My name is Lucy Gurney, and I am the owner of Secret Garden Quilting Ltd. I started the company which is based in Harpenden, Hertfordshire in 2011.
Ever since I can remember I have been sewing, following the example of my mum who was a talented dressmaker and embroiderer. My interest in patchwork and quilting really started when I was living in the United States during the 1990s. On my return to the UK, I enrolled in a sampler quilt course, and I was hooked!
I have been thinking about turning my hobby into a business for some years now, and with my four children now a bit older and more independent, I decided it was now or never.
My goal is to open a quilt shop in the local area, as we have lost several over the last few years, but I decided to start slowly taking my 'pop-up' shop to local quilt groups and village halls in the north Hertfordshire area and selling via the internet.
I do hope you like the selection of fabrics and accessories in my store. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any suggestions or feedback on the site or the fabrics. I would love to hear from you.
My special thanks go to my husband Tony, for all his work setting up my website and his ongoing efforts on the online marketing campaigns. Allso to my friend and fellow quilter, Caroline Donnelly for all her help and advice.