Meet Artisan Patti Trygg from Portland, Maine

I have been sewing since the age of 5; taught by my mother who stressed to me that the garment I was making 'has to look as good on the inside as it does on the outside'.

I made my first quilt while in high school with scraps of every kind of fabric and tied it with yarn. I continued making quilts on and off and learned how to machine quilt in 1998 on my early 1950's 301 Singer Slant-Arm machine. In 2000, I bought my first Gammill Longarm quilting machine and started quilting quilts for customers. I have since bought a computer-guided longarm, and still quilt for other people. 


I make custom machine pieced & machine quilted quilts, tote bags, table runners & wall hangings. My style is somewhat a combination of eclectic & traditional. My pieces are usable & washable. I like vintage fabrics such as bark cloth & feed sacks & use them in my products whenever possible, I pay great attention to detail; I LOVE pockets in tote bags! All wall hangings have a 'sleeve' on the back so they are ready to slide onto a rod & be hung. I also make custom quilts to your order.


In addition to being accepted as a member of Maine Made, America’s Best, Maine Crafts Association and United Maine Craftsmen, I am very proud of my custom designed Cardinals and Pines wall hangings and table runners, copyrighted in 2013. On September 15, 2012 at the 14th annual Freeport, Maine Fall in the Village Art & Music Festival I was awarded the Best Crafter/Artisan Award for my Cardinals and Pines wall hanging.


Contact me at to inquire about custom quilts.