Chris Pasquet is the owner and shopkeep at Patch Halifax. She takes an enormous amount of pleasure in helping people select fabrics for their projects and is constantly inspired by the wildly talented sewers (and the ambitions of the aspiring sewers!) she gets to meet at Patch. Her next big project will be a quilt in Robert Kaufman linens, but in the meantime she’s simply enjoying making samples and getting to know the beautiful fabrics and patterns which are lining the shelves in the shop.
Elliot Mussett loves to teach the Patch community and engage new and experienced sewers alike! She is a NSCAD Textiles and Fashion graduate, a Halifax native and has a great love for the outdoors, dancing and family (preferably all three together). In addition to Patch, she is involved in organizing the NSCAD fashion show. Elliot teaches all clothing making workshops at Patch.
Andrea Tsang Jackson
Andrea Tsang Jackson is a designer and textile artist based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Quilting has become the medium through which she can explore her interests in material, geometry and place. Her background in architecture has allowed her to understand design process from a variety of approaches; her training in life has taught her about the beauty in mess. 3rd Story Workshop is Andrea’s tiny sanctuary where she feels the freedom to try new things, play with the ideas that float around in her mind, and think with a clear head. Although her favourite colours to wear and design with are neutral, she loves to play with colour in her studio. Andrea teaches various quilting and color theory workshops at Patch.
Linnet Finley is a textile artist who lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia with her young daughter. Linnet does not remember a time when fabric did not in some way influence her life; from early times spent in her mother’s studio creating one of a kind items on her hand cranked Singer replica sewing machine, to her present role as a quilt artist who enjoys bringing a renewed tradition of hand crafted quality to work for and about children. Linnet teaches many beginner sewing and quilting classes. She especially loves working with kids.
John Renaud is a Maritimer by choice, having moved to Halifax 10 years ago to pursue his studies in Theatre and Costume. He earned his BA with Honours from Dalhousie University, where he discovered his love of textiles, fashion and the 18th century aesthetic. His work has been featured in local art shows and is on permanant display at the Scott Manor House museum in Bedford NS. He recently discovered his obsession for everything quilts and started Art East Quilting Co. (@arteastquiltingco) under which he produces one of a kind and custom quilted creations. John loves to share his passion for quilting and sewing at Patch. John teaches various quilt classes at Patch