Lorraine Stangness of Country Creations has been designing patterns and books since 1989. She has published over 120 patterns and 17 books. Many of her earlier patterns have been out of print for some time. By popular demand, Lorraine will be bringing many of them back to the public by offering them on the website as PDF - Downloadable patterns. In our global world and the increasing cost of shipping, Downloadable patterns will reach many more quilters than ever in the past.
Her PIECED PICTORIAL designs are "one of a kind" designs. Using the "connector corner" technique and section piecing, the patterns are very organized in their layout. In future newsletters and also on the website, Lorraine will be featuring in depth printable lessons on both of the above techniques. Watch for updates!
Lorraine's also has an extensive knowledge and expertise in Machine Quilting on your home machine. Lorraine has taught over 500 classes of Machine Quilting and has written the book "Magical Machine Quilting and Embellishment" of which many have stated is the best and most extensive book written about machine quilting. She will be posting samples of the quilting and notes about new designs and how to do them.
Many years ago Lorraine began sewing her binding on her quilts using four separate strips of binding and created a "sewn miter" on all four corners. This technique will be posted on the website in the future.
During her years running her shop, Lorraine developed many patterns based on the fabric lines she ordered. Coming soon to the website, she will upload a number of free patterns for your use.
34 Strathmore Lakes Bay
Strathmore, AB T1P 1L8