Freedom Quilter: Patti Coppock / Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
Hello, my name is Patti Coppock. I have been sewing for 51 years, but quilting only the past 17 years. My mother taught me to make my own clothing when I was young and a few years ago I received a diploma in Apparel Technologies while living in Minneapolis, MN. Before that, my college education was focused on art.
Quilting became interesting to me when I began to see it as an art form. Repeating patterns and beautiful designs have always caught my attention. I am most happy when I am working on a quilt project I love.
Freedom Quilter: Ann Olson / Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA
I am passionate about free-motion quilting. There is so much creative expression in the thread work designs that can go into each quilt as each quilt top is unique. I love doing quilting for other people. They provide the palette for my artistic expression. My quilting style is a freehand drawing style, meaning I hand guide my longarm quilting machine in the pattern I create much like drawing on paper. So with my passion and love of quilting I now run my own Longarm Quilting Business, Ann’s Quilt N’ Stuff. It is wonderful to have a career I love.