For the past 5 or 6 years Patty Knochel has been coming to town during this time of year. She is much like her sister, Eleanor Burns. Witty, entertaining and quite skilled at the hobby of quilting. She comes in her van loaded with all kinds of quilting books (the ones her sister writes) and rulers (the kind that goes with all those new patterns in the books). AND of course, there are always lots of quilts for us to ohhh... and ahhh... over. She shows us how to sew together all the projects in Eleanors' newest book and which rulers to use to get the job done quick. She keeps us laughing with all her little sister stories and the adventures she has had since the last time we saw her. At the end of the evening we all go home with new books and rulers to keep us busy till she comes back next year. We always look forward to those visits from Patty.