The Story of 5 Little Monkeys Quilt & Sew

Angie & DJ Lamoree, the King & Queen Monkey

 The 5 Little Monkeys...not so little anymore.

The Cast of Characters


Angie Lamoree: Queen Monkey and enthusiast of all things quilting and sewing

DJ Lamoree: King Monkey, long-arm quilter, reacher of things in high places, and carrier of boxes

Damian: Monkey #1 works at our local Pizza place and loves it!

Jaydin: Monkey #2 keeps our website as tidy as his room. Studying to be a computer engineer, he wants to make the internet a more secure place.

Mo: Monkey #3 gives tours of the local chocolate factory and loves her cats!

Izzy: Monkey #4 Wants to be a nurse someday.

Jordan: Monkey #5 is a math wiz and is going to school to be a statistician.


How We Came to Be

Once upon a time (2005), Angie took her first quilting class just for the heck of it. After all, when you have five kids, you need to get out every once in a while, and just do something for yourself. She was hooked from the first lesson.

It wasn’t long before DJ was trying his hand at it…and was pretty good, if he does say so himself (we think so, too).  Quilting and sewing became a bit of an addiction for both Angie and DJ.

One day, Angie had the idea that if she was going to be a quilting addict, she might as well make a business of it, and get others hooked. After getting DJ and the kids on board, in April 2017, the little shop on Main Street in Weaverville, NC opened for business. Happily situated in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, the suburb of Asheville is a cultural mecca of handcrafters and artists.

Angie & DJ believe that quilting/sewing/crafting is a way to transform thoughts and emotions into beautiful, one-of-a-kind handmade items. And when helping those pieces make their way into the world, they believe in providing the highest-quality fabrics, tools, and supplies along with friendly, supportive help…and 5 Little Monkeys prides itself on making sure you have that.



Asheville Quilt Show
Board Member 2013-2016
Asheville Quilt Guild
Member since 2008    
Board member 2009-2010
Mountain Piecemakers Quilt Guild
Member 2008-2015
Board Member 2011-2014

Ribbons (we have to brag sometimes, right?)

Desert Quilters of Nevada - 1st Place
Madison County Fair - 1st Place
Madison County Fair - 1st Place
Madison County Fair - Best of Show 2012
North Carolina Mountain State Fair - 1st Place 2015
North Carolina Mountain State Fair - 1st Place 2016
Asheville Quilt Guild - Honorable Mention 2015
Asheville Quilt Guild - 3rd Place 2016
Asheville Quilt Guild - 3rd Place (Group)

Project Linus
Habitat for Humanity
Brother Wolf
Home of the Brave
Quilts of Valor