We have such a talended and dynamic customer service team here at Gem Sewing! We cannot wait to help you with all of your sewing & quilting needs!
Mike was as a professional transport driver for most of his life. He has always had a talent for fixing mechanical items and problem solving, which naturally started his journey as a trained Repair Technician in the wonderful world of sewing. Mike soon became very passionate about machine repair and decided that in order to be a better Repair Tech he should learn how to use the machines like his customers do, Mike is now an avid sewer and quilter. Catch Mike around the store sewing with customers, training customers on their new machines, quilting on the long arm, helping customers with their fabric choices or just laughing and being his jovial self.
Liz has a background working with all sorts of animals both domestic and wild, she is a mother of two plus 3 step children and professor in the Wildlife Rehabilitation Program at Northern College. Liz has a fun loving personality and her love of quilting comes from her Grandmother, who has taught her so much in recent years. Liz has a knack for colours and brings a fresh outlook to Gem Sewing . We are fortunate that Liz is is not only our Longarm Quilting Guru, but also handy with technology.Liz can be found in the store helping customers, quilting, teaching young adults how to sew and keeping up with the new and improved website!
Diane has spent the majority of her life caring for other people in her career as a registered nurse. Diane brings her love of people and amazing customer service skills with her to Gem Sewing, and we are so grateful for that. Diane has a unique knowledge and ability in quilting. She has an amazing energy that is contagious to all that interact with her. Diane is our personal sample fairy and works hard to create beautiful sample quilt tops to hang in our store that show off our amazing fabric selection!
Amy is a Seamstress from Northern Seams, She has trained with Leyt Damphouse who also does alterations with Gem Sewing. Amy is at Gem Sewing every Tuesday cutting out patterns, sitting at a sewing machine and help keeping the store in tip top shape.
Jennifer is new to the Temiskaming Shores area, after a very long cross-country trek from the Yukon! Although she discovered her passion for quilting later in life, her first foray into quilting was with her mother's trusty 1969 Baycrest machine about 15 years ago. Jennifer is a teacher by trade and has worked at Yukon University for many years. She enjoys working with kids and has spent most of her life volunteering with Girl Guides and has spent many summers as a Camp Counsellor. Jennifer loves bright colours and fabrics with bold patters. She likes to work on quilts with large blocks that showcase the beauty of the fabric!
Sylvie is our amazing and dyanmic Manager of our Sudbury location and we couldn’t be more excited to have her aboard. Gem Sewing in Sudbury is your Brother authorized dealer, and Sylvie is there to answer all of your questions. Not only does our talentedSylvie bring a wealth of Brother expertise she is also apprenticing as a technician for repairs and service on machines and sergers. You also might recognize Sylvie from her other talents of Crafts by SVDenis which will also be available at Gem Sewing locations.
Brad is our very own idea man at the wheel of our North Bay Location. Brad is a teacher by trade, but he wanted to find a career where he could combine teaching with his true passions; creating and sewing. He finally found it with us at Gem Sewing. Brad has a great eye for colours, patterns, and how to put things together. You will find him working on a beautiful new display for our North Bay store or teaching someone a new sewing technique as well apprenticing on repairs and service to many brands of sewing machines and sergers. Be sure to visit him to share a laugh and help spread creativity into the city of North Bay.