Monday, April 3, 2017

The Canadian Sampler - Meet the Designers - Kathy Schwartz & Lori Suss

We hope you are enjoying making your Canadian Sampler Blocks!
Keep sharing your blocks on facebook and instagram with #thecanadiansampler and remember to tag us!

Kathy Schwartz and Lori Suss met in Flin Flon, Manitoba at a local guild meeting in 2003.  An instant friendship began and soon they were co-hosting guild programs that affectionately became known as the "Lori & Kathy Show" because of their completely different approaches to working on any project.

 In the fall of 2011 Lori moved to Dauphin and joined the local guild. The idea of designing their own quilt pattern to use as a Mystery project to be presented at both guilds is what sparked the start of their design business. From there Highway 10 Designs was born, named after the highway that connects their two towns. Now seven patterns later, the drive to create is stronger than ever and they are looking forward to seeing what is around the next corner for Highway 10 Designs. 

Visit their Facebook page where they share pictures of their quilts and quilts made by others using their patterns.

Lori Suss & Kathy Schwartz from Highway 10 Designs

Besides being pattern designers both are professional Longarm quilters—a dream that came true for Kathy in 2009 and for Lori in 2012.

Kathy is the owner of Tamarack Shack Longarm Quilting located at Schist Lake near Flin Flon, MB. Visit her blog: Tamarack Shack

Lori is the owner of Night Owl Quilting and Dye Works located in Dauphin, MB. You can visit her blog: Night Owl Quilting & Dye Works  

Inspiration for Snowflake 

Lori and Kathy both grew up in Winnipeg and developed an appreciation for winter activities at a young age. Now as adults living in central (prairies) and northern (shield) Manitoba they still enjoy many winter activities like snow shoeing, cross country skiing, ice fishing or snow dyeing.  The Snowflake is a reflection of their love of winter and how they embrace Manitoba’s six months of snow each year.

Sign up for The Canadian Sampler and make this gorgeous quilt to Celebrate Canada's 150th Anniversary!

Registrations for The Canadian Sampler starting July 2017 are now open. 


Dee Emm said...

One of our members on linked your wonderful post about Highway 10 Designs. We adore that talented team. I a currently working on their "City Slicker" pattern. Very well written!! Thanks for highlighting Karen and Lori!!

Sew Sisters Quilt Shop said...

Thank you Dee Emm! :) We're very happy to have Kathy and Lori on this project.