THE WEE QUILTER

No 4 Trotternish Avenue, Staffin.

Wendy Higgins is the owner and creative force behind The Wee Quilter. Wendy creates all her bespoke products from 100% cotton fabric, which are entirely hand-made. Wendy, who has been a quilter for more than 20 years, makes her vast range of quilted products from her wooden workshop/shop in Staffin, which lies in the garden of her home. Her carefully crafted and colourful goods include everything from quilted blankets for adults and children, small decorations, cushions, soft furnishings, tea cosies and wall hangings. Visitors can pop into the workshop and observe Wendy at work, peruse the unique products for sale and find out more about the materials, techniques and processes involved in creating the different goods. Wendy also welcomes commissions and out-of-hours enquiries. Wendy said: “It was always my dream, to be running my own quilting business. Now my dreams have come true and I am lucky to be doing this on the Isle of Skye, one of the most beautiful places I can imagine.”

Wendy’s workshop and shop is based at 4 Trotternish Avenue, Staffin, and is open to the public Monday to Friday between April and October.

Directions: from Portree, the workshop is 17 miles north on the main A855 road. The Wee Quilter is signposted and is on the right-hand side, 200 yards past the Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland. From Uig, the Wee Quilter is only nine miles away over the single-track Bealach road. Turn right at the Brogaig junction and the Wee Quilter is approximately one-and-a-half miles south, on the left-hand side.  Contact details: Phone The Wee Quilter on 01470 562 787 or 07814 882479. E-mail Wendy@weequiliter.co.uk or by post to… The Wee Quilter, 4 Trotternish Avenue, Staffin, Skye IV51 9JU. The Wee Quilter on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheWeeQuilter More information can be found on The Wee Quilter via http://www.weequilter.co.uk/