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Pat Yamin has been quilting for over 30 years. She has amassed a large collection of antique quilt tops and blocks. Her collections are frequently requested for trunk shows and have been invited for exhibition at a number of major shows across the country.
A pioneer in the quilting field, she started Come Quilt With Me in 1981. It has evolved from a mail-order company to become a major manufacturing concern. Her antique quilts serve as design inspiration for the acrylic templates her company manufactures. Pat is also the inventor of the Brooklyn Revolver™, an assortment of rotary-cutting turntables popular with quilters the world over. Pat has appeared on numerous television programs. She has also been a frequent guest on the Martha Stewart Living radio show.
From her base in Brooklyn, New York, she travels extensively to national quilting events and is frequently asked to teach, lecture, and judge. Her booth is always packed with customers looking for the newest gadget Pat has either invented or found to sell to quilters.
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Margo’s real name is Morakot, which means emerald in Thai. Born in Bangkok, Thailand to immigrant Chinese parents, she grew up in an environment that encouraged hard work and education. She graduated in Mathematics and worked in Information Technology, before giving it all up to be with her two children.
In 2006, she decided to take a quilting class in an adult education program at a local high school. With the help from her teacher, Marsha Drennen, she made her first quilt from nine-patch blocks. Since then, she has been making quilts for friends and family.
When she and her friends needed a baby gift for friends at church, rag quilts were a frequent choice because they work up quickly. One spring, they made rag quilts for five girls at church who were graduating from high school. By then, she was weary of always making rag quilts full of squares and rectangles. Was there, she wondered, another way to make rag quilts that would still be fast, but more varied in design and possibly using less fabric? After much thought, she came up with what seemed like a fantastic idea, and in 2010, her Faux Rag Quilting technique was born.
Her love of quilting has grown steadily since her first muddled attempt at nine-patch. The creativity of quilting, the opportunity to share her technique, and the possibility of further innovation, are enormously rewarding aspects of her life.
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