Longarm Quilter

Longarm Quilter

Maple Leaf Quilting Company Ltd. in Cochrane, AB has an immediate opening for a Longarm Quilter. Preference will be given to candidates with previous sewing or quilting experience. Training will be provided for the successful candidate.

This position will begin as part-time and will have potential to grow as the company expands. Hours will vary depending on business volume. Starting hours will be between 20 and 30 hours per week, and will be adjusted depending on business needs. During high-volume times, extended work hours may be required, including evenings and Sundays, up to 40 hours per week.

To apply for this job, please submit your application in-person at our store in Cochrane, Alberta. Please bring a printed copy of your resume and cover letter with you, explaining why you would be a good fit for our awesome team! 

Maple Leaf Quilting Company Ltd. is located at Unit 9105 -101 Sunset Drive, Cochrane, Alberta, T4C 0W7. We can be reached by phone at 403-981-3500.


  • Are energetic, outgoing, and love to be a part of a dynamic team
  • Have a love of fabrics, design, colour and completing quilts
  • Must be interested in working in an environment where customers come first; we provide exceptional customer service and the best products in our industry
  • Are detail oriented and take pride in doing a superior job with every task you undertake
  • Are self-directed, learn quickly and are able to prioritize tasks in order to meet evolving deadlines
  • Are flexible and love learning new things
  • Have a can-do attitude, self-discipline and tons of motivation
  • Are proficient using computers and different software


  • Are a small but rapidly growing retail, longarm quilting, and sewing store
  • Work with quilters and sewers of all skill levels, providing exceptional customer service and training
  • Get excited when our customers succeed
  • Require flexibility working retail hours, while respecting work life balance
  • Have a close team of positive-minded individuals who thrive on sharing and implementing new ideas to provide a superior customer experience
  • Are focused on completing tasks. Regardless of job title, we all chip in and do what needs to be done in all areas of the business

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Operating Innova Computerized Longarm Quilting Machines (training will be provided)
  • Operating domestic sewing machine
  • Preparing quilt tops for quilting service
  • Discussing quilting options with customers, in person and over the phone, in order to help fulfill their vision of the completed project
  • Responsible for exceeding expectations by listening to customers’ needs and finding solutions to those needs
  • Advising customers about colour and design choices for quilting projects

Key Competencies Needed:

  • Above average computer skills and the ability to learn new software
  • Sewing or quilting experience is preferred, however not a requirement.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50lbs, reach, push and pull while operating a longarm quilting machine, and possess the stamina to be on your feet for long periods of time
  • Strong math and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills; able to speak with people on the phone and face-to-face
  • Able to work with minimal supervision

This is a long-term role with our growing company. A variety of shifts will be required that may range between the hours of 7 am and 8 pm, Monday through Saturday. Please do not apply if you are looking for a short-term position or are not able to work the full range of hours required.

Starting wage is $16.00 per hour.