Sunday, June 18, 2017

Past Perfect: Lori Smith

Floral Delight by Lori Smith
82" x 101"

This month's Past Perfect post is about Lori Smith whose Minnesota pattern company is named From My Heart to Your Hands.

Floral Delight seems to have been inspired by this
antique on the cover of the Quilt Engagement Calendar Treasury.

Eagle Applique
68" Square

Here's her web store:

New Beginnings, 49-1/2" Square
Lori is probably best known for her small quilts inspired by
traditional design.

Kathleen Gregory won a ribbon
at this week's Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival
with a wall quilt in a Lori Smith pattern.

Lori has a Fit to Frame Series. This one is
number 13---18" x 24"

But she also sells patterns for large quilts, applique & pieced, wool applique, BOM's---
a wide variety.
All inspired by quilts from the past.

Virginia's Star
This pattern comes with blocks finishing
from 4-1/2" to 10-1/2"
The finished quilt can be 39" across or 91".

Quilt signed & dated ELH 1839
Collection of the Shelburne Museum

Was this antique was her inspiration?

Road to Freedom 
67" x 74"

Pretty in Pink 
39-1/2" x 49-1/2"

Lori doesn't teach, lecture or design fabric. She just creates and sells patterns.
A great specialization.
Look for her booth at quilt shows.

Scott T. Dog
16" x 20"


  1. I love her patterns. I'm making her Anna's Garden now. It's a lot of applique.

  2. You always have such pretty quilts to show. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and the photos.

  3. Indeed, she makes very inspiring patterns. In fact, I don't often buy patterns, but when I do, I buy hers. Hmmm, sounds a bit like a beer commercial. Thanks for sharing.