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The Cottage Quilting and Embroidery was started by Cindy Thomas in her own backyard!  After leaving a 17  year career in teaching, she decided to take her love of fabric and quilting to a new level with the purchase of a Handi Quilter Forte longarm machine in December of 2019.  It was only days before the public began to drop off and pick up from her little backyard cottage and that only escalated with the unprecedented nationwide pandemic of Covid19.  As more people remained home finishing up UFOs, Cindy's business grew by leaps and bounds.  That was March of 2020 and  the beginning of a wonderful thing (out of a frightening and stressful time).
Cindy and friend
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Business remained steady but there was something lacking. What had started out as mandated porch drop off and pick up just didn't feel right anymore and toward the end of 2022, Cindy began looking for a location for a small shop where she could offer a cozy, welcoming atmosphere for her clients. She found just the place in Port Neches, Texas. It was a leap of faith but it seemed just what the people wanted! The lease was signed and two weeks later on Black Friday 2022, the first brick and mortar location opened to an outstanding crowd of shoppers. Fast forward six months and that sweet little location was bursting at the seams with fabric, notions and people wanting classes.

In June of 2023, Cindy was fortunate enough to move her business to the sister city of Nederland, Texas and fill up 1600 square feet with everything her customers had been asking for.  With her beloved longarm on site, her productivity increased along with her client and customer base.  A wide range of classes were requested and offered and here we are, absolutely loving the quilting community on a daily basis.



The moral of this story: Do the things you love with the people you enjoy, never stop learning, and go ahead and try the things - - you may surprise yourself at how your dreams turn out.


Thank you so much to my ever-patient and supportive husband, my daughters and sons-in-law who are always encouraging me, my GTQG "Family" and all of my clients and customers who have been here to listen, help, attend, support and purchase. Every time the door dings, you make my heart sing! I love y'all.
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