“Every fabric is a work of art
waiting for us to enjoy and
create with.”

Come and join us for some tea and sewing.

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Jill Schuler

FOUNDER

OUR STORY

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.
What makes us different? Offering a unique selection of beautiful and sometimes quirky prints that are hard to find. Whether it is garments, quilting, or crafting we hand pick the best for you from brands like Liberty Fabrics and Art East Quilting Co to lesser known names. 
We will help you find the right machines and tools for your needs, and equip you with expert advice. Our studio is a warm, welcoming space for you gather, learn and create.

About Jill

I'm Jill, the founder of The Stitchery. I see the world as a creative and collaborative place. Every fabric is a work of art waiting to be discovered and become part of your expressive story.

When we opened the shop and studio in 2017 it was a new step in a longer journey of creatively encouraging others through education and place making.

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.

Meet The Team

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Jill Schuler

OWNER / CEO

“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.
Richard Bauer

Suzanne Cox

MANAGER

Suzanne has been sewing for herself and others for almost 20 years. Mostly self taught, she loves sewing dresses and other clothes, and has been into making bags recently. Suzanne works in our store and loves seeing what our customers are making, and connecting with our lovely sewing community.
K.a Joben

Mariel Carida

TEACHER

Mariel is a self-taught sewist, content creator and a slow fashion enthusiast. She finds joy in the mess, sounds, mistakes, and the overall process of making her own clothes. Mariel loves being a part of the sewing community. She is giving back by teaching and encouraging others to take the leap and create wonderful garments with their own two hands.
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

Leah Holland

KIDS TEACHER

Leah is a local sewist with many interests. She is a trained traditional kiltmaker, quilter, longarmer, costume designer and dressmaker. Her grandmother taught her embroidery and crewel work as a child. She has been continuously learning since then. Leah volunteers with many youth programs including Girl Guides. She enjoys spending time with her kids at various highland dance and bagpiping events.
K.a Joben

Naomi Khan

MARKETING

Naomi was drawn to sewing because it requires both intellect & intuition, it produces things both practical & beautiful, and there is always something more to learn! She is happy to be part of The Stitchery team and enjoys supporting the creative pursuits of our wonderful maker community. She can also be found wandering in the mountains or gazing at the stars.
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