Background and History
In 1977, Howard and Connie Luedtke opened Northgate Sewing Centre in Northgate Mall, Regina, SK. Our machine service centre’s previous location was on Rose Street. With only 700 square feet of operating space, we were able to sell sergers, sewing machines, cabinets, and notions.
A decade after, we moved our store to Carling Mall to keep up with the growing business. We also included our service centre in the new location.
Another decade later, we found ourselves occupying a larger space – our current location on Albert Street. We expanded our service department by opening a quilt shop right inside the store. As a result, we rebranded our company to Northgate Sewing Centre | Peachtree Quilt Shop.
After opening with a modest inventory of 1,000 bolts of quilt fabric, it quickly grew to 6,000 bolts of fabric. We also included quilting books, patterns, and notions to our products, and offered quilting classes. The classes run 7 days a week with a 2-month break from July to August.
Today, we have a 4,800-square foot shop that includes our classroom and service centre. We are staffed by 10 dedicated, knowledgeable people who also teach quilt classes. Professional quilt instructors also help us with our busy schedule.
We take pride in having more than 40 years of experience in sewing machine sales and repair services, as well as more than 20 years of quilting experience.
What Makes Us Different
Northgate Sewing Centre | Peachtree Quilt Shop is a registered dealer of PFAFF and Janome sewing machines and sergers. We also have a trained technician who can repair all makes and models.
We specialize in high-quality cotton fabrics. You can also find the following in our store:
- Christmas section
- Fall fabrics
- Baby and children’s fabrics
- Themed fabrics for any occasion
- Extra wide backing
- A large minkie and fireside section
Our fabrics are made by:
- Moda Fabrics
- Hoffman Fabrics
- Robert Kaufman Fabric
- Timeless Treasures
- Art Gallery Fabrics
Also, our peach pit room has a lot of tired fabrics at discounted prices.
We offer notions that can be used for quilting and sewing. In addition, we carry the following:
You can also participate in our quilting classes, learn to quilt to advanced classes are offered throughout the year.
“I love to sew! It is my happy place. I have been sewing for a few years and credit the love of sewing from my grandmother’s, who had a part of planting the sewing seed in me. Along the way, I have had many instructors that helped build that desire to create something, whether it is a new piece of clothing or a lovely quilt.
I can follow a pattern very well, and achieve its desired outcome, but it is the creative side of me that likes to veer from the pattern and find something new.
For the past 17 years, I have been a part of the Peachtree Team. I love working with the energetic staff. They, along with our wonderful customers, inspire me daily. I look forward to seeing your next project and helping you plan your own creation.”
Renee (The Bag Lady)
“Many moons ago, before temporary quilt basting spray or 1/2 square triangle paper, I witnessed a quilting demo. After only 2 minutes, I was sucked into the “quilting vortex,” and have been there ever since. Many thanks to K.O. We sure have had some good laughs.”
I started sewing by myself when I was only 7. I did take 4H sewing for a year and before I started high school home economics, I was already making all my own clothes and custom sewing for many family members.
I made my first quilt in 1987, and I took my first quilting class in 1992. My mother said I could sew everything from cowboy boots to pantyhose.
Quilting, bead work, knitting. . . to mention a few of her many talents. These are just a sampling of all the creative things Cheryl can do. She is never afraid to take on a new challenge.
I knew nothing about quilting until I came into the Peachtree Quilt Shop 15 years ago. To say that I am “hooked” is an understatement. I only hope to live and quilt long enough to make a dint in my stash.
“I am a self-taught seamstress/quilter. At the age of 10, my mother enrolled me in a sewing class, and the instructor lets me make a three-piece suit. Since then, I have continued to learn various techniques in the sewing and quilting world, always looking for a challenge.”
My Grade 9 Home Economics Class was my first exposure to sewing, Thank you Mrs. Marion Bateman. From that point my sewing evolved from garment making, Stretch and Sew, to Quilting. Quilting remains my passion. It gives me the opportunity to continue learning and sharing.
Approximately 15 years ago I took my first quilting class at Peachtree Quilt Shop and a fire was lit. Since that time I have taken local workshops, classes in Houston & Hawaii. There is always something in the quilting arts to learn & share.