company ”Tre Damer” (in English: Three Ladies)
was registered in June of 1998 as a result of three friends
with a common passion for patchwork and a burning wish to
make a hobby into “something more”. The name
was one of many suggested, but came out a strong winner!
Today we are only two ladies left in the company, but the
name is so well known in the Norwegian quilting community
that we decided to keep it. The two of us are also sisters!
Our first project was for a Norwegian fabric- and quilt
supply dealer, for whom we made a couple of small booklets
with quilt patterns. At the same time we started our own
line of quilt patterns, and made a small book with quilts
and clothes for babies. The name of the book is: “Har
dere mønster til……småsaker til småfolk”,
and it is for sale in “The Shop”, Norwegian edition
Our main product, “Magic with Triangles” has
its own story which you can read on the Magic with Triangle’s
pages. The Norwegian version has been on the market since
1999, with a lot of updates, and it is now the “new
and improved” product that you will find in “The
Shop” today, both Norwegian and English version. Along
the way we have added grids, and there are now a total of
10 different inch-sizes and 10 different metric sizes, the
most used sizes. This is a product that we are satisfied
with and which has led us on to our most exciting project
ever, the BOOK!
In cooperation with the American publisher Martingale & Co,
our first “real” book, “Hooked on Triangles” was
released in September 2004. All projects in the book
are based on our triangle tool “Magic with Triangles”.
To write a book was a new and exciting project for us,
and a lot of work and energy invested to finish
according to plan. If you have comments to the book, please
send us a mail and let us know.
Kristin and Turid