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I wa ss oh a p p yt oh a v er e c e n t l yh a dt h ec h a n c et o t a l kwi t hmyf r i e n d , P atSl oa n , a n da s kh e ra l l k i n d s oft h i n g st h atI wa sd y i n gt ok n o wa b ou th e r ! I ’ v e b e e nonh e rr a d i os h o waf e wt i me s , s oi twa sf u nt o “ t u r nt h et a b l e s ” a n di n t e r v i e wh e r . . . P ati sr e a l l yk i n dofa“ s u pe r h e r o ” t ome s h ed e s i g n sq u i l t s , d e s i g n sf a b r i cf orMod a , t r a v e l s a l l ov e rt h ewor l dt ot e a c h , a n dh os t sa we e k l yr a d i os h o w. I na d d i t i ont oa l l oft h at , s h ea l s owr i t e sb ook s ( 30s of a r ! ! ) ,h a sapop u l a rb l oga n di sv e r ya c t i v e ons oc i a l me d i aa swe l l . Sh ei ss u pe rf r i e n d l y , f u n , a n dh e l pf u l , a n d s e e mst ok n o wj u s ta b ou te v e r y on e i nt h eq u i l t i n gi n d u s t r y ! He rl at e s tf a b r i cl i n e , Th eS we e tL i f e , i sa v a i l a b l ei ns t or e sn o w.

J. S.Pat -Ij ustcrackedupwh enIreadt h est oryonyourwebsi t eaboutyour fi rstqui l t !Canyout el lmebri efl yh ow yougotst art edwi t hqui l t i n g? P. S.Myfi rstfi rstqui l tdi dNOTi n spi remet oqui l t . .h a!Butmyfri en dGwyndi d. Sh et ol dmeI' n eeded't ol earnandsi gn edmeupfort h eal lbyh an d,cardboard t empl at e,1 2week' Learnt oqui l t 'course.I tch an gedmyl i fe. ( Cl i ckh eret oreadaboutPat ’ sfi rstqui l t .I t ’ sani n credi bl yen t ert ai n i n gst ory! ) J. S.Youh adacomput erbackgroun dbeforeyoubecameaqui l tdesi gn er-Doyou fi n dt h oseski l l sh el pfuli nwh atyoudon ow? P. S.Massi vel yh el pful .Iwri t eal lmypat t ern s.Iwrot esoft warecode,i t ' st h esame t h i ng.Leaveoutadi rect i onandt h i n gsgowron g.

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J. S.Wh atgaveyout h econ fi den ce t oswi t chcareerst ot h equi l t i n g i ndust ry?Orwasi toutofn ecessi t y, suchasal ayoff? P. S.Ih aveal wayswant edt oownmy ownbusi ness,si nceIwasal i t t l egi rl . I tj ustt ookawh i l et ofi n dmypassi on an dbui l dupen oughex pert i sei nt h at t oqui tmyj oban ddoi t !Il i ket osay t h atmyh usbandan dIj ustj umped offt h ecl i ffon eday,qui tourj obs an dst art ed,wi t hn osafet yn et !An d t h at ' spret t ymucht h et rut h .Wedi d notret i refrom an yt h i ng1 5 yrsagowej ustqui tandst art edadesi gn busi ness. J. S.It h i n kIh eardt h atyoul i vedi n Bel gi um asat eenager?Di dl i vi n g abroadi n fl uen ceyourdesi gnst yl e? Orperh apsyourl i fest yl e? P. S.Th i si sasuperi n t erest i n gquest i on ,oneI ' vet h ough taboutoffan d on.Wh enyouareaki d,yourl i fei s aboutbei ngaki d,butl at erwh enyou t h i n kabouti t ,yourch i l dh oodseems t oform al otofwh atyoubecome. Il i vedi nGermanyfi rst ,andt h eni n Bel gi um. . .st art i n gi n5t hgrade t h roughgraduat i onofHi ghSch ool . Lat erIworked1 2yearswi t ha st affof40 programmerswh o camefrom al lovert h eworl d.We wereamul t i cul t uralcompan y.Li vi n g

i nt h emet roWash i n gt onDC area for30 yearsh asal soformedmy mul t i cul t urall i fe.Ifeelvery comfort abl ewh enman ydi fferen t l an guagesarebei n gspoken ,an dl ove meet i n gan dl earn i n gaboutpeopl e from ot h erpl aces.How t h eyl i ve, wh att h eyl i ket oeat ,h ow t h ey cel ebrat e. . . Soi nt h el on grunIdot h i n kmy ch i l dh oodspen ti not h ercoun t ri es formedme.Mayben otfrom a desi gnsen se,butformedmy person al i t y.

J. S.Wh ati syourfabri c desi gn processl i ke? P. S.Iusual l yh avesomesortof t h emean dcol orwaybeforeIst art , t h enIdosket ch eswh i cht urni nt o t h edesi gn s.Mysket ch esareoft en vari at i on sofmyappl i quean dqui l t i ng st i t ch es.Iworkverycl osel ywi t h t h eModast affasI ' mn otat rai n ed t ex t i l eart i st ,Iwrot esoft warefor al i vi n gusi n gwords.Ikn ow wh at col orsan di magesIl ovean dt oget h er wet urnmysket ch esi n t obeaut i ful fabri cs.


J. S.Youdoal otofmach i neappl i que-wh atdrawsyout ot h att ech n i que? P. S.It h i n kappl i quei st h emostfreei n gofdesi gnopt i on s.Nopoi n t st omat chand i t ' sveryeasyt ocreat ebeaut i fulsoftcurves.Ial wayswan t edt omakequi l t s wi t hfl owersan dt h i sal l owsmet ot alfreedom.

J. S.Doyouh avean yot h er favori t equi l t i ngt ech ni ques? P. S.Il oveal lqui l t i ng,some t ech ni quesIl oveaweebi tmore t h anot h ers,wi n k!I fyouh ang outwi t hme,you' l lseet h atIdo l oveat ri an gl e,t h eymakequi l t s won derful !

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J. S.Yout ravelal ot -youmustl ovei t ! Wh ati syourfavori t epart ?Least favori t epart ? P. S.Myfavori t epartoft ravel i n gi s meet i ngnew peopl ewh eret h eyl i ve. Wedri vet omostevent ssoIsee amaz i n gpart soft h ecoun t ryt h at youn everseei fyoufl yt ot h el ocat i on .Il ovei tal l ,from t h esmal l estof t ownswi t hon eredl i gh t ,t omassi ve bi gci t i es.Myh usban dandIwork t oget h ersowet ravelt oget h erand weh aveagreatt i me. Th edi ffi cul tpartoft raveli sl eavi n g mycomput erbeh i n d!Ireal l ymi ssmy bi gscreenan dal lt h est uffIh ave accesst o.Wedoh aveawayt oget i nt ern etan ywh ere,an dIdoworkon myt abl etandmyph on e,butIki ss mybi gmoni t orwh enIwal ki nt h e dooraft erbei n gaway!

J. S.I naddi t i ont ot ravel ,desi gn i ngfabri c an dpat t ern s,wri t i n gbooks,et c.youal so h ostaweekl yradi osh ow!Ph ew! ! !We woul dal ll ovet okn ow h ow youman agei t al l .Doyouh aveafavori t et i meman agementt ri ck?How doyoust ayorgan i z ed? P. s.Iam aborn“ organ i z er� ,soi th el ps.I h avesch edul es,cal en dar,l i st s,an dpl an s.I revi ew t h em ALL t h et i met ost ayon t rack.An dIworkeverydayfor1 0t o1 2 h oursaday.Un l essI ' m rech argi ng,wh i ch onl yh appen saboutt wi ceayear.SoI workpret t ymuchworkeverydayof t h eyear. 1 8


J. S.Ofal loft h e“ h at s”t h atyouwear,doyouh aveafavori t e?Leastfavori t e? P. S.Il oveal lmyh at spret t yequal l yex ceptEdi t i n g!Edi t i n gi susual l yt h el east favori t epartofwh atanydesi gn ermustdo,an dI ' mn oex cept i on .Ih avet o swi t chmybrai nfrom creat i vesi det ot ech n i calsi de,t h enwai tafew daysfor i tt oswi t chback!


J. S.Yourefert oyourh usband,Gregg, ast h e“ sh i ppi n gdepart ment ” -al t h ough I ’ m suret h ath edoesmuchmoret h an t h at !Wh ati si tl i keworki n gwi t hyour spouse,ful lt i me,everyday? • P. S.Greggal soi st h eaccoun t ant , ordererofal lt h i ngs( books,pat t erns, et c) ,t h eeven tpl an ner,an dgen eral j ackofal lt radest h atmakesal lt h e beh i n dt h escen est h i n gsrunsmoot h l y. Th eunex ci t i n gst uffnobodywan t st o kn ow about .Th i si sa2person busi n esssoh edoest h et h i n gsIdon ' t do.Peopl easkmeal oth ow Ican workwi t hmyh usban d,orrat h er t h eyt el lmet h eycoul dNEVER doi t ! West art edourbusi nesssowe coul dworkt oget h er.Wet ravel verywel lt oget h er,sot h ati s al waysgreat .Wedoh avepol ar opposi t eworkst yl es.Th atmean s weh avet oworkonseparat e fl oorsi nt h eh ouse. I t ' sagoodt h i ng,t rustme. J. S.I fyouweren’ ti nt h equi l t i ngi n dust ry,wh atdoyout h i n kyou’ dbedoi n gfora l i vi n g? P. S.Wel l ,Ial readydi don eful ll i fet i meofacareerasasoft waredevel operan d manager.SoI ' m oncareern umber#2.Butl et ' ssayforcareer#2Idi dn' tdo qui l t i n g. . .Ineededach an geatt h atpoi n ti nmyl i fe( wh enIbecameaqui l tdesi gner) ,soi fIkn ew t h enwh atIkn ow n ow. . .t h enIt h i n kIwoul dh avedon esomet h i n gi nt h et raveli n dust ry.Wh enIl eftcomput ersasaful lt i mej ob,Iwasready forach an get oat ot al l ydi fferen tt ypeofworkwi t hat ot al l ydi fferen tcust omerbase.Th et raveli n dust rywoul dh aveful fi l l edt h atdesi re,j ustl i kequi l t i n g h as.


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