Business Name: The Cozy Prairie Quilt Website: https://thecozyprairiequilt.com/ Established: 2018 Questions answered by: Heather Macaulay
Can you please fully explain your business or product line?
I create modern quilts, kids’ clothes, makeup bags, headbands, and anything in between! I have a love of sewing and using beautiful fabric to make many different products.
With the Winnipeg local maker community continuing to grow, what is the most important thing you’d like potential customers of your company to know?
I love what I do as it allows me to be creative every day and to make products for great customers. I want customers to know that when they buy from me, they are supporting someone local who truly loves what they do!
What inspired you to start your business?
I started an Instagram page for my quilt making and that turned into selling quilts that I had made. I kept creating lots of different items and it kept snowballing from there!
What was the biggest struggle you’ve had to overcome?
The biggest struggle I’ve had to overcome has been having to say no to people. I usually want to say yes to everything people want me to make for them but I had to learn to say no to things that I just couldn’t get done.
What has been your biggest success as a maker?
Growing this business through a pandemic when I was laid off into something where I could be creative every day.
Do you have any advice that you would pass on to someone hoping to start up their own business or product line?
I would say to just start! Get your idea out there and it will start to pick up from there!
Please share any upcoming events as well as the best place(s) for people the purchase your product!
No more events before Christmas, but check me out online anytime!