Saturday, October 11, 2014

The Max and Louise Pattern Company

 At our Applique Group's meeting yesterday we were treated to a talk and Show and Tell by Lisa and Louise from the Max and Louise Pattern Company. They shared their journey with starting their business in developing patterns and how they work collaboratively. They make all of their designs in two colour-ways and it's surprising how different the designs can be just by using different fabric selections. Their first design was The Unknown Quilt- based on two different antique quilt designs.
 This is their 18th Century Stars design.
 This is their Tessellate design.
 Their Gracedale Doves pattern is based on an antique quilt shown by Lou on the right of the photo. They have included templates for the doves block.

 They also have some lovely small quilt designs and these patterns include from 3 to 5 designs in each pattern set.






 I love the printed text on the background fabric of this lovely little quilt.



As you can see they are very talented and prolific quilters and I'm sure we'll see lots more of their designs in the future. For US readers they distribute through The Quilt Merchant and Homestead Hearth. I have bought a lot of their patterns and they are well set-out and easy to understand. The girls even gave us free patterns for a mug bag and mat and a frame bag for a rotary cutter.
Thanks for the lovely Show and Tell Lisa and Lou. I hope you enjoy seeing their lovely quilts as much as I did yesterday.
Hugs, Jan Mac

1 comment:

Lisa Kerr said...

Thank you for your lovely post Jan. We had the best day with you girls. See you soon xx