March winds- winds of change.
I want to take a moment to welcome you to Cowles Quilting and introduce myself to those I haven't met.
Like so many quilters I started sewing at a young age and was a 4-H member through my teens. Back in the days of Jr. High Home Economics I was not the teachers pet as I could sew circles around her! Sewing was always a way to express myself and my independence. And yes, I went on to have my own daughter who shares those same "qualities".
Fast forward to 2001. My parents, Ed & Marge Cowles, moved to VT just about a mile down the road from my home. At the time they were Gammill dealers and finding the industry was growing too fast to be a retirement business so they invited my husband Brian and me to join them. It wasn't long before our weekend work became our full time venture.
I have seen Gammill/Statler evolve and expand. Ken Gammill and Paul Statler were my teachers. Quilters became our extended family.
Our time with Gammill has come to an end.
I look forward to a new position in the world of quilting; being able to attend shows & retreats, taking classes and enjoying quilting as a craft not a livelihood.
Brian is involved in areas he is truly passionate about. He has opened Champlain Sportsman Supply and offers gunsmithing, hydro-graphics and Cerakote coverings. Check out his facebook page to see some of the projects he has been working on. Be sure to check out the extended base plates we have "dipped", part of the hydro-graphic process. Who knew how creative he could be!
Let's keep quilting!