I never get tired of saying that without the input of the testers who spend so much time testing and commenting on my patterns, it would not be possible to bring them to light. This part of pattern writing is the most beautiful and rewarding. See how your creation comes to life and how it is interpreted (and in many cases improved) by several people who altruistically dedicate part of their resources to bring this work to a successful conclusion.
Here is a small sample of his work.
Carrie Hauser is the longarm quilter behind Lovebug Longarming, located in Raleigh, NC, USA. When she’s not at a sewing machine, she’s listening to true-crime podcasts and playing with her dog, Maisie. Find her on instagram at LovebugLongarming.
I live in Duluth, Minnesota, on the shore of Lake Superior. We have fairly long winters so I’m happy to have some quilts to snuggle under! I’ve been making quilts for four years and I’m sure I’ll be quilting for many more because somehow I have acquired a stash that needs to be used up!
My Grandmother taught me how to sew when I was a child and gave me my first sewing machine. I was away from sewing for many years but am glad to have rediscovered this hobby. She crocheted and knitted many afghans and sweaters, but I like to think she’d be happy to see my quilts.
As a pattern tester for Verbena, I learned a lot (always a good thing). I love this pattern and I have started my second Verbena quilt with a third one swirling around in my head. So I’m a little obsessed with the evening outdoor party!
My name on Instagram is Kaizmom. It doesn’t seem very creative, but I’m including a picture of Kai and me on the lake shore.
Christine is a quilter from Versailles, France and, as you can see in the photos, she is a master in the combination and choice of printed fabrics for her quilts. You may find her on Instagram @lopolokko and also on her Etsy shop, where she has recently started selling some of her fabulous quilts.
Originally from France, I made a home for my family in the gorgeous English Countryside over 25 years ago.
I started sewing 5 years ago and it quickly became a much needed creative outlet. I initially made bags, lots of bags in cork and tweed and waxed canvas. Like a lot of people Lockdown has been a challenging time which for me resulted in a slight shift in passion, and this has led me to the wonderfully energising world of quilting.
And now I find myself inspired by and passionate about the colours, designs, history (from traditional to modern), texture and skills involved in quilting.