About Us

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Carola & Alaina in 2010 at the shops’ second location

Carola’s Quilt Shop continues to be one of the true gems of the Sunshine Coast. Carola started her career in the sewing industry over 30 years ago as a sewing machine company educator. Through the years Carola has accumulated a vast knowledge in everything “sewing machine and serger” related.  Carola is THE “go to” person if you need information or help.

Carola’s Quilt Shop opened in Gibsons BC Canada in 2005. Today after two moves you will find the shop at 624 Farnham Road in Gibsons. Carola bought a little building, applied for rezoning and opened the Quilt Shop early 2016.

Carola’s Quilt Shop has Wheels
You will find Carola giving lectures, trunk shows, hands on classes at Quilt Guild shows, meetings and retreats and at sewing shows across B.C. and Alberta. Her Mobile Quilt Shop is packed and ready to roll at least 15 times a year! Check our Events page to see when she rolls into town next!
You can also contact Carola to book an event for your group.

Carola’s daughter Alaina was born into a Sewing and Quilting environment. As a crawler she was an A-1 pin picker upper. The “sewing machine bug” bit Alaina hard. Today she has a collection of Vintage Toy Sewing Machines and a Singer Featherweight Collection. We can’t say how many machines are in the collection, she wont divulge that number in her mother’s hearing. Contact Alaina if you have any questions about your sewing machine collectibles. She may be able to fill in a little history about your treasure.

Our gorgeous Five Packs of Fat Quarters

Carola says, “Alaina has been an asset when it comes to colour. She is responsible for all the beautiful colour coordinated fat quarter collections. I knew I could count on her after the first time she organized my machine embroidery thread drawer. It looked like a rainbow!”