In February 2006 we opened our doors in a space that was formerly a quilt shop for the past 23 years. We radically changed the shop, giving it a bright new look. We expanded by about 500 feet and created a large classroom and had the joint jumpin’. So much so that in the second year we expanded another 1000 feet so that our shop is now 2500 square feet with over 3000 bolts of fabrics. We also began to sell sewing machines, first with Janome and then quickly followed by Bernina and Baby Lock.
In May 2009 we opened our second location in East Northport, which is about 45 minutes west of the original store. We have a spacious classroom and and equal number of bolts of fabrics, BUT the fabrics are different and the classes taught are different in each shop.
We no longer do so many quilt shows, as we have limited the road trips to Long Island only.
On October 28, 2012 Super Storm Sandy knocked out the Riverhead shop. We quickly regrouped and opened our shop in Calverton, just six miles west of the old store. We are happily settled in and hoping for dry stress free living!
Like every retail store we have had to adapt to the ever changing marketplace and shopping habits of our customers so in November 2015 we closed our Calverton location. We appreciate your loyalty and business over the last 13 years and hope you visit our East Northport location or shop online for all your quilting needs.
Angela Veeck has had a long and winding career path that has landed her owning her own quilt shop, Pieceful Quilting in East Northport , NY. The shop is a full service quilt shop including over 2500 bolts of fabric, notions, tools, books, patterns and sewing machines that opened in 2006. Classes and clubs are offered in the spacious classroom on the first floor.
Ms. Veeck’s other careers have included working as a house parent in a crash pad for homeless youth in Manhattan, making and selling turquoise jewelry on the street of San Francisco, fund raising for two major Long Island Hospitals as well as Cornell Cooperative Extension and managing a direct mail marketing department in Manhattan.
Angela has five children all of whom have flown the nest. Her husband, Ken, a marine mechanic is a wonderful source of love and support and also fixes sewing machines.
Ken's is Angie's Husband and our machine tech. He is a recently retired marine mechanic and now is busy restoring his old Willies Jeep and fixing machines for us when he's not fishing or duck hunting. When he first became a certified machine tech he found the transition from marine engines to sewing machines pretty easy. But he didn't know how to sew. So.... He took our Quilting 101 class.
Meredith came to Pieceful Quilting in 2010 armed with a public relations and marketing background in healthcare and no quilting knowledge. How is that possible you ask…well thankfully, she is a quick study and with a family connection in textile design made the learning curve a bit easier.
A power shopper and descriptive writer, Meredith combines both of these attributes and takes them to the World Wide Web. In addition to updating the store website, Meredith updates our facebook, and Pinterest pages and wrote our weekly internet newsletter.
Meredith says she will one day learn how to quilt and once that happens there will be no stopping her.
Mary is Angie's much younger sister. Aunt Angie gave Mary's daughter a sewing machine when she was only 7 years old. Mary was at a loss for words and didn't know how to sew. But she needed to learn quick in order to help her daughter, Sophia. Sophia is now 17 and Mary has done a LOT of sewing in the past 10 years. She is one of PQ's favorite teachers and coordinates our Getaways and hosts our first Saturday classes. Mary also accompanies Angie to Quilt Market twice a year.
Therese credits her mother with her love of quilting and sewing. Her mother was always busy working on one project or another. Like many young women during their teen years in the sixties, she began sewing her own clothes, making dresses, tops and skirts. During the years when she was raising her children, she took up sewing in earnest. It was at this time that she began quilting, influenced by other women quilters. Soon she was making quilts for her family and friends. She recalls a time when she was quite busy, and enlisted the aid of a friend to help cut the fabric to be pieced. Later, she regretted giving up a crucial part of the process, which was essential to creating a properly sized quilt. Today, she teaches beginning quilting and other classes, where she can share her knowledge and expertise with novice quilters.
Renée first began sewing as a tween, making dresses, skirts and tops for herself. Her influences came from her mother, aunt and cousin, who were all expert seamstresses. These women, who between them could knit, crochet, cross stitch, embroider and other needle arts, were quite inspirational to Renee. After a hiatus away from sewing,her interest was rekindled when it came time to make Halloween costumes after her daughter was born. She put together a bee costume, a white flannel rabbit with pink fuzzy ears, an Egyptian princess costume and a wedding dress for her toddler. But it wasn’t until a change in employment status that she took up quilting. As a novice, she has made two quilts, and several simple table runners so far. She intends to keep on learning!
Like many of our quilters on staff, Debbie first began sewing in Home Economics class when she was in 8th grade. Being from a family of seamstresses, she sewed clothes, and created hand embroidered pieces. Along with her mother and aunt, adult education classes provided the boost to get into quilting. She started off quilting by hand, applying her hand embroidery skills to using appliqué, and English paper piecing techniques in her quilts. One of her most memorable quilting experiences involved the creation of a king size wedding ring quilt, pieced and quilted by hand. It took her over nine months to complete!
Linda Arias is Pieceful Quilting’s newest employee, having been a regular customer before joining our sales staff. She credits her aunt with inspiring her quilting creativity. She began sewing at seventeen when she was in home economics class at school. By the time her first daughter was born, she was on her way to making her children’s clothes. About ten years ago, she decided to make her niece a Sweet Sixteen quilt. After that experience, she was hooked, and has has been long arm quilting and doing machine embroidery for about ten years. In addition to her love of sewing, she also enjoys singing and playing the guitar, canning her own food and spending time with her family.