Posted by: QWBlog on: October 27, 2011
Marje Rhine has been associated with QuiltWoman.com for a long, long time. A former systems programmer and IT manager, she stumbled on to quilting quite by accident.
“In 1999 after my Y2K project work was done I decided it was time to switch careers. My friend, Julie, had a quilt shop at the time and gave me the chance to teach quilting for her. As a joke I took home some of her fabric that was not selling and designed a pattern using the fabric. Both sold out so my new career as a quilt pattern designer started.”
And thus, Quilt Design NorthWest was born!
Marje has developed patterns with a number of unique techniques. She was big into paper piecing before paper piecing was big. Many of her most popular patterns are paper pieced.
Then came Marje’s Continuous Line Appliqué (CLA) desgins. What started as designs for her longarm turned into a series of patterns.
Many of Marje’s patterns feature not just a quilt, but also table runners, placemats and wall hangings. Below is just one example of Marje’s seasonal patterns. See all the seasonal “Get Set” patterns here.
Twelve years later, Marje is still designing and being an editor or American Quilter Magazine, but not doing much teaching. If you live in the NorthWest United States, you might see Marje and her patterns at one of the many quilting shows.
See all Marje’s patterns at QuiltWoman.com!