I'm Stacey, the owner, designer and creator of Cockatoo Custom Quilts (CCQ). I've been sewing as a hobby since I was a child, and now I'm starting a new career doing what I love - quilting!
We're based near the Surf Coast in Victoria, Australia. The beautiful variety of nature settings near my home town, as well as the gorgeous biodiversity of Australia in general, inspire my quilt designs and my brand.
Like many Australians in 2020, I turned to my hobby during lockdown to distract myself from the stress of the outside world. I managed to make so many quilts that I didn't know what to do with them all. So, I finally took my (now adult) children's advice and am opening my own small online business, selling pre-made and custom order quilts to the masses.
Due to Arthritis, I can't do any hand-sewing. My trusted sewing machines do most of the hard work for me, so I know that my quilts are made to last. This also allows them to be machine-washed. Bonus!
My daughter is the volunteer Quality Control (QC) and IT Manager. She makes sure that my designs meet the client briefs, that the fabric choices work together, and that every quilt is up to both our standards. She keeps threatening to strike, so I offer her a 50% pay rise. She rightly points out that 50% of 0 is still nothing. All joking aside, she's just as dedicated as I am to making Cockatoo Custom Quilts successful.
We may be a small business, but we're hard workers and dedicated to producing the best quality products for our clients. Every product is handmade by me, with love, care and attention to detail. Ultimately, I love quilting and I'd like to think that shows in my work. Visit our store and see for yourself.
Have a great day!