Meet the Team

Meet the friendly and experienced team at Handcrafters House 



Michelle Pearson

Manager, Educator & Technician

Interests: All things patchwork & quilting, cloth dolls and textiles.

Favourite Colour/s:  Purple, Green & Rust

Favourite Food: Everything that puts on weight

Biggest Challenge: Finding enough hours in the day or being able to clone myself.

Greatest Achievement: My family & winning International Dealer of the Year for Handi Quilter.

Gail Dods

Proprietor of Handcrafters House & Norwest Craft Supplies

Interests: Reading, bear making and anything crafty!

Favourite Colour/s:  Pink, Purple & Blue

Loves: My family & Grandkids!!

Greatest Achievement: Pioneered the way for the craft industry in the North of Western Australia by opening a store in Karratha in 1990 to service the entire community across all craft/art genres.  The store is still going strong today after 21 years!

Natasha Titko

Sales Team and Technician

Interests: Patchwork, Gardening, Beading, Nature Programs

Favourite Colour/s:  Blue/Green, Jade

Favourite Food: Seafood, Lasagne, Chocolate

Loves: Family, Gardening



Phyllis Pearson

Sales Team and Tutor

Interests: Everything to do with sewing by machine. Dressmaking, overlocking, thread painting, patchwork and quilting, machine embroidery and now software - the list is endless. My sewing room has expanding walls and the UFO's - one day i will find a use for some of them.

Favourite Food: Itallian and Thai

Loves: Family, Our Grandson, Sewing and Gardening


Elinor Milewski

Sales Team and Tutor

Coming from a Montessori classroom in South Africa to a fabulous quilting shop in Australia, it is all an adventure.  While I love hiking in the mountains (or hills in Perth), my other great loves for travelling, teaching and patchwork come first, where possible.  I have been quilting since 1988 and I've learnt so much and produced many UFO's too!


 Jodi Squires

Sales Team

Jodi started with us in early 2013 and came on board at a time of loads of changes within the shop.  She and Julie had taken over the role of Natasha and have been handling all stock inventory and intake as well as general Sales in the store.  Jodi LOVES being a part of our team!


Julie Cruden

Sales Team

Julie started at the same time as Jodi and together they have formed a formidable team controlling all aspects of the store stock receivable department and also managing general sales and customer service.  Like Jodi, Julie also LOVES being part of our team!


Chris Jones

Sales Team and Tutor

Chris joined us in Spring 2013 and as a Handi Quilter owner and a long arm quilter she brings with her a wealth of knowledge in this area. Chris is enjoying our team atmosphere and has a vast knowledge of patchwork and quilting.  She also teaches several classes from Farmer's Wife to Free Motion Quilting.


Shelley Brown

Sales Team and Tutor

Shelley joined us in March 2015. With her bright smile and helpful nature, Shelley is a whizz with customer service and her admininstrative skills have been a bonus in her day-to-day handling of her job. Shelley has a passion for patchwork and other crafts and it certainly shows!