Hello! Welcome to Patti’s Patchwork where you’ll find my blog, my pattern shop, information on my lectures and workshops, and the occasional quilting tip or tutorial.
I have been with Northcott since 1986, filling many roles in the Marketing department and am currently Vice President – Public Relations. I feel blessed to be involved in an industry filled with so many kind generous people. I travel to quilt guilds and shops to inspire and educate quilters with interesting and entertaining presentations on how fabric is designed, and how to use it to our best advantage.
I dabbled in many crafts in my younger years. My mom taught me to sew when I was 7 and I sewed my wardrobe throughout high school and beyond. I began quilting in 1987 when Northcott made the transition from fashion to quilting fabric and I quickly became hooked. I have been designing quilts for Northcott and for numerous quilting magazines since 1995. I was a regular contributor to The Quilter magazine, Love of Quilting and Easy Quilts and continue to contribute to the F & W group of publications including McCall’s Quilting and Quiltmaker. Several of these projects have been cover quilts and best-sellers. In 2008 I started publishing my comprehensive line of quilt patterns that utilize efficient and time-saving techniques. I specialize in designing quilts using panels and border stripes.
Recently I have begun designing fabric as well. My first collection, Vino, designed for Northcott’s Banyan Batiks division, ships to quilt shops in November 2019.
I particularly enjoy teaching quilting. My evolving selection of popular project- and technique-based workshops has garnered return bookings at guilds and quilting conferences across North America. What a thrill it is for me to see a student take what they have learned in class and push it to the next level!
I live in southern Ontario and enjoy all 4 glorious seasons that this area offers. I am married to a very patient and understanding husband and have 2 wonderful grown sons. In my spare time, Hubby and I enjoy travelling, cycling, golfing, snowboarding, cooking and wine-tasting.