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St. Cyprien, France May 2006

Pati Shambaugh

     Pati discovered her grandmother’s quilts as a child. She would ask Gay about Grandma Helyn.  It was the quilt Helyn made for Gay before she died, a Grandmother’s Flower Garden, that inspires Pati‘s quilting.

     Pati sewed her own clothes most of her life. She began designing clothing and costumes in College. She earned her BS of Home Economics in 1977 from Otterbein College .

     When Gay “retired”, Pati took the reins at the shop.  Pati had been teaching quilting since the mid 1980’s.  She was already teaching the technique she originated for the Grandmother’s Flower Garden which was faster than the English Paper Piecing Method.  In May 1996 this became her product called Quilt Patis.  She followed with a line of patterns that use her Quilt Patis called “Tech~Spec”©™.

      Pati’s “Weekend Charm Vest” was published in the last Quilting USA before it became Quilting International.  She was the guest on Simply Quilts (#509) with the Quilt Patis and Double Bloom© variation. 

     Pati and Gay travel anywhere to teach at quilt guilds and shows.  June 2005 Pati presented her class called “Be A TWIT*” at the NQA Quilt Show in Columbus, Ohio.  May 2006 they traveled in France where they taught at quilt guilds in Avignon and St. Cyprien. They lived with a wonderful quilter’s family for a week in France.


Gay Dell

      Gay is the inventor of Hoop~de~deux, the original border hoop, and the Cinch Hoop. Quilters internationally have recognized our quality since we introduced the Hoop~de~Deux in 1987. In 1994, Gay was awarded patent #5303486 on her Cinch Hoop as the first single ring combined with a groove, bungee cord and bungee cord fastener in the quilting industry.

      While making fabric sleeves for the border hoop she began writing songs about life with a quilting theme to tie them together.  This became “Emma Sings! The First Quilters’ Songbook”©.  Inside you will find about 50 songs illustrated with designs that can be used as quilting, red work, appliqué, etc. The songbook is great for entertainment at guild meetings or picnics.

      Gay earned a BFA/BS in Education from Capitol University.  She has taught Art to K-12 and adults.



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