Familiar Faces

Some familiar faces you will see

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: Owner

Customer Service
& Machine Repair Technician

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: General Manager 

 Longarm Quilting Specialist

Liz has a background working with all sorts of animals both domestic and wild, she is a mother of two 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!

Lea: Customer Service

Lea, or Aunt Lea, is a traditional quliter and also has an extensive background in business. She loves to assist customers with their projects and help them create beautiful, cozy works of art. Aunt Lea loves feeling the fabrics and putting different fabric combinations together. She has a talent for making everyone feel comfortable and is so easy to be around. We are grateful for her presence here at Gem Sewing.

Diane: Customer Service

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 Leduc : Seamstress
& Custom Clothing Designer

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 Thursday cutting out patterns, sitting at a sewing machine and helping in the store. She does custom wardrobes for clients and her favourite being little girls dresses. Amy is available for altering clothing, doing hems & much more. 

 

Jennifer Moorlag 

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!

 

 

 Sudbury


 

Sylvie Denis – Manager of Sudbury Location

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.