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Pat Delaney’s Crabtree Lane Quilt Retreat

Announcing our fourth getaway in the beautiful White Mountains! Our focus will be on “strip piecing.” We’ll explore various styles and work on your own personal project.

Date: October 21–25, 2022
Location: Silver Fox Inn, Waterville Valley, NH

The retreat includes:
  • Two days of class with Pat

  • Many great surprises

  • Free time for lots of sewing

  • Show and Tell

  • Delicious meals

  • Comfortable double and single rooms

The pricing is all inclusive: room, all meals, afternoon wine hour, and spacious sewing room. Submit your $100 deposit to reserve your space (balance is due September 1, 2022).

Email pat@crabtreelane.com for more info

New Quilt: Rosslyn Tartan

My newest quilt, Rosslyn Tartan, made its debut at Vermont Quilt Festival in June.

It is the first full size, whole cloth quilt I’ve made, and it did very well in competition. The top is washed red silk with a bright fuchsia silk back. The silk really shows off the quilting which, as you know, is my favorite part of quilt making. I did heavy quilting with Aurifil cotton 50 weight thread in three shades of red. The designs were chosen to highlight the stone carvings in Rosslyn Chapel near Edinburgh, Scotland. The bottom three rows are the stars, roses, and lilies carved in the ceiling. The large center medallion is outlined in diamond shapes from the walls. There are thistles based on my own photographs taken in the Edinburgh Castle Garden. Two narrow sashings are of the crown of thorns design from the chapel columns. My signature “Pat tracks” quilting design and pumpkin seed stitch are the basic background fillers.

I was pleased to receive a purple ribbon of excellence which means 98 out of 100 points in the unique grading system of VQF. I also received the special award, Best Machine Quilting, one of the show’s major prizes.
This quilt and another of mine, Modern Reflections, will be included in the silk exhibit at New England Quilt Museum beginning May 1.

Join me on May 11, 2022 for the opening reception and lecture.

Brown Bag Trunk Show with Pat Delaney

Join me for a brief luncheon lecture at the New England Quilt Museum on April 5, 2018. You bring a brown bag lunch, and I’ll bring lots of my colorful quilts. I'll discuss my color choices on each one, plus what inspired them. Hope to see many of you there!

Hosted by New England Quilt Museum
Location: 18 Shattuck St, Lowell, Massachusetts 01852
Date: Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 12:30 PM–1:30 PM

Pat is a BERNINA Ambassador

Pat is now a BERNINA Ambassador! She will be promoting the newest lines of BERNINA computer machines and is currently sewing on a BERNINA 790 plus and Q20.

Updated: Aug 20, 2019