Hello! My name is Amanda and I live in Montreal, Quebec. I was raised in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area), and moved to Montreal by myself when I hit 18 (no it's not because the legal drinking age in Quebec is 18!).
I started sewing in my late teens. It was a natural progression for me from drawing as a kid, to hand embroidery as a young teen, to sewing as a late teen. I'm self taught. About 20 years later (I won't confirm how many years exactly.. a lady never tells her age!), I left my career in Supply Chain Managment and started Atelier Fiber Arts to teach others how to sew. I opened a boutique, ran that for a couple of years and closed it in August of 2018, for health reasons. (It's always health reasons! I can guarantee that if it wasn't for that, I'd still be living on the fumes of adrenaline, working all the hours that exist.) I have no regrets though! In February 2019, the Quilter's Stash Builder box was born.
You know that hesitation to cut into your precious fabrics? OMG, having to cut 35 meters worth of fabric at one time will cure anyone's fears. I'm now rotary-cutter-happy, doing fabric pulls and chopping it all up, while petting all the pretties. After the month of boxes are all shipped, I get to shop for new fabrics and get cutting all over again. It's a tough job, but someone's gotta do it. ;)
I'm slowly adding all my boutique products to my website, so check back periodically to see what's new!
Feel free to email me to say Hello, ask questions about products or about making the quilt blocks that come in the monthly box.
Happy Sewing & Quilting!
Quilter's Stash Builder