Designer Profile

Sue Harvey & Sandy Boobar of Pine Tree Country Quilts

www.pinetreecountryquilts.com

Sue and Sandy have nearly 50 years of quilting experience between them. Sue began quilting in the mid-1980s after everyone in her family and all of her friends decided they didn’t have another inch of space for anything cross-stitched. Sandy started in the early 1990s because she was so jealous of a quilt that a friend had made that she learned how to make one of her own. They have been working together on quilt designs for five years. They each also have their own quilting business.

Sandy is a longarm machine quilter. She bought her first machine in 1996 to finish her own quilts. She set it up in her bedroom, the only room big enough for the 12-foot table, and soon had quilters parading through the room picking up and dropping off their many quilt tops. She finally moved her machine and business from her bedroom to what was supposed to have been her husband’s new garage. She jokes that there was never a vehicle in the building—the garage doors came out, walls went up and Sandy’s Hideaway Quilts opened.

Sue began working for a national quilting magazine in 1995 as a technical reader and quilt designer. She assisted with development of a new quilting magazine and worked as one of its editors for many years. She continues to work as a freelance editor and technical proofreader for several publications, fabric companies and independent designers. She has been busy designing and making quilts for publication during all of those years. She is the author of two books and coauthor of five others.

Sue and Sandy met because of Sandy's longarm business. In 2005, they began collaborating on quilt designs, a fabric shop and kitting business. They formed Pine Tree Country Quilts, named because they each live in a grove of pine trees in the middle of Maine. They regularly design and make quilts for magazines and fabric companies and put together fabric kits for their designs. They sell their kits and patterns to quilters and shops around the world by phone and from their Web site. In 2010, their first book was published and a series of 12 books soon followed. They try to stay busy!

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PTN2536-10

Ocean Crossing - PTNB0118

Poetry in Motion - PTN2508

Peaceful Retreat - PTN2515

Winter Refuge - PTN2503

Garden Tour - PTN2476

Reflection - PTNB0075

Playground Paths - PTNB0063

Chickadee Haven - PTN2288

Beach Walk - PTN2228

Joyful Window - PTN2217

Forest Still Life - PTN2205

Dinosaur Days - PTN2210

In and out - PTN2173

Easy Breezy - PTN2185

Spirited Stars - PTN2104

Cityscape - PTN2112

Brrr Stars - PTN2118

Migration - PTN2142

Confetti Plaid - PTN1976

Woodland Garland - PTN2073

Whirling Table Set - PTN1979

Shattered Crystals - PTN1974

Bejeweled Wings Set - PTN2039

Land of the Free - PTN2042

Nature's Stripes - PTN2015

Sunset Still Life - PTN1939

Space Walk - PTN1949

Quilter's Medallion - PTN1922

Butterfly Gallery - PTN1916

Winter Café - PTN1864

Morning Flight - PTN1859

Wild Refuge - PTN1892

Botanical Bliss - PTN1905

Cartwheels & Splits - PTN 1819

Lodge View - PTN 1802

Confetti Explosion - PTN1745

Prickly Heat - PTN1743

Flight Paths - PTN1720

Skipping Stones - PTN1062

Warp Speed - PTN938

Pirates of the Crib - PTN946

Construction Zone - PTN937

Garden Diary - PTN963

Storm Warning - PTN916

Cinnamon Toast - PTN908

Alpine Forest - PTN901

Abracadabra - PTN869

Center Stage - PTN865

New Angle on Fats - PTN840

Four Patch Maze - PTN836

Winter Magic - PTN818

Fractured Star - PTN759

Fishing Cabins - PTN781

Gold’s Got the Blues - PTN745

Uptown Medallion - PTN631

Pipeline - PTN619

Glitzy Windows - PTN593

Shadow Stars - PTN594

Autumn Ripple - PTN559

Baby Blocks - PTN572

Build-a-Quilt - PTN521

Italian Tiles - PTN476

Stay on the Path! - PTN463

Stones & Skins - PTN396

Forest Glades - PTN353

Mosaic Stars - PTN370

Snow & Ice - PTN312

Boxes & Bars - PTN237

Set In Stone - PTN282

Double Links - PTN240

Morning Glow - PTN204

Wake Up Sleepyhead

Autumn View