Outlaw Creations Quilt Pattern business was started 10 years ago by Rocky Morris, Betty Green (Rocky's mother) and Alice Besler. The 3 of them have been quilting friends for years. "We were tired of making the same old thing or re-vamping all of the patterns we bought so we decided to make our own and make them original, so the name "Outlaw" fits us perfectly." Rocky even rides a horse named "Outlaw" and he has certainly lived up to his name. Alice is the main designer and her husband Marvin is the mathematician; and because of their expertise, they have this awesome layout page for their patterns that really benefits the "visual" person that hates to read the instructions (like Rocky). Many of the patterns contain center panels utilizing log cabin designs. Other patterns contain paper piecing and appliques. The instructions are so good these quilts are great even for beginners.
After the patterns have been designed, they have several friends that they give the patterns to. Each is asked to make the patterns, then critique them for clarity and errors. The Outlaws hate buying a pattern that has errors that require fixing. Delores Stiltner has made many of the Outlaw Creations quilt patterns. She says they are easy to follow and problem free. She loves to watch her stash disappear while making these scrappy quilts. All of us Outlaws are grey-haired ladies that love to sew, and we lead very full lives.
Marvin and Alice are retired and enjoy gardening and Marvin is a welder. Alice has taught many quilt classes in the Pacific Northwest. She has won many awards in local, stat and regional competitions, including Governor's Award at the Boise Quilt Show, and Judges Choice and Best of Category at numerous quilt shows through out the Northwest. Rocky is a semi-retired rancher who either chases cows or works on the ranch every day, but her favorite jobs are done off of her horses. Betty is retired, and for 81, is in great shape. She still makes a beautiful quilt, and would like to slow down some, but Rocky and Alice won't let her. All of the Outlaws will have quilts for sale at the Sisters Quilt Show in July, and the Eureka Montana Quilt Show in August. They have been selling quilts in Sisters for about 20 years, and Eureka for 10 years.Their quilts have all been winners in judged quilt shows They also attend quilt shows with their patterns as vendors.Prairie Girls Quilt Shop sold the Outlaw Creations patterns when we had a store front. We have known these wonderful ladies for over 10 years, and are pleased to be supporting these wonderful, wacky creative ladies again! Their three most recent quilt patterns are Misty Blue, The Eagle Has Landed and Panel Magic. Panel Magic and Misty Blue can be purchased with or without panels. Check out all their wonderful patterns on the Prairie Girls Website, we know you'll love them.