Gerri first joined Cottage Quiltworks as a student in 2009 when she relocated to the Northern Beaches from the Southern Highlands. Prior to her joining the Cottage Quiltworks community, Gerri worked tirelessly at her passion for quilting. In 2014, Gerri’s adaption of the ‘Dear Jane Quilt’ was one of two quilts from Australia selected to appear in the ‘Dear Jane Quilt’ Replicas or Adaption exhibition in Nantes, France. Gerri’s creative ability as a student and as an experienced quilter, her keen eye for design and colour, and the perfection she exhibited in her ‘Dear Jane Quilt’ showcased her unique quilting ability. In her work, Gerri shares the love and passion that she has for quilting.
Since commencing ownership of Cottage Quiltworks in October 2015, it has been a driving force for Gerri to create an environment that not only inspires our visitors but instills a sense of community. Being a passionate quilter herself, Gerri knew on her first day as a customer that there was something special about Cottage Quiltworks and she has worked hard as the owner to shine a bright light on what is a beautiful little gem. There is no denying that Gerri is the perfect person to be at the helm of Cottage Quiltworks, she is the friendly and understanding face that greets you as you walk through the door and her infectious personality and passion has created such a positive and creative environment.
About Cottage Quiltworks
At Cottage Quiltworks, we are proud to host some of Australia’s leading teachers and hold amazing workshops and classes that will challenge and inspire our budding quilters. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced quilter, Cottage Quiltworks is the ideal community to share your expertise, to learn and to grow. We have created a “home away from home” at Cottage Quiltworks with our goal to see our special quilting community grow. Our classrooms are designed as a space for comfort as well as a space that allows for one-on-one interaction between our teachers and students. We have purpose-built design walls that can exhibit the beautiful quilts created in our classes as well as high quality cutting tables. Our visitors have everything they need in the one place, a fully stocked shop, the classrooms and access to incredible minds and creative spaces.
We appreciate the varying creative styles involved in quilting and sewing and ensure that our visitors have access to a variety of products. At Cottage Quiltworks we make it a priority to stock a wide variety of fabrics, cotton, shot cottons, linen, shirting, solids, pre-cuts, blenders, threads, haberdashery and hardware. We are proud to stock extensive ranges, including Liberty, Tilda, Moda, Kaffe Fassett, Japanese, reproductions, 1930 & 1940s and many more. We are constantly receiving wonderful new fabrics and ensure that we maintain a high level of stock to cater to all quilting tastes and requirements. We also provide a long-arm quilting service with the wonderful Jayne Rennie of Quilting Finesse and can arrange for the service and repair of your sewing machines. At Cottage Quiltworks, we are aiming to provide a 360 service to assist our quilting community.
We are incredibly lucky to have amazing staff to lend their knowledge and expertise in the shop. Annette, Sandy and Miriam not only teach their own classes, they work tirelessly to make Cottage Quiltworks a warm and welcoming space. Without these ladies, Cottage Quiltworks would not have been able to achieve this dynamic and inspiring environment that our customers experience when they walk through the doors.
As a local quilt shop, Cottage Quiltworks relies heavily on the support of our quilting community and in return, we have built a dynamically creative work space where you are free to create, express and feel anything and everything. As is stated, the “proof is in the pudding”, all the work being produced in our classes and workshops is truly inspirational and an expression of creative freedom and meaning. The future only looks bright for Cottage Quiltworks and we would love for all of our community, teachers, staff and friends to be a part of that exciting future.