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About us

Hi there! Welcome and thanks so much for visiting us at Willow Creek Quilts!
I can hardly believe that we are doing this. A year ago we were on holidays with our new friends - never dreaming there would be so much more to come!
Hayley:

I am so excited that I get to live my dream, daily. Owning a store has been a life long desire and when I pair this with my love for quilting and my need to help people, I am truly living the dream. When I told my Dad we were going to open a quilt store he said that he was not surprised, after all “how many other 9 year olds ask for a cash register for their birthday”.

My mother has been quilting for quite some time now. I loved going with her to quilt stores, picking out fabric, checking out all the notions (I’m the gadget queen) and seeing all of these beautiful projects being created. I had quite the large stash before sewing my first seam. My mother taught me how to quilt and I made my first project (log cabin quilt) as a gift for my husband to celebrate our anniversary and the purchase of our little farm (farmers would classify it as an acreage) near Claresholm, Alberta. From then on I was hooked. I have always wished that I was an artist, but  I just couldn’t seem to get my creativity expressed in a way that looked like it did in my imagination. Since I started quilting I have felt that I am truly an artist. I love to share this artistry with friends and loved ones.

A little about my life outside of quilting. I have the most amazing husband, Doug (who is also a co-owner with Nancy and Mike). We have been married for 31 wonderful years. We have been blessed with 4 awesome children (I truly couldn’t have asked for better kids). Our eldest and her husband have blessed us with 2 beautiful grandchildren (they keep saying that they did not have the children for us, but we like to think they did).

I look forward to meeting you and seeing your great projects. We truly do love to see the creativity in each and every one of you.

Nancy:
I'm a wife, a mom and a 'nana'. In 2015 my husband and I had moved to Claresholm from Nova Scotia to be closer to our children. I was a Registered Nurse working in the private sector. 
I had grown up with grandmothers who sewed and quilted and a mother who was a very accomplished seamstress. I had dabbled with sewing but experienced many frustrations. When I met Hayley she invited me to a quilting/craft weekend she was hosting. When I replied that I couldn't quilt - she quickly replied, "I'll teach you". Hayley is a great teacher and I was hooked. I dug out my mother's old machine and the rest is quilting history. 

One of the most enjoyable things about owning a quilt store has been the wonderful people we have met on the journey, excited beginners, seasoned local quilters to roaming travelers. I love to be part of your creative process and hear the dreams, see the projects, and watch you select your favorite fabrics in new combinations! They speak to our individuality. 
I love to spend time at the store. The light streaming in, the beautiful fabrics, and the wonderful people continuously remind me that the world is a very beautiful place. 
Check us out in person - or online - and add a little beauty to your day!