It all started when Rita was a vendor (Rita's Best Designs) at Houston Market a few years ago. Her booth was across from the magnificent Northcott Stonehenge display. Seeing the beautiful fabric all day, day after day, Rita naturally lusted after it. She finally asked a rep how she might acquire some, even though she was in no position to order bolts. She was introduced to Patti Carey, who told Rita of a special program. Rita could design a pattern for a fabric line, and Northcott would give her some fabric. Rita likes to play with computer software, owns EQ, and thought this was a wonderful opportunity. One small (large) problem... Rita is not a quilter. Knowing how to manipulate software is one thing, knowing how to put a quilt together is quite another. This is where Lori comes into the story. Rita and Lori have been friends for over 10 years. Rita has always been impressed with Lori's talent at every aspect of quilting. From piecing to long arm quilting to binding, Lori's work is impeccable. Who better to turn to for advice on quilt construction? It soon became apparent that Lori's contribution to the effort of making a pattern was as much as Rita's. So, a partnership was formed. This is a fun venture for the two, and they hope you enjoy their patterns!
FYI, Lori will piece and/or quilt and/or bind quilts for a fee. If you are interested, contact her at Lori@NineMilePatterns.com. You won't be disappointed!