Imagine you cannot get to a big city to buy material because you live far, far away.
Well, out in Tatlayoko Lake area in the Chilcotin country, we are in luck as Laurie Schuk has just the store for those who love to sew or quilt in the basement of her home.
Laurie lives on Eagle Lake Road, and runs the shop with the help of her future daughter-in-law, Shelly Avery, who helps with processing sales, computer work and is Laurie’s left-hand gal.
The fabric shop has a wide variety of fabric on display for sale, all reasonably priced. The variety of fabrics will make an avid sewer drool and have a hard time deciding on which one to buy.
Since the shop opened, Laurie has sold numerous meters of fabric to various customers all over Canada.
“My best customer is someone who orders regularly and lives in northern Alberta,” Laurie says.
“Plus I have shipped all the way to Newfoundland, too. Most of my sales are online. That’s the best way to sell; online I found. I keep the local post office pretty busy shipping out my fabric orders and receiving new fabric constantly.”
Currently in stock is a variety of Christmas fabric. Check out Tatla Lake Fabrics on Facebook to get an idea of what is available.