As with many of her patterns, her first design was to satisfy a need. Frustrated with constantly losing needles and misplacing scissors and thread, she created her own sewing kit. The local quilt shop offered to sell the pattern if she would write it. That was in 1998 and the start of what is now a thriving quilt design venture. Susan's patterns range from quilts, wall hangings, tote bags, table runners and of course, her original pattern, the sewing kit. She now specializes in realistic floral designs that have her traveling through out the country teaching.
Susan Loland has been sewing most of her life but didn't get into designing until she began quilting. When her local church asked her to teach a class on quilting, it meant learning to write directions for other people to follow.
Susan began as a professional photographer and started teaching as a hobby. It's that photography and artistic background that has added a unique touch to many of her designs. When she's not busy designing patterns, Susan is teaching people how to create from those patterns. She sees teaching as an opportunity to support and encourage women.
Grande Prairie, Alberta
Canada T8V 6N7