** Family Website Links
Trevor is currently running his own Embroidery Educational website offering Janome and Florani Embroidery Software Support on DVDs and webinars.
Andrea has returned to her hairdressing career and is NOW working from her Home Salon. You can reach her through her BOOKING SITE.
Lyle has returned to the Transportation Industry where he is a logistics manager.
Carl continues to provide custom digitizing services from his home office. He can be reached at email@example.com
Creative House of Embroidery, which originally opened in 2003 as Creative House Sewing Center, was the third in Saskatoon sewing and embroidery related business owned by the Conquergood family. The other two, Broadway Embroidery & Clothing Co and Stitchitize Stock Designs had been serving the community since 1984. All three businesses operated conveniently from the same facility.
By the early 2000's the companies had a staff of over 25 people including the three Conquergood children, Trevor, Carl and Andrea with her husband Lylel** who all managed the day-to-day operations of two of the businesses until they each moved onto independent careers. We can't forget about Darcy, a High School friend of Trevor's who joined the operations in the mid 80's and managed Broadway Embroidery until it was sold in 2013. Darcy continues to do so with the new owners to this day.
Wendy and George, with the help of their knowledgeable educators, ran Creative House Sewing Centre until they decided to no longer sell sewing machines.
With over Fifty years in textiles and manufacturing, fashion and industrial clothing, George has a lot of experience when it comes to fabric, sewing and embroidery that he willingly shares with the customers of Creative House and Stitchitize. Wendy is the creative sewer in the family, while George monitors the websites and with the assistance of Trevor manage Stitchitize today.
Wendy and George decided to close the store in Saskatoon and relocate it to a new location in Harris, Saskatchewan, a small Village 83 kl South West of Saskatoon along Hwy #7 West of Delisle. They have successfully moved their residence to Harris as well as the offices for their business. Everything is under one roof, albeit a fairly large roof, the beautifully renovated and restored 1925 Knox United Church is now Home to Wendy & George, their two very large dogs, Storm & Nicholas, plus the offices of Creative House of Embroidery www.stitch.ca and Stitchitize Stock Designs www.stitchitize.com
Accommodation for Wendy's two horses was thankfully made available just down the street. Riding is no longer an option anymore, therefore Wendy is selling all 3 saddles and all her tack. These items will be listed on the Shop Online feature here shortly.
The Online Stores continue to function as usual, serving customers world wide.
The Conquergoods are happy to receive customers in Harris, although "By Appointment Only".
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for an appointment.
Plans are being developed to expand our facilities in Harris for the future. A lot of our inventories and furniture had to be placed in storage. Although the Church is very large, every square inch of space is currently being used and the storage facilities are not very accessible. There is a 40' sea can with 55,000 lbs of contents, a 17.5' trailer plus 30' and 10' storage lockers that are jammed full. We are hopeful that our plans will come to fruition soon and we will have a NEW facility open by this Fall.
We will update you here as things progress.