In 1979, Mario Ouellette acquired the Pénélope store, which specializes in the sale of fabrics, which is located on Prince Street in Saint-Constant.
In 1984, he tried the combination of selling sewing machines (White and Husqvarna) with the fabrics. Given the success, he moved to Saint-Pierre Street (small pink house) in Saint-Constant.
In 1991, Georgette Baribeau, who is a professional in the field of Haute Couture, created her couture school and joined Mario Ouellette.
In 1999, a unique opportunity opens up to them. They join the Tissues Club of Saint-Hubert and can therefore expand.
In 2008, a new generation joined the management, Gabriel Ouellette. We are a team dedicated to being at the forefront of new sewing techniques.
In 2010, a new branch in Sherbrooke within the Tissus Club opened its doors due to a great demand from its clientele.
In 2014, Penelope Sewing Machines continues to listen to its customers and distributes the line of Handi Quilter dive machines and Juki industrial machines. What makes Penelope sewing machines the largest sewing machine center in Quebec.
In 2016, Penelope Sewing Machines is the 2016 winner, the pantheon of excellence, for service and retail business delivered by the Chamber of Commerce.
In 2017, Pénélope sewing machines opened a third branch in Laval, positioning it as a must in the purchase of a sewing machine in Quebec.
In 2019, Penelope Sewing Machines wins the Babylock Samurai Award! We are in the top 10 for sale of sewing machines in North America.
Since the year 1979, the success and success of Pénélope sewing machines are due to the determination of the owners Mario Ouellette, Georgette Baribeau and Gabriel Ouellette who have managed to provide a personalized service to their customers.