More than 250 samples fill Lori's Country Cottage in Sherwood Park, Alberta. Owner Lori Bosecke inspires shoppers with a spectrum of samples, kits, fabric collections, quilting notions, and classes for quilters of any skill level. She also coordinates trips and cruises to foster stitching and quilting interests.
Front row, from left: Ellen Schubert, Sharon Dimond, Lorraine McLeod, Freda Lorentz, Velma Mallow, Lori Bosecke (owner), Kristen Bosecke, Joyce Walters, Judy Atlee, Laurrie Gerzanich, and Brenda Saluk; back row: Elaine Xenos, Del Marlow, Taya Merz, Sandra Ellis, Evelyn Osbaldeston, and Val Reid; not pictured: Lois Schatz and Bev Bayliss.
Designer Lidia Froehler of Cotton Treasure Design created Northern View for Quilt Sampler® Spring/Summer 2012 magazine. She invokes images of Canada with mountain units, Maple Leaf blocks, and Flying Geese units radiating from a center star.
Lori's Country Cottage owner Lori Bosecke machine-quilted a variety of intricate feather, leaf, and scroll motifs on the quilt. She stipple-quilted the cream print backgrounds of the center star and Maple Leaf blocks.
Quilt tester Laura Boehnke used a soft palette of fabrics featuring vintage-inspired motifs, including lamps, telephones, keys, and silhouettes. She simplified the design by using a stripe for the inner and middle borders. Fabrics are from the Daisy Cottage collection by Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet for Riley Blake Designs.