Kathy Schwartz and Lori Suss met in Flin Flon, MB at a local guild meeting in 2003. An instant friendship began and soon they were co-hosting guild programs that affectionately became known as the "Lori & Kathy Show" because of their completely different approaches to working on any project. In the fall of 2011 Lori moved to Dauphin and joined the local guild. The idea of designing their own quilt pattern to use as a Mystery project to be presented at both guilds is what sparked the start of their design business. That project was their first pattern called Alternate Routes. From there Highway 10 Designs was born, named after the highway that connects their two towns. Now 14 patterns later, the drive to create is stronger than ever and they are looking forward to seeing what is around the next corner for Highway 10 Designs. Visit their Facebook page or Instagram account, where they share pictures of their quilts and quilts made by others using their patterns.
Besides being pattern designers both are professional Longarm quilters. Their dream of being coming longarm quilters came true for Kathy in 2009 and for Lori in 2012. Kathy is the owner of Tamarack Shack Longarm Quilting now located in Emo, ON. Visit her blog at tamarackshack.blogspot.com. Lori is the owner of Night Owl Quilting and Dye Works located in Selkirk, MB. You can visit her blog at nightowlquilting.blogspot.com.