and creative writing. So far, she has only become a master of curiosity! As a mother of five and a former teacher, she is skilled at supporting the unique needs of each individual in their creative pursuits. She is thrilled to join The Stitchery team to support its wonderful maker community.
Richard Bauer

Gail Ryan

CUSTOMER SERVICE

Gail enjoys the experience when two or more creative spirits collaborate to complete any craft project. She is an active member – and secretary – of the Blue Mountain Quilt Guild. She has completed nearly 100 quilt projects for her family and friends plus over 50 preemie quilts for donation through the Quilt Guild to the Newborn Intensive Care Unit at Royal Columbian Hospital. Gail loves to hear about your projects and help you explore something new.
Marin Julia

May Bollong

CUSTOMER SERVICE

May is a long-time Port Moody resident who has been sewing “forever”! She owns several “vintages” of sewing machines, plus a serger and a mid-arm quilting machine. May has focused mainly on quilting for about fifteen years now and is always happy to share her extensive knowledge with customers. She gets great satisfaction from making high quality quilts, clothing and bags. She loves to see items made by customers.
Marin Julia

Kitka Neyedli

TEACHER

Kitka is a Port Moody stitcher and quilter. She loves how sewing can be mindful, mindless and meditative and is eager to share these joys with her students. A member of a local modern quilt guild, Kitka’s skills range from quilting and hand stitching to sewing home decor and clothing. Our students appreciate her depth of knowledge and focus on technique.
Marin Julia

Maria Doll

TEACHER

Maria is a Home Economics teacher in Coquitlam. She is passionate about sharing her love of sewing to all ages, from young children to adults. Her creative hobbies include sewing, weaving, painting, and cooking. When she is not teaching, she loves doing outdoor activities with her loved ones, like camping, hiking, or snowboarding.
Marin Julia

Lois Sharpe

TEACHER

Lois started sewing in elementary school and has sewn everything from lingerie, wedding dresses, and tailored coats to home décor and upholstery. Her passion for sewing led to a career in the apparel industry in woman’s fashion and high end technical garments. Her interest in quilting developed in the last ten years and she shares her love of quilting with her daughter and sister. Lois enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and has a passion for travelling and walking.
Marin Julia

Your Name

TEACHER

Do you have a passion for encouraging others? Do you have some sewing or quilting skills you love to share with others?
Join our team at The Stitchery as a contract teacher.
Send us a message with details about your skills and experience and why you would like to be part of this community.
In just three hours [Jill] taught me so many tips and tricks to make my sewing easier and more professional. I was very impressed by her knowledge and expertise, as well as the space she has set up in her sewing studio. I felt welcomed and at home, laughing, talking and drinking tea like old friends, as if I was in my own living room.
Elisabeth, photographer & naval architect