ABOUT US

Inspire, encourage, and support.

WANT TO SEW?

The Stitchery provides the space, materials, and classes for you to create one of a kind items for yourself or your home. We sell quality fabrics for home decor, quilting, and dressmaking as well as sewing notions. Our classes range from core sewing skills to quilting to hand embroidery. Instruction is available at all skill levels.

JOIN US

Our studio is equipped with sewing machines with quilting and embroidery attachments, serger/overlock machines and ironing stations. Each workstation is equipped with a machine and all the basic tools for you to use. Join us for a class, participate in our Stitch Club drop-ins, or come by for some advice or fabric for your work-in-progress. We’re here for the 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

Meet The Team

Victor Ko

Jill Schuler

OWNER

“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.