Mary & Garry Olson are a quilting couple. Garry designs the quilts (he majored in art) and Mary sews them. Many of Garry’s designs are based on a combination of Jacobean, Persian and Celtic influences. He demos how a design takes shape, from an initial sketch to a finalized drawing. Mary takes Garry’s designs and makes a pattern, often adding appliqué elements. She shares using trapunto to increase interest and blue painter's tape to create cross hatch designs. Mary claims she sews at the speed of a turtle, but she and Garry are winning top prizes with their quilts.
Next, sister team Barbara Groves and Mary Jacobson of Me and My Sister Designs have a long history: they have owned a quilt shop together, written books and patterns, and designed fabric lines for Moda. They share a clever four-patch technique that will impress you!