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3 Sisters
3 Sisters
3 Sisters is a collaboration born of mutual love and respect. This family of designers each dedicate their own voice to every collection. Vintage chic, country sophistication and an appreciation for the simple elegance of life are just a few of the stylistic threads that are woven into their designs. The widespread popularity of this dy­namic trio can be attributed to their keen eye for rich yet subtle color choices and a gentle finesse of both scale and pattern.



 
Abi Hall
Abi Hall
Abi Hall is an English Designer based on the sunny south east coast of Ireland. Trained as a fine art printmaker, Abi then went on to a career in Interior Design and now works full time as an illustrator and surface pattern designer. In her free time Abi can be found cooking Thai food, walking on the beach or with her head buried in a book.



 
Alex Anderson
Alex Anderson



 
American Jane
American Jane
Sandy Klop was first exposed to quilting in 1979 at her sister-in-laws when she returned from teaching in Iran. She went on to teach art in Saudi Arabia for the next four years. She loved the rich colors and patterns in the tiles and carpets of the Middle East. Back in California, Sandy began to make pattern samples for a local quilt store. From there she moved to machine quilting. She has worked at a local quilt shop and taught many quilt classes. In 2000 she published a series of quilt books with Jan Patek under the series title Folk Art Favorites before venturing out on her own as American Jane Patterns. In 2003 at Quilt Market Moda approached her to see if she would like to capture her look in fabric. She has been designing for Moda ever since. “Now I have a new fabric range from Moda every six months and I design quilt patterns to feature my new fabrics. I’m truly living my dream.”



 
Amy Ellis
Amy Ellis
Amy Ellis is an author, designer, quilter, blogger, wife and mom to four. Her books include Modern Basics; Easy Quilts to Fit Your Budget, Space and Style, Modern Basics II; 14 Easy Patchwork Quilt Patterns, Modern Neutrals; A Fresh Look at Neutral Quilt Patterns, and she’s contributed to a number of other books. Amy writes a regular column in Quilty magazine about quilting on your home sewing machine, and posts regularly at AmysCreativeSide.com – Amy loves sharing her love of quilting with anyone, and is looking forward to your creations with her fabrics!



 
Aneela Hoey
Aneela Hoey
Aneela Hoey graduated from Winchester School of Art with a BA (Hons) degree in printed textile design, in 1994. She has worked in design studios in both London and New York as well as freelance. After getting married she took a break to raise her two daughters, now aged 7 and 10. She found her back to textile design through her love of quilt making which led her to begin designing the kind of fabrics she wanted to use but couldn’t find. Aneela is also a keen embroiderer and produces her own embroidery patterns.



 
Angela Brumby
Angela Brumby



 
Another Point of View
Another Point of View



 
April Rosenthal
April Rosenthal
April started sewing as a young girl, and hasn’t stopped since. From Barbie clothes, to patchwork pants, and pencil pouches to quilts, her sewing hobby has taken her many places. She spends myriad hours in her quiet studio creating original quilts and patterns for her company, Prairie Grass Patterns, and is delighted to be a designer for Moda Fabrics. Her designs are published regularly in magazines, and have also been included in several collaborative books. She is currently working on her first book, to be published Fall 2014 with Lucky Spool. Follow her creative pursuits on her studio blog at www.aprilrosenthal.com



 
Barbara Brackman
Barbara Brackman
Barbara links her books, e-Clubs and Moda reproductions to give quilters lots of opportunities to create accurate reproduction quilts. Her most recent print projects include a few from Star Books. Flora Botanica: Quilts from the Spencer Museum of Art, is an exhibit catalog of antique quilts with patterns for reproductions. She’s also been using her digital photo manipulation programs to create some very silly takes on classic paintings. For C&T Publishing she’s added a volume about the 20th century to her quilt history series. Making History Quilts & Fabric from 1890-1970 contains information about quilt style, fabric style and how to create reproduction quilts.



 
Barbara Jones of Quiltsoup
Barbara Jones of Quiltsoup
Barbara Jones of QuiltSoup has been making quilts for about 28 years. She also teaches beginner needle-turn appliqué in workshops around the country. She loves teaching. She launched the QuiltSoup pattern company eight years ago and has authored 4 books and several magazine articles to date.



 
BasicGrey
BasicGrey
Attitude is everything. Upscale attitude with a touch of metro-style, BasicGrey’s Urban Couture fabric collection features illustrative prints, natural form and unconventional design. BasicGrey makes fabric extraordinary. Deliciously different. Ambitiously diverse. Remarkably distinct. Refreshing palettes of color in exceptional prints that so easily fit your style, making your creations uniquely you. In the world of BasicGrey, we strive to set the standard, not follow the trend. Like a leader of the pack, we work to stay one step ahead of the innovative curve, creating what has never been created before. We live art-on the edge, in uncommon ways.



 
Bella Blvd
Bella Blvd



 
Betsy Chutchian
Betsy Chutchian
Betsy Chutchian developed a passionate interest in fabric, quilts, sewing and history as a child. Learning to sew on her grandmother’s treadle sewing machines and her aunt’s 1940s Singer paved the way to quiltmaking. When she graduated in 1980 from the University of Texas at Arlington, she received an antique quilt top made by her paternal great-grandmother and great-aunt and taught herself to quilt. She began teaching quiltmaking in 1990. Chutchian’s first book with The Kansas City Star was Gone to Texas, Quilts from a Pioneer Woman’s Journal. She is co-author of History Repeated, Block Exchange Quilts by the 19th Century Patchwork Divas. Chutchian is co-founder of the Patchwork Divas. Her first fabric line debuted in 2010. She lives in Grand Prairie, Texas, with her husband.



 
Bird Brain Designs
Bird Brain Designs
Bird Brain Designs was launched when Robin was asked to design a felt Table Rug and stocking for Better Homes and Gardens. With the discovery of how wonderful Penny Rug Appliqué is Robin designed lots of other things - Bird Brain Designs was born. Soon many new Redwork Designs, Leaflets along with Wool, Perle Cotton Floss and assorted Stitching Acessories were added as the website and quilts shows grew. Now the "Birds", as they are known, hit the road and travel to quilt shows up and down the west coast and farther east to Texas. FUN, BUSY and EXHAUSTING too. Most recently Machine Embroidery has been added to the list of great ways to relax and enjoy needlework. Gals have asked for literally years for the super BBD Embroidery designs be digitized for them to enjoy on their Embroidery Machines.....they are ready now. Have a great time!!



 
Blackbird Designs
Blackbird Designs
Barb and Alma met several years ago when Barb took an appliqué class from Alma. They decided to begin a quilt book publishing company called Blackbird Designs. Both Barb and Alma are inspired by the colors and textures of fabric. They not only enjoy working on quilts, but also are excited by cross-stitch and rug hooking. They try to include projects with wool and cross-stitch in their books. They both appreciate the break a small project offers after working on several large quilts.

Barb works full-time managing the production line in a dental laboratory. In what little time she has to spare she and her mom Leona Adams design and sew like crazy.

Alma works in the home. She and her husband Dave have four children, three cats and two dogs. The children’s ages span from college age to middle school.

Alma and Barb both enjoy gardening and their quilt designs reflect this passion. They try to incorporate flowers and gardens into their publications when ever possible. Barb and Alma both feel that the friendships and laughter found through quilting are the joyful part of life.



 
Bonnie & Camille
Bonnie & Camille
Bonnie and Camille met on June 10, 1983 when Camille came into the world on Bonnie’s 24th birthday. Not only do the two share a family and a birthday, they also share a love of quilting and an all out obsession with fabric.

Since starting her company Cotton Way in 1990, Bonnie has designed over 300 patterns. She currently resides in Idaho, has a wonderful husband, 5 children, and enjoys spoiling her 5 beautiful grandchildren. When she’s not busy designing, she enjoys decorating her home, scrapbooking and boating with the family.

Camille started her own pattern company Thimble Blossoms in 2007. She currently lives in Las Vegas and is raising her two energetic little boys, Aiden & Canon. A few of her favorite things are staying up all night sewing, blogging, and watching movies with her family.

This mother daughter team blends trendy with traditional, and has the unique perspective of two generations of quilters. Their hope is that you, too, may be able to start a new quilt day tradition as mothers and daughters. Oh, and don’t forget the chocolate!


 

Bonnie Sullivan
Bonnie Sullivan
Bonnie Sullivan, a folk artist from Salem Oregon, has been painting, quilting, and designing American arts and crafts for over eighteen years. Since 2000, she has shifted her emphasis to the creation of wool penny rugs, table or wall coverings made from wool and flannel



 
Brannock & Patek
Brannock & Patek
To learn about these ladies be sure to visit their websites. Linda Brannock and Jan Patek



 
Brenda Ratliff
One of the most influential up-and-comers in the modern quilting world today, Brenda Ratliff prides herself on the business of being creative. Wearing many hats, a successful fabric shop owner, avid quilter, lifestyle blogger at justabitfrayed.com, and pattern designer, has enabled her to hone her skills and grow her following. She is proud to now add fabric designer to her remarkable repertoire. Brenda studied Sociology, Advertising and International Marketing at Kent State University in Ohio. After a decade of working in sales and marketing, Brenda decided to become a stay-at-home mom to concentrate on raising her son. Looking for a new hobby, she discovered the craft of quilting through an acquaintance. She immediately caught the quilting bug and taught herself sewing skills by reading blogs and watching online tutorials. After having a difficult time finding the types of modern fabrics she wanted to use in projects, she decided to launch an online fabric store in 2011, and Pink Castle Fabrics was born. Her once small business run from the basement of her home flourished into a brick and mortar location, and one of the largest online retailers in the U.S. of modern and Japanese import fabrics. Brenda is the founder of the Ann Arbor Modern Quilt Guild and served as their president for four years. She is the founder and organizer of two well-known year round quilting retreats, Camp Stitchalot and Glamp Stitchalot led by expert sewing professionals that attract "campers" from all over the world. Brenda is a regular contributor for FabShop News magazine. Her project designs have graced the pages of leading quilting magazines such as Quilt Now, Modern Patchwork and Fat Quarterly. In 2016, Brenda will be launching Sew Pro, a convention hosted in Chicago, focused on teaching budding fabric designers, authors, pattern designers and bloggers how to create their own business in the sewing world. For the last two years Brenda has worked with RJR on the successful launch of Color Inspirations Club, a solid-of-the-month club featuring Cotton Supreme Solids, now running in its second year. Her first line of print fabric, Pie Making Day, shows off Brenda’s love of vintage fabrics and textiles paired with modern color combinations. Brenda shares, "It is an honor for me to be a part of the RJR team. I love working with such a great bunch of people who really know the industry and to be listed as a designer next to some of quilting’s top professionals." Learn more about Brenda on her blog at www.justabitfrayed.com.



 
Brenda Riddle - Acorn Quilt & Gift Company
Brenda Riddle - Acorn Quilt & Gift Company
After 22 years working in the architecture, design and teaching fields, Brenda decided to follow her own design dreams and started Acorn Quilt & Gift Company. She first focused on quilts, & over the years has added designs reflecting her love of embroidery & counted cross stitch under ‘Brenda Riddle Designs’. Brenda majored in environmental & graphic design and has worked in the interior design field in Santa Barbara, California & in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She now lives in Oro Valley, Arizona, where she loves to spend much of her free time designing quilts and needlework, & designing fabrics for Moda(!). “I love to bring to my designs my “little acorn” philosophy – “from little acorns. . . mighty oaks grow”, meaning that every project is essentially accomplished in the same manner – no matter how simple or complicated – it is simply taking those little steps, that adds up to our true ‘works of heart’.“



 
Bristol Bay Studios



 
Broadway Studios
Broadway Studios



 
Bunny Hill Designs
Bunny Hill Designs
I’ve always loved sewing and crafts. I’ve tried so many I can’t count them all! From needlepoint, cross stitch, crocheting, knitting, embroidery, just to mention a few, but when I found applique, I knew I found my passion. I’m at peace when I’m designing applique, and for me the process is pure joy. It speaks to me in a way that no other craft form can. To live my passion is a dream come true. I design fabric for Moda Fabrics and my first line will debut at Spring Market, May 21st, 2010! It’s sweet sophistication, and so, so chic. You and your baby will love it! Designing is my second career, and the one I love most. My first career was an event planner for a Four Star hotel. After years of planning weddings, business meetings and social events I can now spend my time planning quilts! I feel so fortunate. My husband and I live in Northern California surrounded by pets; a few cats and two wonderful dogs. I’m always busy rearranging our home, adding flea market finds, and bargains I cant resist. I love cottage style decorating mixed with a simplified shabby chic. It’s this style that influences many of my designs. I’ve been known to bring home old windows, beds and other vintage finds waiting for a repair or two. I mix and match vintage with new, dark woods with whites, velvet with chenille. Anything goes in my decorating style. If I love it, I use it. My studio is a 400 sq. ft. loft area of our home with natural lighting, big work spaces, and collections that I love. It’s the center of Bunny Hill and I spend most of my time in the studio. I hope you enjoy making my designs and that they bring a smile to you and your family. Wishing you many happy hours of applique and quilting!



 
Carina Gardner
Carina Gardner
Hi! I’m Carina Gardner. I’m the Owner of Carina Gardner, Inc. and Creative Director of Carta Bella Paper Company. Find my designs in wallpaper, fabric, sewing patterns, paper, digital, dishware, and embroidery.



 
Carrie Bloomston
Carrie Bloomston



 
Cherry Guidry - Cherry Blossoms Quilting Studio
Cherry Guidry - Cherry Blossoms Quilting Studio
I am a professional longarm quilter/designer and am passionate about my quilting. I LOVE fabric, color, polka dots, and spending lots of time at my sewing and longarm machines. I hope that my work will inspire you to create something beautiful today.



 
Cheryl Haynes - The Prairie Grove Peddler
Cheryl Haynes - The Prairie Grove Peddler
I started designing patterns for my dolls in 1992 and sold them through the same craft fairs and local quilt shops. It was a great time for crafts. In 1993, I attended my first International Quilt Market & Festival in Houston, Texas. What a wonderful experience! I knew I was hooked. I added quilted wall hanging patterns in 1994 and started designing craft books for Darrow Production Company that same year. I have been fortunate to design books, not only Darrow Productions, but for Design Originals, Jeanette Crews Designs and McCall’s Creates as well. Over the years, I have been honored to have quilts displayed in Calendars by Current, Inc., QuiltMaker’s and other quilting magazines. My Father Christmas quilt was on the cover of Keepsake Quilting in 2001. I added punchneedle patterns and cross stitch charts similar to my quilt patterns in 2004. I have designed well over 300 patterns and books so far and don’t plan to stop anytime soon. I now reside in the Missouri countryside with the sound of cows, horses and bull frogs croaking in the pond. The bliss was interrupted by the overwhelming sounds of the Cicadas this past summer but they have since gone away. My grandkids usually get a tractor ride when they come to visit because they will not leave without it! They also like to go fishing in the pond and playing with the minnows. Besides the ice cream and tractors, we do our best to spoil them. My kids all live close so we get to enjoy them often.



 
Chez Moi
Chez Moi
Every group from this talented artist is masterfully hand painted using classic watercolor technique. She uses her traditional training to compose highly stylized and surprisingly contemporary landscapes. It is exactly this juxtaposition that sets Chez Moi apart.



 
Chloe’s Closet
Chloe’s Closet
Chloe’s Closet represents a longing for the past both in color and pattern. Her designs spring from her collection of childhood trinkets and flea market treasures. No one ever would have thought that being a pack rat would inspire a career of fabric design! Her passion for all that is retro brings a flare of playfulness and innocence to every collection she designs.



 
Contempo



 
Corey Yoder - Little Miss Shabby
Corey Yoder - Little Miss Shabby
I am a quilty mom of two girls and wife to one great husband. In my spare time I enjoying playing with fabric in the form of quilts and quilt design. My quilt designs are often traditional with a modern twist



 
Cosmo Cricket - Eric & Julie Comstock
Cosmo Cricket - Eric & Julie Comstock
So, you want to know a little bit about the most fabulous scrapbook and printed paper manufacturer around. Well, let me tell you!

To prove that they were certifiably insane, three years ago Eric and Julie Comstock, two artists, decided to start their own company. They launched Cosmo Cricket in the summer of 2006 at the Craft and Hobby Association trade show. The idea was to have the best designed paper, really cool embellishments and a lot of fun. Things took off much faster than predicted and the first year was a scramble just trying to keep up. However, now, three years later, they are running like a well oiled machine that only has a few loose bolts.


 

Cotton + Steel Designers
Cotton + Steel Designers
This company of designers includes Melody Miller, Rashida Coleman-Hale, Alexia Abegg, Kim Kight, and Sarah Watts. As a young company, Cotton+Steel hopes to honor the traditions of creativity, resourcefulness, and innovation inherent in the sewing and quilting world.



 
Daiwabo
Daiwabo



 
Dan Morris
Dan Morris
Dan Morris grew up in Carmel, New York an hour north of New York City. At age eleven, he began studying art under sculptor, Paul Rudin. Dan continued his art study throughout high school and later attended Temple University, where he studied architecture. Dan began his art and licensing career in 1994. From his first portfolio of work he acquired his first two art licenses. The first was designing greeting cards and gift products for Sunrise Greetings. The other was creating Tour shirt designs for rock artists such as Blues Traveler, The Grateful Dead, The Band, and Bob Marley. From that early, diverse clientele, Dan went on to develop a wide-ranging portfolio of art which today can be seen on hundreds of different products at major retailers throughout the country. Home Décor, ceramics, stationery collections, and fabrics are just a few categories Dan’s art is featured on. Dan’s celestial/sun and moon calendars have been best sellers since 1999, and his many fabric collections are popular in crafting, quilting and manufacturing markets. In 1995, Dan created his best selling line of Tween decal art which he has recently updated as well.



 
Deb Strain
Deb Strain
Deb, her husband Scott, three children, Arrin, Katie, and Taylor live in a small wooded area at the edge of Gettysburg, Ohio. Her husband and family lovingly built their Saltbox home, which is the namesake of their Folk Art Stationery line that they began in early 1995. In 1996, Deb left her position as an art teacher for the past nine years to devote herself solely to her family and the development of her own art and business. "Many of my images have a folk art flavor to them, increasingly leaning toward the primitive. I have grown to love the warmth and friendliness of old quilts, gardens and Americana." Inspirations for several of her paintings have come from dolls created by Anne McKinney, an artist in her own right. Detailed images that touch a familiar heartstring or bring a quiet smile to the viewer, create the basis of her portfolio. "I am continually collecting ideas and images for my next illustration, whether it be from nature, antique shops, friends or my own imaginings. A painting is usually constructed from several scraps of ideas and then carefully pieced together to make a whole...similar to the quilts that I have come to treasure. Finally, my inspiration comes from the wonderful and loving support that is all around my life, from those in my own family, the staff in our own business and the company and the stores that I work with. I feel like I have so many people cheering me on. We truly work in a kind part of the business world, one that gives back in friendship as well as other benefits...and that is one of the most cherished qualities there is."



 
Debbie Maddy
Debbie Maddy
Debbie has always loved fabric and learned to sew garments at the age of nine. In 1982, she learned to quilt and it quickly became one of her passions. Soon she was designing patterns for quilts that look difficult to make but are really easy for beginners. Debbie’s designs use her ‘No Diamonds No “Y” Seams’ technique to make them very easy to piece. She publishes patterns under the name Calico Carriage Quilt Designs and is an internationally traveling teacher for quilt guilds and quilt shops. In 2005, she was invited to California to tape an episode of Simply Quilts with Alex Anderson for HGTV. In 2013 and again in 2015 Debbie was nominated for Teacher of the Year by the International Association of Professional Crafters. In 2014 Debbie taped her first online quilt class for Craftsy. Her quest for all things new has brought her to the world of fiber dyeing. She loves all kinds of dyeing from the ancient art of Indigo to the fun newer art of Ice Dye. In 2016 she is going to Japan for 10 days to further her study of Shibori and Indigo. Her adventures of traveling, teaching and meeting new people have been a dream come true.



 
Debi Hron
Debi Hron
Debi Hron comes from a long line of artists. Her father started her young, equipping her with crayons and colored pencils, awakening in her a passion for drawing and painting. Today she can be found living out her dreams of a simpler life in Vermont in an old painted lady house. Her inspiration comes from simple joys, relishing nature in her vegetable garden, treks through the forests and time with family and friends. When not outside she can be found at her drawing board creating whimsical designs for a variety of products.



 
Disney
Disney



 
Doodlebug Design
Doodlebug Design
Doodlebug Design is a well known brand of scrapbook and craft products that has been creating colorful, whimsical designs for the past 10 years.

Owner & Creative Director, Cynthea Sandoval, and her team of artists have created a look that crafters know and love nationwide. From paper to fonts, stickers & embellishments, they have a style all their own.

We at Riley Blake Designs are proud to be able to partner with Doodlebug and introduce their exclusive fabric lines.



 
Doucette, Katie
Doucette, Katie



 
E.VIVE
E.VIVE



 
Emily Taylor Design
Emily Taylor Design
In 1993, I began working as a mural artist— I actually got my start by knocking door-to-door in upscale neighborhoods while I was still in college. Painting murals gave me the opportunity to work in some of the finest homes and businesses in the West, as well as the opportunity to fine-tune my painting skills. Since then I’ve designed everything from rubber stamps to wallpaper. I’ve even sold my prints on QVC! However, it wasn’t until I became a mother that my focus shifted and I found my niche in painting illustrations of women and children in daily domestic life. Today, I’m a diet-coke-drinking, PTA-participating wife & mama of three! I cook, clean, do laundry and care for my family, so the inspiration for my work is always around when I take off my apron and get ready to paint!



 
Erica Hite
Erica Hite



 
Erin Michael
Erin Michael
Erin Michael describes her style as mixing old and new with a modern twist. Inspired by her collections of outsider art, old cameras, miniature chairs, toys and found objects; her eclectic relaxed creativity defies genre. Erin is a graphic and retail display designer by trade. Her interests in photography, interior design and retail branding give her a deep pool to draw from. Erin was raised around textiles her entire life, applying her style and inspiration to fabric has become her favorite form of expression.



 
Fig Tree and Co
Fig Tree and Co
My designs, both for fabric & for quilting, always start with the color palette. I work with vintage fabric swatches, my flower garden, wrapping paper, children’s illustrations from the early part of the last century, flea market finds, antique quilts to start finding colors that speaks to me. The palette dictates the designs themselves and slowly a collection grows. I call myself a hybrid fabric designer. I like to use many different mediums and techniques to create my designs including vintage fabrics, painting, computer, line drawings, just to name a few.



 
Fiona Stokes-Gilbert
Fiona Stokes-Gilbert



 
Fiyel Levent
Fiyel Levent



 
Franny and Jane
Franny and Jane

About FRANNY… I have loved fabrics and sewing for as long as I can remember. When I was 6 years old, I snuck into my mom’s closet with a pair of scissors and cut up one of her shimmering evening gowns to make doll dresses. When I was in 9th grade, I took a sewing class and was hooked for life. For me, fabric design is the synthesis of every aspect of my life: sewing, painting, graphic design, collage and ultimately story-telling. Fabric design is simply another form of story telling. A good story causes us to escape our world for a moment – only to bring us back to it with a greater understanding of it, and hopefully helps us to live, love and appreciate it more.

About JANE… Jane started quilting over 20 years ago by designing and hand piecing a queen sized quilt. Caught up in study and travel, it was not until 2010 did she rekindle her passion for quilting again. “I love everything about quilting and the quilting industry. I am so inspired by the enthusiasm and creativity I see everyday.” A scientist at heart, Jane loves the engineering behind the quilt making process, the planning, the fabric selection, the designing and construction, and of course the quilting. She is always ready to challenge her skills when designing a new block or quilt. These days you can find Jane in her studio running a professional long-arm quilting service, teaching, designing and planning her next publication.




 
French General
French General
Collecting antique textiles in France has long been a passion of Kaari Meng, owner of French General. French General is a workshop located in Los Angeles, California that stocks a collection of vintage craft kits, as well as fabric and old millinery supplies. The fabric collections represent colors that could have been found in 18th century rural homes in France. Different textures and prints are meant to blend together for projects that are both beautiful and functional. Filled with soft faded reds, ticking stripes and provencal checks, the fabrics are made to be used for heirloom quilts as well as home interiors.



 
Gary Patterson
Gary Patterson



 
Gina Martin
Gina Martin
Gina Martin is a Kansas City based illustrator and surface designer who works long, happy hours in her home studio creating art for products. She graduated from the Kansas City Art Institute and afterward began her career as a designer for Hallmark Cards. Gina’s extensive experience and success at Hallmark inspired her to follow a new path by starting her own business as an independent designer in 2001. Gina’s crisp, colorful, and happy collections are inspired by her love of all things vintage (whether it’s furniture, fashion, buttons, textiles or kitchen gadgets) as well as folk art & traditional crafts.



 
Gingiber - Stacie Bloomfield
Gingiber - Stacie Bloomfield
Stacie Bloomfield is the illustrator behind Gingiber is a kids decor & paper goods brand based in Springdale, AR. Filled with art prints, stationery, pillows & homewares that are sweet enough for children but smart enough for adults, Gingiber finds the perfect balance of artfulness & playfulness in each illustration. Stacie founded gingiber in 2009 when she couldn’t find the perfect art to hang in her baby girl’s nursery. Soon, stacie began creating her own art that drew inspiration from patterns, beloved animals & carefully curated color palettes. Gingiber’s illustrations have been featured in Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine, Artful Blogging Magazine, Country Living Magazine & DIY Magazine. Stacie has designed for companies such as The Land of Nod, Quarto Publishing, Chasing Paper NYC and iPop. We hope that this is only the beginning of more beautiful things to come.



 
Giordano Studios
Giordano Studios



 
Grace Noël
Grace Noël
Canadian Designer



 
Greta Lynn Davis-Goldstein
Greta Lynn Davis-Goldstein



 
Heather Rosas
Heather Rosas



 
Holli Zollinger
Holli Zollinger
A native to Utah, Holli Zollinger is a self-taught artist pursuing her career through drawing, painting, graphic and fabric design. She has spent most of her life valuing the time it takes to be creative, to grow passion and cultivate skill. Her environment becomes the catalyst for most of her work. Leaning on the colors, textures and patterns she sees in her natural surroundings, her inspirations flow abundantly. She is continually motivated by the act of creation through art, design and living consciously. She spends most of her day juggling between the inspirations of being a designer and the day to day schedule of motherhood.



 
Holly Taylor
Holly Taylor
As a representative for Moda Fabrics, Eileen Taylor immersed herself in the quilting industry and dreamed of designing fabric. Soon she and graphic designer and artist Lynn Hawley Bloomquist pooled their talents to design the Holly Taylor fabric collection, creating more than 30 lines of Northwoods-theme fabrics for Moda. This niche suits the Minnesota women well: Both take inspiration from their home state’s natural beauty. The lacy pattern of leaves chewed by insects, the colors of the sunset over a lake, and the movement of water bugs dancing in reflections on water find their way into Holly Taylor designs.



 
Howard Marcus
Howard Marcus
Howard Marcus Dunn, owner of United Notions, started an ongoing program called Collection for a Cause. It will feature antique quilts from our collection and support charities and causes that touch the hearts and lives of all of us.



 
Jackie Decker
Jackie Decker
Jackie has been illustrating and designing products for more than 20 years as both a children’s book illustrator, software and on-line game designer, and a licensed artist. Her characters and decorative illustrations have appeared on products ranging from fabric to holiday ornaments to tabletop and paper goods. Jackie’s home, a former church, is nestled in the beautiful Litchfield Hills in Connecticut. She and her family restored the home together, evicting woodland critters as they did everything from tiling countertops to laying down wood floors. Her studio is in the choir loft; it’s a uniquely special space that does have some organizational challenges! The best parts of the space are the two beautiful stained glass windows, which brighten up even the grayest wintery day. Earning a MFA in illustration from the Hartford Art School in 2009, Jackie teaches fine art and illustration classes at Tunxis Community College and Hartford Art School, University of Hartford. Fabric Collections:



 
Jackie McFee
Jackie McFee



 
Jan Patek
Jan Patek
For more than 20 years Jan Patek has been designing primitive folk art quilts and publishing the patterns in books. Jan also designs original fabric lines for Moda. In response to overwhelming demand, Jan began turning her dazzling quilt and fabric designs into kits so that her fans would be able to make the quilts they so admire. Jan has a passion for creating and for sharing her creativity with others. "I don’t want to make quilts and put them in a closet,” says Jan. “I want to provide a creative outlet for others.” You can see all of her fabric turned into quilts on Jan’s website - www.janpatekquilts.com - as so many others have. Join one of Jan’s great quilt clubs. Browse the books and quilt kits, relax, and be reminded of country, home, and family.



 
Jane Dixon
Jane Dixon



 
Janet Clare
Janet Clare
After completing my Textiles and Fashion degree I worked as a freelance designer for many years. I then trained to be an infant school teacher and had a very rewarding and enjoyable few years teaching reception classes. Now I am proud to be a full-time mother to our two little boys.



 
Janet Rae Nesbitt
Janet Rae Nesbitt



 
Jason Yenter
Jason Yenter



 
Jeannie Horton
Jeannie Horton
For Windham Fabrics



 
Jen Fox
Jen Fox



 
Jen Kingwell
Jen Kingwell
She describes herself as a traditional quilter with a modern twist. Loves scrappy quilts and the more fabrics she can use in a single project the happier she is. In her perfect world she would hand stitch everything but with today’s busy lifestyle she does machine piece as well. Hand appliqué and quilting are among her favourite pastimes.



 
Jenn Ski
Jenn Ski
Jenn Ski is an artist and illustrator with a passion for modern and mid-20th century art and design. After obtaining her BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Massachusetts in 2005, she started creating the paper and acrylic paintings that began to define her style. Soon after she moved this aesthetic to the computer, and began trying to reproduce her painting style in digital form. Her paintings and digital giclée prints were a critical and commercial hit, which got her noticed by the Lilla Rogers Studio art agency. Through LRS, Jenn Ski’s abstract designs evolved into illustrations that have been licensed and published by a wide variety of clients. Her work is now featured in countless publications and products, both in the US and abroad.



 
Jennifer Heynen
Jennifer Heynen



 
Jill Shaulis
Jill Shaulis



 
Jinny Beyer
Jinny Beyer



 
Jo Morton
Jo Morton
Jo Morton is a quilt artist, fabric designer, teacher, author, lecturer and student of our ancestral quilt making. Her use of color, design and fine stitchery give her quilts the feeling of being made in the 19th Century. These quilts complement both the country and contemporary setting. Her work is included in private and public collections across the country. Jo presents re-creations of antique quilts, imitating colors and styles of period pieces, using an antique quilt as a source of inspiration, she creates an interpretation - a quilt that might have been made in the 19th Century. Jo sold her quilts at juried Folk Art Shows in Pennsylvania, Virginia and New England from 1988 through 2003. Jo’s quilts have been published in American Patchwork & Quilting, Quilters Newsletter Magazine, McCall’s Quilting, Quiltmaker, Love of Quilting, and Early American Life. She has appeared on HGTV’s, Simply Quilts program #603 and on Love of Quilting that airs on PBS, program #1408. She publishes her quilt designs through ‘Jo Morton Quilts’ and has published 18 books through 2009. Ask about ‘Jo’s Little Women’ Club at your favorite Quilt Shop, an olde fashioned gathering making a small olde looking quilt of-the-month and needful things. In 1998 she licensed some of her quilts to Heart of America, who published framed art prints of her quilts, which were available in country stores. They sold their business in 2008, so the license terminated. She lives in Nebraska City with husband Russ and three cats



 
Joanie Morrow
Joanie Morrow



 
Judie Rothermel
Judie Rothermel
An expert in 1930’s fabric reproductions and designs from the Civil War era and related periods, Judie Rothermel borrows from classic designs and colorations, while incorporating subtle variations to give them an updated look. Since her first collection for Marcus Fabrics in 1987, Judie has developed a strong following, primarily among quilters who look to her designs for their historical accuracy as well as their visual appeal.

Among her specialties are the 1930’s prints presented under the “Aunt Grace” label.

She began collecting antique textiles, quilt tops and quilts in the early 1970’s, along with her husband, Bob. Together they traveled, visited museums and bought quilts. In 1976, Judie and Bob opened their Quilt Shoppe in Canton, OH, giving them a place to house their growing collection, selling quilts occasionally.

Even from these early days, Judie has been drawn to the soft, dusty colors of the antique quilts. In particular, she continues to favor the browns, pinks, grey blues and dirty purples found in quilts from about 1850 to 1865. Miniature quilts and appliqués’ are her forte, as she enjoys hand piecing and hand quilting. She has also written several books, each featuring her fabric collections.



 
Julie Hendrickson
Julie Hendrickson



 
Kansas Troubles
Kansas Troubles
Lynne Hagmeier, designer and owner of Kansas Troubles Quilters, has been creating and sharing her quilt designs since 1995. She learned to quilt in 1987 while working at a local quilt shop-partly as a way to maintain her sanity as she and her husband, Robert, raised their six children. The last two children graduated high school May of 2000 and that has allowed her love of quilting to blossom into a full time business. Lynne has a very distinctive style of traditional quilting with adding her own personal flair by embellishing her quilts with wool applique’s and wool embroidery. Lynne’s husband gets involved in the business. He is a history teacher and researches information for her quilts and the stories that inspire them. Lynne and Robert make quite a team. Good things just keep on coming with this gal. New fabric groups, new quilt kits, new quilter’s journals... more. To find out more find her website here



 
Kanvas Studio
Kanvas Studio



 
Kate & Birdie
Kate & Birdie
Kate & Birdie Paper Co. is a Canadian boutique stationery design house founded in 2004 by Gloria Wall and her husband Steve. With a focus on sustainable papers and simple, classic design, Kate & Birdie’s products feature Gloria’s whimsically vintage hand-drawn illustrations and patterns in a warm and sophisticated color palette that’s become a brand signature. Their paper goods – including boxed note sets, greeting cards, invitations, wrapping paper and notebooks – can be found in 1000 independent boutiques, bookstores and specialty stationery shops worldwide.



 
Kate Nelligan
Kate Nelligan
Kate lives on the coast of Maine and designs from her home studio, tucked in the woods down a long dirt road. Drawing from her surroundings, she finds inspiration in the blue green waves and water, mussel shells in the sand, and the coastal gardens all around. 
From block printing, to paper cuts, watercolor to Sharpie sketches, Kate blends her love for color with her passion for pattern as she creates textiles and home decor items that liven up any room. After many years as a freelance product and graphic designer, Kate is excited to step out in 2015 as an independent designer partnering with a variety of manufacturers to offer fresh new looks for pillows, rugs, sandals, candles and more! Kate lives in Kennebunkport with her husband Jamie, son Liam and sweet black lab, Sadie Girl. Visit katenelligan.com to learn more about her work.



 
Kate Spain
Kate Spain
"I find inspiration everywhere in Nature – an unlikely color combination that lures me in, a simple flower that I’d never looked at so closely before, random patterns – sandpiper tracks, fern fronds, willow buds. In the studio, I try to translate these natural shapes, light, and colors into designs."

A walk with Kate through the woods, along the shore or in her back- yard reveals her insatiable curiosity in her surroundings and the changes occurring in nature — from day to day and throughout the seasons. She is an avid gardener and photographer and is inspired by even the smallest poetic patterns she discovers outdoors.

Kate’s design collections reflect her sense of wonder and aspire to bring the energy of the outdoors into our homes to enrich and enliven them. Kate’s style radiates with natural balance and freshness. Her palettes offer a unique, sophisticated and widely appealing mix. Her developing brand extends a bouquet of nature-inspired, quality products that celebrate and enhance our everyday.

Kate is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and has been working in the design and product development field for over 15 years.




 

Kathy Hall
Kathy Hall



 
Kathy Schmitz
Kathy Schmitz
Kathy Schmitz never really knew what was going to hit her when she signed up to do her first Quilt Market. She had always been a quilter. In fact, she is a fourth generation quilter. Kathy made her first quilt when she was 13 years old on her grandmother’s treadle sewing machine. In high school, she made another quilt using batiks. At the time, her mother questioned Kathy’s fabric choices but soon realized how creative Kathy really was. Quilt Market seemed the perfect fit to peddle her line of quilt inspired cards and plaques. The youngest of three girls, she grew up always drawing, painting or sewing. Kathy went on to attend college to become a graphic designer. However, the rigid style was not exactly what she was comfortable with. She wanted to do illustrations. One Christmas, she wanted something new to hang over her mantle during the holidays. She dug out the three tubes of paint that were left over from her school days and painted her house in a snow scene and hung it over the mantle. She fell in love with this type of illustration and continued to paint pictures of other people’s homes. In March of 2002, Kathy started Kathy Schmitz Studio and then ended up at Quilt Market in May. With the support of long time friend and business manager, Betsy Deines, they knew they could do this. Her illustrations were a huge success. Kathy lives in a little cottage in Portland, Oregon with her husband and best friend Steve.



 
Kids Quilts



 
Kim Diehl
Kim Diehl
After falling in love with a sampler quilt pattern in the late 1990’s, Kim taught herself the steps needed to make it and was forever hooked on quiltmaking. With one of the first quilts she made, became the winner of a contest sponsored by a national quilting magazine. This in effect, turned her life down a whole new and unexpected path.

Kim’s work has been featured in numerous national and international quilting magazines. Her easy quiltmaking and invisible machine appliqué techniques led to an extensive national teaching schedule for several years until she retired from travel in 2011. In addition to authoring her “Simple” series of books with Martingale & Company, Kim has designed several fabric collections for Henry Glass & Co., Inc., enabling her to be involved in the full circle of quiltmaking from start to finish. What a wonderful experience for a girl who began her journey wondering if she had what it took to make a single quilt!



 
Kim Schaefer
Kim Schaefer



 
Kinkame
Kinkame
for Clothworks



 
Koko Seki
Koko Seki



 
Laundry Basket Quilts - Edyta Sitar
Laundry Basket Quilts - Edyta Sitar
Edyta’s love for fabric began at a very early age when she cut her mothers’ drapes to create her first fabric project. Her mother recognized Edyta’s passion for fabric and she taught her the skills required for sewing. Creating beautiful gowns initiated Edyta’s journey into creative textile design and was a building block into the quilting adventure that lie ahead of her. Edyta considers her marriage to her husband Michael one of her biggest blessings. She not only fell in love, but she built a close relationship with her mother-in-law Carol and grandmother-in-law Anna; two women who introduced Edyta to their family tradition of quilting. Edyta has always possessed a desire to express herself about the objects or occasions in her surroundings and now quilting design is the avenue she chooses to release this passion. The combination of inspiration, a love for fabric, a keen eye for color, and her family teachings blended into the recipe for developing a thriving talent for designing quilts and quilting patterns. “My children and my husband are my greatest motivation; this is like a Cinderella dream for me, being able to do what I love and sharing this love with others is the greatest feeling and reward I could imagine!”



 
Laurel Burch
Laurel Burch
Laurel was a self-taught painter. She saw herself as a folk artist, telling stories. “In our fast-paced, changing world,” she said, “we need symbols that are a reminder of the ongoing world of the spirit.” On some level, her work was always about bringing different cultures together, and about our connection with the earth and all living things, ideas that have only increased in relevance today. Laurel was always incredibly prolific. Even during her long periods of convalescence, when she was forced to paint from a bed or wheelchair, she seldom put her brushes down. Laurel said, “I refuse to have anything in my life that I can’t turn around into something magical and beautiful. I just refuse.” Her art will forever convey a sense of joy and passion and lightness. There is an inner strength in her figures, with their bold lines and sinuous curves, and something irrepressible in the explosion of her colors. The universe of her imagination was fertile, burgeoning, uplifting, egalitarian, a place where every flower and dragonfly was transformed into something...magical and beautiful. On September 13, 2007, Laurel passed away due to complications from the bone disease, osteopetrosis. She will be greatly missed, but her spirit will continue to brighten our world...• To learn more about Laurel Burch visit her website here



 
Lauren McMullen
Lauren McMullen



 
Leanne Anderson
Leanne Anderson



 
Legacy Patterns
Legacy Patterns
Having been introduced to fabric and sewing at a young age had a profound impact on my life. My mom taught me to sew, crochet and knit at the age of 7. I did not realize what an impact fabric and fibers would have in my life at the time. She passed away when I was 8 years old and working with fabric has given me a lifelong connection with her. Fortunately, I come from a long line of strong independent women. I was also lucky enough to spend many summers and weekends with my grandmother who was an artist and encouraged me to continue working and creating with fabric. I sewed many of my clothes growing up and started quilting in the 1970’s. I am a self-taught quilter and took my first quilting class after moving back to Kansas.



 
Legacy Quilts



 
Lella Boutique - Vanessa Goertzen
Lella Boutique - Vanessa Goertzen
It was inevitable that I should become a quilter. Addictions of this magnitude tend to be familial, and boy have I been predisposed. I’ve got my mother to blame–she shared her sewing and design knowledge with me since I was a little girl. Thanks to her, I became a full-blown quilt addict by the time I was sixteen years old. Of all my mother’s talents, however, I was most impressed by her ability to incorporate a sense of magic into all aspects of life. Now that I am grown, I find myself revisiting my childhood quite often as a source of inspiration. Back in 2010, I quit my job to stay at home with a new baby. After a few months of adjusting to my new role as mother, I became reacquainted with my sewing machine and decided to start a blog and pattern company called Lella Boutique. When I tried to come up with a business name, I kept thinking about a sweet pink toddler dress that my mom made for me to twirl around in. I called it my “Lella” dress–”Lella” being my way of saying “Cinderella” at that age. I could think of no sweeter emblem than that beloved dress to remind me to incorporate all of those wonderful childhood elements into my creative process.



 
Lesley Grainger
Lesley Grainger
Lesley Grainger is a wife, mom and designer. Her passion to create started as a child and she dreamed of being an artist from her early childhood memories. Lesley is originally from England were she studied Art and received BA Honors Degree in Illustration and Design. She moved to California in 1999 with her husband and daughter. Her designs are inspired by her children, color and nature, especially the beach! In 2008 she started licensing her designs. Lesley’s whimsical and unique style grabbed the attention of leading businesses and her designs moved quickly into stores nationwide. Her distinct and colorful style is now licensed on many global products. She lives in sunny California with her husband, daughter and son where she continues to create new designs.



 
Lily Ashbury
Lily Ashbury
My passions for as long as I can remember have been creating and collecting, while other kids were playing with dolls I was making them and hunting for vintage ones.

I have been surrounded by artists my whole life and recently my family held a Carter family retrospective exhibition that spanned 4 generations.

I started my career as an editorial illustrator for one of the local newspapers in my hometown of Vancouver BC, Canada and have never looked back. From extensive projects for the advertising and publishing industries, to children’s book illustration, art for packaging and Canadian stamp design my illustration career has been both challenging and rewarding.




 
Lori Holt of Bee In My Bonnet
Lori Holt of Bee In My Bonnet
I’m a small town farm girl who spent her childhood playing in the sunshine on tractors and climbing trees. I grew up happily immersed in all things domestic. I’m the middle child of a large family and live closely surrounded by grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousins. My mom says that I was practically born with a needle in my hand. My earliest memories are of sitting underneath the quilting frames and threading needles for my grandma and great aunts until I eventually grew old enough to make stitches of my own. As a girl, I spent many happy hours designing and sewing clothes for my dolls, crocheting and doing embroidery. My deep love of all needle art comes from the early influence of my mother and grandmothers, who were my first teachers. Now I teach others to create and I find joy in using my creativity to make beautiful things. I draw inspiration for my designs from the beauty of the earth and from the love of God and family memories. I am drawn to stacks of colorful fabrics, pretty papers, aprons, buttons, embroidery, old dishes, gingham and polka dots, sprinkles and glitter and all things vintage.



 
Lori Whitlock
Lori Whitlock
Lori Whitlock grew up on a family farm in South Dakota. In between driving tractors and working, she developed a love of sewing and all things creative from her mother. She began quilting at age 15. A few years later Lori went to BYU and received her degree in graphic design. After several years of experience in the design industry Lori found her true love and passion developing product for the crafting industry.



 
Lotta Jansdotter
Lotta Jansdotter



 
Luke Haynes
Luke Haynes



 
Lydia Nelson of Dreamy Quilts
Lydia Nelson of Dreamy Quilts



 
Lynette Anderson Designs
Lynette Anderson Designs
Lynette has several aspects to her business these days. She started designing and selling her patterns in 1995 under the label, Lynette Anderson for The Patchwork Angel, chosen because her father always referred to her and her brother as his angels. Two years later, she opened a quilt store, The Patchwork Angel, with her mother Ruth’s help. It was in an old church on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, but after almost 10 years, she decided to sell it and focus on her designing full time. As well as having several books of designs published, her patterns for stitcheries, quilts, block of the month quilts and more are now marketed under the name, Lynette Anderson Designs.

A second strand of her business is designing handpainted wooden buttons. They are cut to her original drawings and painted locally to her specifications, then marketed worldwide through quilt stores.


 

Malka Dubrawsky
Malka Dubrawsky
Eighth grade art class introduced Malka Dubrawsky to art and she hasn’t been the same since. She went on to graduate from college with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art. It was being at home with children that pushed her into working with textiles.

For several years Malka worked primarily as a fiber artist and was lucky enough to be included in some prestigious shows and publications such as Quilt National and Visions and Fiberarts: Design Book 7.

More recently she’s been busy making more functional textiles though still primarily out of her own hand dyed and patterned fabric. To this end she has turned her attention to crafting quilts, pillows and other sundries. Malka writes and designs patterns and has been published in magazines such as Quilting Arts, Stitch, and several books including Sweater Surgery and Quilts! Baby, Pretty Little Mini Quilts, Whip Up Mini Quilts, and Quilting Art by Spike Gillespie. Her first book, Color Your Cloth: A Quilter’s Guide to Dyeing and Patterning Fabric, was published by Lark Books in November of 2009 and a second book, Fresh Quilting: Fearless, Color, Design, and Inspiration was released this past December by Interweave Press.


 

Marcia Derse
Marcia Derse



 
Maria Kalinowski
Maria Kalinowski



 
Mary Jane Butters
Mary Jane Butters
Carpenter, waitress, janitor, upholsterer, secretary, ranch hand, milkmaid, wilderness ranger, environmental activist, entrepreneur, author, and trend-setter, MaryJane Butters has worn many hats (and aprons) in her day, but none more proudly than that of modern-day farmgirl. Her organic lifestyle magazine, MaryJanesFarm, is available nationwide and she is the author of four books—most recently, Glamping with MaryJane. The book, full of practical how-to’s and plenty of MaryJane’s signature farmgirl charm, is the definitive guide to “glamping,” a term she coined when she combined glamour and camping by opening her wall-tent B&B, the first of its kind in the United States.



 
Mary Koval
Mary Koval



 
McKenna Ryan of Pine Needles
McKenna Ryan of Pine Needles
McKenna loves the idea of quilting as a ’living art.’ " When I design, one of the greatest gifts is the awareness that what I design is going to come to life again and again in a myriad of incredible and unique ways." When she began her company, part of McKenna’s mission statement was that she wanted to somehow touch the lives of others through her art. Over the years, Pine Needles Designs have touched the lives of many. There is something inherent about McKenna’s work that have a healing effect as witnessed through hundreds of letters and emails. Though she is excited about new business ventures and upcoming designs, this is the aspect of her work that means the most to McKenna. To read more go to her website www.pineneedles.com



 
Me and My Sisters Designs
Me and My Sisters Designs
It all started with that first quilt class.

While taking our very first quilt class together, we discovered that the shop we were taking the class at was for sale. We decided that owning a quilt shop might not be such a bad idea. We didn’t end up buying that shop but a few years later started our own.

Designing and sewing samples for the shop was more fun than could be imagined. Years passed and the quilts piled up. Eventually we sold the store and focused all of our attention on designing quilt patterns, and Me and My Sister Designs came to be.

Well one thing led to another and we became two of the luckiest sisters in the whole world when we were invited to design fabrics for Moda.

Just think… it all started with that first quilting class!!




 

Me and You
Me and You



 
Meg Hawkey
Meg Hawkey
Meg Hawkey is an embroidery and quilt designer who makes her home in rural southeastern Washington State. She has spent her entire life creating...sewing, quilting, knitting, crocheting, cross stitch, gardening, cake decorating, jewelry making, cooking, painting, and pretty much anything else that doesn’t require power tools! As a born and raised "country" girl, flowers and the beauty of nature have always been favorite subjects for her artwork and embroidery.



 
Melissa Ybarra
Melissa Ybarra



 
Melly & Me
Melly & Me
My name is Melanie McNeice and I love my creative life designing under the label “Melly & me”

My adventures in sewing were born only 8 years ago after I found myself a stay at home mum with the desire to still be productive. My passion for sewing grew quickly after my sister, Rosalie Quinlan, encouraged me to give it a try. Only 12 months after beginning to sew I tried my hand at design and with my sisters partnership began the pattern label “Melly & me”.

My goals in design are to create a range of contemporary sewing patterns that include bright and quirky toys, wearable bags/purses as well as fun and modern quilts. My favorite designs are original and fun, achievable in a day, as well as being completely useable in everyday life!



 
Me-O-My
Me-O-My



 
Michele D’Amore
Michele D’Amore
I’m a city girl. I was born and raised in Philadelphia and have now spent more than half my life in New York City, and I will probably never leave. New York is a visual feast and I am continually inspired by its textures and colors. I have always worked with textiles, from my earliest days of silk-screening while studying fabric design at the Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science, through my work at some of the city’s leading textile firms. Required to travel frequently to mills both domestic and overseas, allowed for an appreciation of fine fabric and a certain technical expertise to evolve. It is now this passion for perfection that i strive for in every collection. At heart, I am a homebody. It’s an old-fashioned word for what people still seem to crave: comfort. I am comforted by elegance and simplicity. My wish is to share this with you, ultimately through designs for fabric, quilts, stationery, china, gifts, and bedding. I hope you enjoy my designs as much as I enjoy making them.



 
Michele Scott
Michele Scott
Michele Scott is an award-winning quilt artist who specializes in teaching, lecturing, designing, and painted fabrics. New to the exciting and rewarding world of fabric design, Michele’s first love is in quilt design. You can find her original designs in McCall’s Quilting and Quick Quilts magazines regularly. She specializes in machine work and embellishments, but Michele’s high energy can be found in her variety of classes that range from “Machine Quilting 1.5” to “Painting Landscapes”. Look for her new book, Spring of 2010, entitled Bobbinpalooza and Fusing Fun. It will highlight great techniques from her classes! Michele’s goal is to conduct positive upbeat classes that teach sound techniques and give all levels of quilters new confidence. She teaches and lectures locally and nationally.



 
Minick & Simpson
Minick & Simpson
Polly and Laurie are sisters that share of the love all things textile. They are the authors of "Folk Art Friends; Hooked Rugs and Coordinating Quilts"; "Everyday Folk Art; Hooked Rugs and Quilts to Make"; Modern Primitive Quilts: Redefining Country Style," and "Americana Rugs". Laurie is known for the quilts she creates and Polly hooks a rug to match. They have both been featured in various magazines including Country Home, American Patchwork & Quilting, McCall’s Quilting, Victoria, and Architectural Digest. They have combined all these loves into fabrics that include 100% cotton prints, Classic twills and 100% over-dyed wools. Polly and Laurie travel and teach together occasionally. This summer (2009) they will be teaching at the 1800 House on Nantucket for the Nantucket Historical Organization.



 
Molly B’s Studio
Molly B’s Studio



 
Momo
Momo



 
MYKT
MYKT



 
Nancy Gere
Nancy Gere
After a lifetime of collecting vintage fabrics and clothing, Nancy has amassed an impressive collection of both. "It’s my pleasure to bring some of my most wonderful fabric finds to life in authentic reproductions. How wonderful to take a single fabric "scrap" and turn it into an exact replica that thousands of quilters can enjoy."

Nancy lives with her husband in Maryland. She spends her summers on Nantucket Island.



 
Nancy Halvorsen
Nancy Halvorsen
I have been interested in creating, drawing and sewing since I was a little girl. I made dolls and doll furniture by hand before I was old enough to use a sewing machine. My mother did some quilting with her friends when I was young, and I remember playing under the quilt frame while she quilted. As I got older I experimented with all sorts of creative outlets including sewing, embroidery, drawing, woodcrafts and even pottery and stained glass. I also became very interested in interior design. Several years ago I started an interior design business. In reality, it was just another outlet for my artistic yearnings with the added bonus of it being a business. I was introduced to quilting by a friend who was teaching a class on hand piecing and hand quilting. I was comfortable working with fabric because I had done a lot of sewing in the past, but that was my first experience putting together different fabrics to make up a wall hanging. It didn’t take long before I was having fun designing my own quilts. I was drawn to art quilts because I enjoy pulling together my love for all sorts of artistic expression into my quilts. When I first started designing quilts I was just making them for myself. So many people asked me where the designs had come from that I decided to try publishing a few pattern packets. I felt comfortable self-publishing my patterns because I worked for a printer all through high school and college, until I was married, and felt like I knew how to do it. I originally took four pattern packets and went around to my local quilt shops. They were all very enthusiastic and encouraged me to continue designing and to attend Quilt Market. I exhibited at my first quilt market in 1994 and that’s when things really took off! I’ve been in business since the spring of 1992 and have loved every minute of it! To find out more find her website here



 
Nancy Rink
Nancy Rink



 
October Afternoon
October Afternoon



 
One Canoe Two



 
One S1ster Designs
One S1ster Designs
for Henry Glass & Co



 
Pat Sloan
Pat Sloan
Pat Sloan - Quilt designer, fabric designer, author, teacher, speaker and Internet Quilting Radio Show Host. I have a passion for creating and quilts are my medium. I started sewing as a child (love those doll clothes!) and I continued to sew clothing for myself until I discovered quilting. I’ve been quilting now for over 20 years. But I made my first ’first quilt’ way before that!



 
Patrick Lose
Patrick Lose



 
Paul Brent
Paul Brent
Artist and Designer Paul Brent has been in the publishing and licensing industry for over 20 years and has a background in architecture and interior design. All of his experience in these fields combined together solidifies the fact that his talent and passion for design is unsurpassed. Having previously designed coastal collections for many manufacturers, Paul Brent is well aware of what it takes to create a branded product grouping, having achieved success in the creation of several collections. We believe that placing a strong emphasis through advertising, in-store signage, and promotions, based on the fact that the design collection was created by the most recognized coastal artist, will also further the success of the collection. The brand loyalty that is already in place regarding Paul Brent’s work will also be a major contributing factor for the success of any design collection.



 
Pela Studios
Pela Studios



 
Penguin & Fish
Penguin & Fish



 
Pepper Cory
Pepper Cory
I have been a quiltmaker since 1972 when I saw an antique quilt at a rummage sale, purchased it for $1.00, and on the way home fell in love! From that moment I wanted to learn to make quilts and sought out quiltmakers, usually elderly ladies, who could teach me the art. Ever since I’ve been collecting quilts, making quilts myself, writing books about them, designing needlework tools, and sharing my love of quilting by teaching and lecturing.



 
Petit Collage
Petit Collage



 
Primitive Gatherings
Primitive Gatherings
Known world-wide for her primitive style in quilting, Lisa Bongean calls Menasha, WI home. This is where it all happens for Primitive Gatherings and the customers that have grown to love Lisa’s primitive and folk art designs featuring her hand-dyed wools, homespun, reproduction and designer fabrics.

Lisa’s talents are many; proud mother of 3 sons (Lance, Luke and Jake), designer, teacher, award winning quilter, shop owner, and business woman partnered with her husband, Nick. In addition to the retail shop, Lisa and Nick stay busy with their wholesale and internet business as well as traveling to and vending at numerous quilt shows across the country. Primitive Gatherings, their family-owned business, opened in 2004 and continues to grow adding their newest venture in January, 2011….”The Gathering”, a quilters’ retreat house located less than one mile north of the shop.

Primitive Gatherings was elected by the editors of American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine as one of the outstanding quilt shops in North America and featured in the 13th annual Quilt Sampler (spring/summer 2006 edition), a special publication from the American Patchwork & Quilter Magazine.

Lisa is honored to enter into a partnership with Moda and embraces this wonderful opportunity to continue reaching out to quilters everywhere offering them beautiful new fabrics designed especially for creating her primitive and folk art designs.



 
Quilted Crow Girls
Quilted Crow Girls



 
Renee Nannemann
Renee Nannemann
Many quilters and needlewomen recognize Renee from her publications of the Need’l Love "Threads" series of books which feature at least one quilt, along with wool applique, stitchery, rug hooking and more. Beautiful styling and photography make these project books a collector’s item. The first Woodland Threads book came out in 1995, and the latest release in 2012 was Garden Gate Threads, #26 in the series. Along with creating beautiful fabric collections, Renee has published 9 books featuring the fabrics from her collections. Her own unique color palette is recognizable in each design.

Always a trend-setter, Renee loves to fill her life with things she loves -- "Bella Bliss" -- and wants to share them with others through her designs!


 

Robin Pickens
Robin Pickens



 
Rosemarie Lavin
Rosemarie Lavin
Rosemarie Lavin is a textile designer in New York City. Her love for patterns and fabric started at a young age. Her mother and aunts were avid sewers, knitters and crafters, making everything from drapery to crochet bathing suits.

"Our Easter and Christmas dresses as well as our communion dresses and bridal tiaras were all lovingly handmade by my Mom and her sisters. My sister and I would search magazines to choose just the right dress style. After a group trip to the fabric store to pick the fabric and pattern they were given to Aunt Marie to recreate the style in her basement. Several fittings later it was done and even more beautiful than the original. Aunt Ann would have knitted a coordinating shawl, sweater or beaded hat and we were ready for anything."

Being around such talented people in her family instilled a desire to choose a creative career. Rosemarie went to FIT as Textile design and development student and completed her education at the Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science. She now heads a large studio of artists that do product development and design for a wide range of products under her direction. Her customers include home furnishing manufacturers, children’s and women’s clothing companies as well as textile and quilting fabric manufacturers.

Rosemarie lives on Long Island with her husband Paul and their 2 sons. They spend much of the summer on their boat on the Great South Bay and Fire Island where Rosemarie is able to use the time for inspiration to create her fabric collections. She’s been designing successful quilting collections for Windham Fabrics for over 5 years.

As an 18 year breast cancer survivor Rosemarie is a passionate supporter of the Maurer Foundation for Breast Cancer Awareness. She kindly contributes to their organization proceeds from the sales from each of her fabric collections.



 
Sandy Gervais
Sandy Gervais
Sandy has always had an interest in art and sewing. Her mother taught her how to sew at a young age. In high school she made her own clothes and made greeting cards for her friends. Later on she made cards for her boyfriend, who later became her husband. On the advice of her high school counselor she did not pursue a career in art. She was told that an A in high school art does not make you an artist. In 1988 Sandy set out to prove that counselor wrong (or right) and started a greeting card company, " My Dream Designs." In 1992 she combined her love of art and sewing skills and the pattern company "Pieces From My Heart" was born. In spring of 1994, she attended her first international Quilt Market in St. Louis, where she was discovered by Moda fabrics. Many fabric lines later, she is thrilled to be designing fabric for Moda. Designing fabric allows Sandy to work with different color pallets, which is her favorite part of designing. Sandy resides in Algona, Iowa with her husband Bruce and two children, Anthony and Abby. Pieces From My Heart Books and Patterns are available through United Notions/Moda Fabrics.



 
Sara Franklin
Sara Franklin



 
Sara Khammash
Sara Khammash
My inspiration for art started as a small child. I am one of eight children growing up in Oklahoma. My father would paint, draw and do wood carvings in his spare time. I would watch for dad to come home from work so that I could draw with him and watch him do his art. When I was in grade school, my father would let me help him paint store windows for the Pioneer Days celebration. I learned sewing and quilting from my mom. Memories of the first quilts made were denim quilts made from my brother’s old blue jeans. Mom taught me to sew clothing and make doll clothes. Being part of a large family there was always lots of mending, hemming and sewing to do. I also have memories of helping Mom to recover the furniture with the denim sewn squares . I look back and don’t know how they did it, raising eight children, busy work schedules, having a Cub Scout troop, being the church organist, taking us all on camping and fishing trips plus the many picnics that were enjoyed. Mom canned most of our fruits and vegetables, made our own jellies, baked and cooked from scratch and I would be there to help. I guess that is where I get my love for cooking. Nothing beats painting or sewing while you are smelling something baking in the oven. It has always been a dream to design fabric and I feel really blessed to be a part of Moda. It is the same feeling as being part of a big family. I set “no limits” on my art. I just wish for more hours in a day to accomplish all that I would love to do. My many passions are designing fabrics, creating paintings and murals, illustrating books, sewing, wood carving and baking. I like the simple life and still to this day hang the clothes out on the line to dry.



 
Sarah J Maxwell
Sarah J Maxwell



 
Sarah Morgan



 
Scott Jarrard Illustrations
Scott Jarrard Illustrations
Hi- My name is Scott Jarrard. I’m a professional illustrator with 20 years of experience and a BFA in Illustration. After spending the first ten years of my career designing characters, concepts and advertising materials for Sony PlayStation, I left the video game industry and created my own illustration company. I’ve worked with international advertising and design agencies and their clients including: Verizon, Microsoft, Dreamworks, Intel, Nascar and many others. Whether you’re looking for Storyboards, Advertising Illustrations, Maps or Characters, I’ll work hard to make sure your project is a success!



 
Sentimental Studios
Sentimental Studios
Sentimental Studios is a fine art studio best known for their romantic florals and fine line work. The studio is a melting pot of talented artists from painters to colorists, each an expert in their respected field. Their design story is always one of timeless beauty rich with tradition. Collectively, Sentimental Studios takes a fine art approach to every design they create. From concept through to completion every step is handled with the delicacy of tending to a fine orchid.



 
Shania Sunga
Shania Sunga
A love of nature and wildlife is a tremendous source of artistic inspiration for Shania. Born and raised on the beautiful coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, her appreciation for nature is evident in the complex designs of her appliqué art quilts featuring the landscape and wildlife of Canada. Self-taught in art and quilting, Shania went on to attend the Emily Carr College of Art and Design, graduating with a degree in Industrial Design. Her art and quilt patterns are sold around the world. Chico, Shania’s Caique parrot, is our Cantik Batik mascot who comes to work with Shania often and has his own playground in her studio. He loves fabric and is always happy to assist in choosing colours for our next Cantik Batik collection.



 
Shannon Gillman Orr
Shannon Gillman Orr
Shannon is a reformed architect and costume designer who is learning to mastering what it means to be her. With a lifetime of making in all forms as her toolset she stumbled across a $3 tin recipe box and immediately filled it with a business dream; all on index cards. The dream of Eva Blake’s Makery became a reality in 2012 where she designs sewing and surface patterns, and hosts crafting events. She has also recently launched a Learn to Sew series on YouTube teaching the very basics of sewing to people afraid of needles and thread. Shannon has been blogging since 2006 at Mastering the Art of Being Me where she shares the stories of other creative women and delves into her own ‘being me’ story. After a decade of east coast living, she now lives and dreams in Tucson, Arizona with her family of all boys.



 
Shelly Comiskey of Simply Shelly Designs
Shelly Comiskey of Simply Shelly Designs
Shelly first started a career in art years ago with polymer clay selling her characters at local craft shows and malls. Later she started designing, traveling, and teaching. She has authored four books on working with the clay in which one of the books was with Disney on sculpting their favorite characters. Gradually, she made the transition back to her true passion ... illustrating! Now mostly illustrating, Shelly is driven with a vivid imagination and strong passion to create, color & paint!



 
Sherri & Chelsi
Sherri & Chelsi



 
Stacy Iest Hsu
Stacy Iest Hsu
Stacy lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and three children. She has been a textile and product designer for over ten years and has designed for such retailers as Janie and Jack, GapKids, Target, and Tiny Prints among others. Recently she decided to branch out independently to market her own line of original creations. For Stacy it has been a dream come true to work with Moda and she can’t wait to share her exclusively designed collection with the quilt and crafting community. Stacy approaches designing a collection a lot like telling a story – a skill honed and inspired by many years of reading books to her kids. When she is not designing, Stacy enjoys spending time with her family, going to the beach, and working in her garden and yard.



 
Stephanie Prescott
Stephanie Prescott



 
Stephanie Ryan
Stephanie Ryan
Stephanie’s art centers around heartfelt encouragement, with vivid, sweet colors, bold, blossoming flowers, and inspirational messaging woven throughout. Her goal? To remind every journeying soul of their infinite potential; of life’s wonder when times are good, and of life’s grace when times are harder. My journey began after a fire destroyed Little Souls, the doll manufacturing company where I worked for 11 years. My time there was invaluable. I started as a doll maker and was steadily promoted from designer to buyer to product manager. After the fire, I was faced with the fact that I had to start over and decided to return to school as an adult student at Moore College of Art & Design, majoring in graphic design and taking additional classes in illustration and textile design. It was the combination of these studies and my love for fabric and product development that guided me to a career as a tabletop and product designer where I developed successful products for several leading companies. With 20 years of experience in product development and the desire to live a life I love, I faced my fears and made the decision to step out from behind the scenes and launch my own brand. Stephanie Ryan, was officially launched in 2011 with the introduction of Floral Fusion, a tabletop collection for Lenox. In 2012, I partnered with MHS Licensing to oversee all of my licensing opportunities so that I could concentrate on what is important to me, creating art and inspiring others to listen to their hearts and see that anything is possible as long as you believe in yourself.



 
Steve Haskamp
Steve Haskamp



 
Studio M
Studio M



 
Sue Daley Designs
Sue Daley Designs
Sue Daley was born and raised in the southern suburbs of Sydney, Australia. She worked for many years as a detail draftsperson, but her love of fabric and design was so great that eventually it took over her life.

Sue has 30 years of patchwork experience and the last 15 years running her own business. Patchwork with Busyfingers which specialises in English paper piecing, American piecing, needleturn appliqué, embroidery and fine hand quilting.

Along with her pattern designs the business supplies pre-cut paper shapes, acrylic templates, patterns, books and associated accessories worldwide. Sue now lives on the beautiful Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia with her husband and 2 dogs. When she is not travelling the world sharing her love of patchwork, she spends her time designing new patterns and writing books for the patchwork industry.



 
Sue Marsh
Sue Marsh
Though you wouldn’t expect it from the fun, quirky illustrations she is known for, Sue Marsh possesses a background in software engineering. This highly technical background provided her with the ideal skill-set for quilt and pattern design. After 15 years working in the petroleum industry as a software engineer, she decided to make her passionate hobby a fulltime venture and launched Whistlepig Creek Productions, her pattern design company. Whistlepig Creek has found great success in its 10 year history, with an extensive website and mail-order business thriving. "I use math-especially trigonometry and geometry-more in quilting than in engineering!" Since she was a child, Sue Marsh has always been drawing characters. Her hand-drawn illustrations reflect a sense of youthfulness, whimsy and fun. Sue has a background in fabric design, having created two lines of fabric for Marcus Brothers over a period of two years. Sue’s fun, lighthearted collections of novelty prints appeal to both kids and the young-at-heart!



 
Sue Schlabach
Sue Schlabach



 
Susie Johnson
Susie Johnson
Susie Johnson’s eclectic taste and creative flair is displayed in the diverse subject matters and styles she illustrates, ranging from whimsical children’s novelties to sophisticated watercolor florals inspired from nature. Her professional career as an illustrator has landed her employment in many diverse fields, giving her the opportunity to let her creativity run wild and the ability to hone her skills in the world of graphic illustration.

"Creativity for me is like breathing — it’s just a necessary part of life, and though I’ve had many job descriptions through the years, running through them all has been the thread of creative visual communication. I came from an artistic background as my dad was an illustrator, first for the Detroit auto industry in the ’50’s and 60’s, and then as an illustrator of paperback book covers. He was passionate about the great artists through the ages and shared that enthusiasm with me, always defining the differences between things like form and balance, shape and shadow," shares Susie.



 
Sweetwater
Sweetwater
Sweetwater is a family ran design company located in northeastern Colorado. All of the designing, marketing, shipping, and distribution takes place at the corporate office just southwest of the town of Fort Morgan. Sweetwater is acutally a spin- off of its parent company Farmyard Creations. Farmyard Creations began as a quilt company in 1985, providing quilt patterns and designing fabrics for quilt stores throughout the Unites States, Canada and even overseas. In 2001, Sweetwater was born by taking the fabric designs of Farmyard Creations and turning them into paper. Coordinating stickers and other accessories were then added to give the Sweetwater line a soft, sophisticated style. Recently, Sweetwater has been focusing their energy on fresh and innovative graphic design, as well as a fun line of fabric and quilt patterns.




 

Tamara Kate



 
Tanya Whelan
Tanya Whelan
Designer Tanya Whelan was born nostalgic. For Tanya, creative inspiration comes from her passionate love of old houses, historic architecture, antique furniture, vintage objects and artifacts of all kinds, and most especially antique textiles (she’s a girl who can literally go weak in the knees at the discovery of the "perfect" rose strewn antique quilt). Her childhood in the grand old city of Manhattan, her travels to historic places around the world, and her time living in an ancient Italian town have all informed her vintage chic aesthetic and provided inspiration for her designs. Tanya has been sewing and crafting since childhood having learned the joys of creativity from the talented women quilters, artists, and crafters in her family, especially her mother. Her love of sewing and the birth of her 3rd child lead her to create a line of children’s hats and luxe baby blankets with a vintage sensibility that sold in boutiques on the east and west coasts. The process of sourcing the beautiful fabrics she used in her line eventually evolved into her retail fabric store Flapper Girl Fabrics. Her store has been featured in magazines such as Country Living, Romantic Homes, and Good Housekeeping as a fabulous source for vintage inspired fabrics. Tanya’s desire to see a little bit of the past come "back to life" for today’s quilting, crafting and interiors forms the basis for her design company Grand Revival and her new line, Barefoot Roses, for FreeSpirit. Sophisticated, pretty and fresh, with a modern approach to vintage style, Barefoot Roses reflects Tanya’s eclectic sensibilities. Tanya has a BA degree in philosophy and lives with her husband and 3 children in the historic city of Norfolk, Virginia. On any given Saturday she could be found in a musty corner of a local antiques shop rummaging through piles of textiles searching for the perfect sunny 40’s tablecloth, reupholstering a cool old chair found on the curb, or playing on the porch of her 1913 house with her children. To learn more or to contact Tanya go to www.grandrevivaldesign.com



 
Terri Degenkolb



 
The Buggy Barn
The Buggy Barn
Sisters Pam Soliday and Janet Nesbitt opened the Buggy Barn in 1996. Their shop is located outside of Reardan, in the heart of Washington’s wheat country, just 2 miles west of Spokane. The shop is in a century old carriage house, dubbed the Buggy Barn by the daughter of the family who homesteaded there. Pam and Janet are avid scrap quilters who love to mix prints and plaids and are known for their unique sense of color. In addition to the retail shop, Pam and Janet also publish books and patterns and have developed their own quick and easy method of crazy quilting. They have designed several lines for Henry Glass including: Crazy about Hearts and Stars, Star Struck, In the Pink, Creamery Neutrals & Sunny Side Up, Pumpkin Spice, In the Pin and Farmhouse. For their complete line of books, patterns and fabric, visit the:



 
The Henley Studio
The Henley Studio
for Makower UK



 
The Jungs - Lauren, Jessi and Carrie
The Jungs - Lauren, Jessi and Carrie
When you think of this “daughter-mother” team, think “young.” That is the pronunciation of their last name. Lauren is an artist—Jessi, a quilter. And recently, they combined talents with the other Jung sister/daughter, Carrie! Lauren graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from Furman University, followed by a graduate degree in graphic design from the Portfolio Center in Atlanta. After bouncing around from various web design jobs, she has now, ventured out on her own, working on a startup with her significant other. They’ve created an ad-tech company where fashion brands can connect and collaborate with bloggers on their website, The Shelf. Jessi learned to quilt in 1999, from her friend, Connie. They went on to design and sell quilt patterns, as well as develop a quilt planner, labeled PLAN BEE. One day, Lauren said, “I have a great idea. Let’s design our own fabric line!” And that was the beginning. Carrie was in college at that time at Clemson University. She has a masters degree in Marketing. She is a freelance journalist and radio producer in Albuquerque, NM. One Spring market, she tagged along, and discovered that she was a “natural” in promoting their fabric! So Carrie is now part of Jung Designs. Lauren and Jessi create their fabric designs. Jessi develops and sews quilt patterns. And Carrie creates and sews bags, totes, and accessory patterns for their business. They have a long distance partnership, as Lauren lives in Las Vegas, Jessi is from Spartanburg, SC., and Carrie resides in Albuquerque. But they get together as much as possible to work on future lines for Moda. And their latest accomplishment includes a book, Sweet And Simple Sewing, through Martingale Publishers.



 
The Quilt Patch
The Quilt Patch
The Quilt Patch is located in the heart of downtown Moose Jaw, SK. Canada. We are the home of authors Shelley Wicks and Jeanne Large. Their books all published by Martingale and Co - That Patchwork Place: ’Tis the Season’ July 2010, ’Urban Country Quilts’ October 2011, ’Tis the Autumn Season’ June 2013



 
The RBD Designers
The RBD Designers



 
Tim and Beck
Tim and Beck
Tim and Beck share much more than a studio. Love, laughter, joy, parenting, weekly trips to the beach, lots of sunshine, spontaneous dance parties, crazy house, two adorable silly willy girls, vintage thrifting, childhood relived, these are the ingredients that inspire these two. They love the process of designing a new collection from hand sketched story boards by beck, to the computerized translation by Tim. They strive to capture the joy of life in their design.



 
Trena Olsen
Trena Olsen



 
Urban Chiks
Urban Chiks
These two young designers each bring something very different to the drawing board. One has a background in fashion and a flare for modern lifestyle while the other is a graphic designer with a passion for vintage textiles. These two come together to create a fresh and vibrant approach to fabric design, providing yards of delicious material for the next generation of craft pioneers.



 
V and Co.
V and Co.
Vanessa is a mother of 4 who likes to quilt, sew, decorate, design and have fun. She is a well known blogger, pattern designer and book author. She is known for her simplistic design and creative use of fabric.



 
Wench Wolff Hatling
Wench Wolff Hatling
Norwegian quilt designer, born oct 2, 1968. Lives in the small town of Steinkjer, in the middle of Norway, have a husband and 4 kids (3 daughters (22, 20, 14 yrs) and 1 son (11 yrs). An architect by education, and worked many years as an architect both in public planning and house construction, before devoting full time work to the quilt designing business in 2011. Northern Quilts started in 2002, when I began designing quilts. Northern Quilts expanded to be a quilt shop business also, and are now one of Norway’s best known web shops. Wenche (pronounced “Venk-a” with a small V like you would say “Vector”) have designed a lot of quilt patterns and stitchery patterns for the Scandinavian market. Her patterns have been published in a been published in the Norwegian, Swedish and Danish quilt magazines, European QuiltMania, American Patchwork & Quilting and Australian Homespun. In 2013 she began designing fabrics. I’m inspired by Nordic nature and traditions of course, and I try to combine the fun & cute with more graphic shapes. To make a quilt is all about having fun, and if my designs can bring a smile to your face, I have succeeded!



 
Whistler Studios
Whistler Studios



 
Yoko Saito
Yoko Saito



 
Yuko Hasegawa
Yuko Hasegawa
Designer Yuko Hasegawa knows the importance visual communication. As an editorial illustrator with the Los Angeles Times, it was her job to create pictures that were literally "worth a thousand words". She had to describe complex stories with just a single illustration. "You get one shot to visually communicate a concept to readers, and grab their attention," she explains. Her talents landed her illustration jobs with more newspapers, magazines, and toy companies. Yuko earned degrees from two prestigious art schools, California Institute of the Arts with a BFA in Character Animation, and Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California with a BFA in Illustration. You can see the merging of the two disciplines in her expressive, dimensional character designs.



 
Zen Chic
Zen Chic
A former interior designer and student of textile design, Brigitte Heitland has been sewing since she was a young girl. Coming from making her own clothes, German Brigitte learned only a few years ago about quilting, but was at once hooked on. She brings her modern and sophisticated style in her quilts characterized by shrewd simplicity, harmonious color and class workmanship. Brigitte launched her brand ZEN CHIC in 2010 and designs not only quilt patterns but also her own fabric lines. Besides she is an experienced longarm quilter and since modern quilting is so dear to her heart she teaches different classes about contemporary quilting techniques and good use of color. Brigitte is mother of three children and lives with her family in Germany.



 
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