Quilt making isn’t just about the end result, it’s about the process and the friends made along the way. At Dancing Quilts- shopping, designing and creating has never been more fun! With informative and welcoming classes, those wanting to start out have capable hands and instructors there to guide the experience. Classes are also available for those who are more advanced at their craft. Making handbags, clutches and other accessories are encouraged as well.
In addition to classes, Dancing Quilts also sells all the hardware and fabrics needed to create a beautiful masterpiece or quirky work of art. Discover a wide selection of needle and thread applique patterns- the only of its kind in Canada, Aurifil thread, DMC embroidery floss, Emmaline bag hardware, books, patterns, cut-kits and so much more! The friendly and knowledgeable staff are happy to assist you in any way. If you’re looking for it, Dancing Quilt has it or can find it for you.
Meet Faith Andre
Meet Faith Andre
Faith Andre was inspired to dive into quilting entrepreneurship after many years as a loyal participant in the former owner’s classroom. She really got to know the creative community inside and out, loving every aspect of being a member herself. It was an easy decision to take over the business in 2016, with Faith motivated to create an exceptionally welcoming space for newcomers and inquisitive browsers. “I always dreamed of having a quilt shop,” beams the Dancing Quilts owner. “I had ideas of things I wanted to try and now I can try them.”
Her hard work and perseverance has paid off, as the quilting classes are increasingly well-attended and an absolute hoot for participants. For Faith, heading to her small business everyday is hardly a job at all- she get’s to visit with people who are like her friends and family all day! It is a huge priority to make sure new members are made to feel welcome, a feat that Faith and the rest of her loyal crew manage exceedingly well. It's a fun place to be, even the business name "Dancing Quilts" pays homage to Faith's love of belly dancing.
100 Mile House is very much a ‘support local’ community. It is clear that residents build each other up, especially so during trying times such as 2017’s terrible fire season. Faith is extremely grateful for her customer’s support, and to the greater community as a whole. She feels as though 100 Mile House is a wonderful place to live; with the friendly and generous people to how everything is in close proximity, the Cariboo region is beautiful in countless ways.