Inspired by the creative women in her family, Cheryl learned to cross-stich, sew and crochet in her teens. Her husband is very supportive of her creativity and bought her first sewing machine. Making curtains and home décor were just a small part of her sewing journey. As her sewing skills improved, Cheryl started her first quilt in 1998, and in true quilters fashion, it finally became a finished quilt this year. But that’s another story!
In 2014 Cheryl started working at a sewing machine dealer and quilt shop in Burlington ON. A dream job what quilter wouldn’t want, to play with fabrics and be creative all day?! She purchased a previously loved longarm machine on a frame, and as her free motion skills improved, she did some quilting for family and a few friends. Cheryl enjoys sharing her love of quilting and has taught many quilt classes, bag projects and curved piecing quilts with Sew Kind of Wonderful patterns. She is also certified Sew Kind of Wonderful educator. When the store closed a few years ago, she pursued teaching online quilt classes and loves the flexibility that it offers.
In the summer of 2020, she upgraded to an Amara® with Pro-stitcher® and within a few months, Cheryl started her longarm quilting business, Compass Quilt Company. Now the quilting possibilities are endless; to use free motion, ruler quilting, Pro-stitcher or a combination of these techniques. Sharing these ideas and inspiration with others is another wonderful adventure.