I have entered a tablerunner in the Quilting Gallery's Christmas table runners contest you still have a couple hours to vote for your favorite.
In June of 2010 I started volunteering as a pattern tester. It gives me an opportunity to perfect my skills and create items from patterns that I might not have purchased.
This is the first pattern I tested, it was a tablerunner called Every Day's A Holiday An Artful Table Runner. She sent me the fabric, Benartex Noel, pattern and a return envelope. I tested this pattern for Sarah Whitney at Quilt Patterns from Sweet Clover Canyon. I used e-mail to communicate with her and send her comments on the pattern. Upon completion I sent her the table runner and a picture. She used my name in the pattern as one of her testers.