Quilts, and a whole lot more…
Home of the Purple Cat Gang
From a heritage of needle workers in Ohio, Nancy graduated from San Francisco State University with a BA in Interior Design. She worked as a designer for major Interior Design stores on the Peninsula as well as Gumps in San Francisco.
Her love of fabric along with a passion for color and design found its voice in quilting along with a love of helping others through teaching.
In 2003, her heretofore hobby turned into a full time business when NotJustQuiltZ opened. Nancy is an award winning quilter in both hand and machine quilting, a certified judge and quilt instructor. She served as quilt show chairman for her local quilt guild in 2003 and 2004. Her custom made items have been shown at an artisan collective, featured at a local Hallmark store and used by public television station KTEH as a fundraiser along with various other fundraisers throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
Seven years ago, Nancy added long arm quilting to her repertoire by acquiring a Gammill Statler Stitcher computerized quilting machine. She brings her flair for color and design to a new medium—machine quilting by bringing your treasured “heirlooms-to-be” or utility quilts to star status. She is truly the NJQ beacon!
You’ve read about the star, now for the supporting cast!
Norman overseas the day-to-day matters, banking and policies. His passion is our charity work for Quilts of Honor which is near and dear to this veteran’s heart. His background is 30+ years in senior management and ownership in the financial services industry.
Kent puts the words “customer first” into practice daily. Additionally, he works on the long arm projects. He is one of the youngest Certified Track & Field Coaches in the U.S. holding certifications as Level 2 Youth and Endurance Coach. For the past 8 years he has served as an assistant coach for track and cross country at a local high school with a specialty in distance running. Truly, “Running is his Passion.”
He is always happy to meet new friends and see old ones, too. “Just adore me and pet me” is his credo! From a life started without promise, Willy was rescued at age 2. Just look at him now—20 lbs. of lovable fluff.
37831 Niles Blvd., in Historic Niles
Fremont, CA 94536
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“I have to tell you that whenever I enter your shop I feel like I’m visiting friends and I’m certainly greeted as one of the family. I’m looking forward to completing many fabulous quilts together.”
We have received the new selection of Aboriginal Fabrics and you are sure to find something to love about them. The Aboriginal fabric designers continue to come up with unique designs in outstanding color combinations. You can see a couple here, but either come into the store to see the rest or look at the online store for the “New Arrivals” tab.