Laura Heine has designed over 50 beautiful collage quilts! Her technique is taught by certified teachers across the nation. Laura has also designed over 50 different lines of fabric. Not to mention author of Color Fusion: Fiberworks and Laura’s Little Book of Collage 2nd Edition. This new book takes you through step-by-step instruction on her floral and painterly techniques. Laura enjoys traveling the US teaching her technique and as she put it “sharing the of making with her students!”
Sherry is a quilter, blogger, and pattern designer. She has been a crafter her entire life starting with hand sewing when she was younger, then expanding to crocheting, knitting, needle felting, paper crafts, and finally quilting for the last 5 years. She fell in love with the variety quilting brings! Sherry is an engineer by schooling and day job, but quilting definitely energizes and motivates her the most in life. Her blog, Powered by Quilting, documents her quilting adventures and provides inspiration to others. She is currently designing quilting patterns for confident beginners to help breakdown some of the barriers for newer quilters.
Sherry invites you to download and enjoy her pattern – Impact – by clicking the photo below. Thank Sherry for this beautiful free pattern by visiting her website, liking her on Facebook or leaving a comment on her blog.
Emily Taylor is a self-taught artist, fabric designer and quilter. She has been a creative entrepreneur in both the home decor industry and quilt industry for 20+ years. In her new book, Collage Quilter: Essentials for Success with Collage Quilts, Emily explains the essentials for success with collage quilts. Using detailed photos and illustrations, Emily guides readers through the foundational principles of art that should be understood and applied by aspiring collage quilt artists. She explores value, color temperature, and contrast in the process of fabric selection for a quilt. Emily also explains in depth the pros and cons of various supplies for making collage quilts. Finally, she provides four collage quilt projects in the book that readers can create as they apply the lessons of the book and learn her methods.
Watch Emily in action on YouTube.com
Get started with collage quilting now with Emily’s beginner pattern Oliver Owl! Click the free pattern below and visit Emily’s website – https://collagequilter.com/ – for more patterns, techniques and discover the collage quilter in YOU!
A renaissance man by the very definition, Patrick Lose has spent his entire professional career being creative in one medium or another. An accomplished actor, singer, artist, illustrator, award-winning costume designer, author, fabric designer, pattern designer and outside-of-the-box quilter, Patrick is always looking for new ways to inspire and bring color to the world around him. “When I sit down to doodle at the drawing board, I never know what one of my designs might become.” Whether it’s unique fabric prints, quilts, clothing, stationery products, or home decor, he enjoys creating it all.
Patrick is well-known for his playful novelty designs and colorful trendsetting basics, which he’s created over the 23 years he’s spent designing cotton fabric collections for the industry’s leading companies and, now, for his new company, Patrick Lose Fabrics. As an author of dozens of quilting and crafting publications, Patrick generously shares so many of his creative endeavors. Revered by quilters for his unique method of mixing traditional piecing with contemporary applique techniques, he focuses on creating a variety that attracts quilters of all ages and styles. His quilts, crafts, clothing, and home decorating accessories have graced the pages of such distinguished magazines as his own Celebrations in Quilting, Better Homes & Gardens, American Patchwork and Quilting, Country Crafts, Christmas Ideas, Halloween Tricks & Treats, Love of Quilting and many more.
Always proud to be a longtime friend of independent retailers, Patrick’s fabric collections, books and patterns can be found at your greatest source for inspiration – your local independent quilt shop.
Hi! My name is Margie. I’m a wife, mom, pattern designer and fabri-holic. My adventure in sewing/quilting started back when I was a young girl. I officially started designing in 2008 with a very good friend. My passion for quilting and designing motivated me to launch Ribbon Candy Quilt Company in 2010. The patterns I design are for the busy quilter in all of us, fast, easy and finished! My mind never stops and the desire to constantly create is always there. I absolutely love what I do! Creating, designing, playing, fusing, sewing are all in a day’s work for me. As you have noticed, fusible web is my best friend and favorite method of applique. I love to add fusible web applique to just about everything because, I think it adds just a little bit of pizazz.
When not in my studio, you can find me spending time with my family, cooking, baking, reading or shopping for more fabric.
Teresa Duryea Wong is a lifelong writer and communicator. She began her career as a journalist, and spent several years as the publisher of a fine art magazine. For two decades, she worked in corporate public affairs and eventually became Vice President of Communications for a large corporation.
She is the author of two books on Japanese quilts and textiles: Japanese Contemporary Quilts and Quilters: The Story of an American Import (2015), and Cotton and Indigo from Japan (2017). She travels to Japan often to research and write, and travels the U.S. to lecture.
In 2014, Teresa earned a Master of Liberal Studies degree from Rice University, where she authored her final capstone (thesis) on the history of Japanese quilts. In recognition of this academic research, she was named the ‘Faith P. and Charles L. Bybee Foundation Scholar’ by the Bybee Foundation and the Texas Quilt Museum.
Teresa has been a quiltmaker for 20 years and she is also a handbag designer and makes handcrafted leather bags and clothing for her own label, mariejay.
More info on her website: teresaduryeawong.com
I have been longarm quilting since 1999. Warm quilt batting has been my go to since the beginning. Their consistent quality, even needling and stabilizing scrim give me easy handling on large projects. The new cotton scrim in the Warm 100 and Warm 80/20 are my new favorites. The cotton scrim drapes beautifully.
Cindy has authored or co-authored 10 books, numerous patterns and magazine articles. Her first book Snippet Sensations launched an international teaching career taking her to numerous countries including New Zealand, Australia, Germany, France and Switzerland. She hosted the Quilt Central TV show on PBS for 3 seasons and was the host for Quilterstv.com. She has taught for the prestigious IQA Quilt Festival in Houston, AQS shows, Sew and Stitchery EXPO, New Zealand Quilt Symposium, Creativa Festival in Germany, Berlin Patchwork Symposium, Images, Road to California, Quilt Colorado and numerous regional shows and guilds. Her quilt style ranges from traditional to artistic – she likes it all! But, most of all she loves to teach and inspire people.
Just a little about me: By day I work as an engineer and patent agent for a private textile and chemical company. I enjoy seeing all of the new inventions being developed and I like that even if I am not sewing quilts during the day, I am still working with and learning about textiles.
I have always been crafty trying my hand at cake decorating, cooking, crocheting but always had a love for quilts (though there were no quilters in my family). I decided to make my daughter a quilt for her “big girl” toddler bed so I went to the fabric store and bought a cutting mat, rotary cutting, and ruler and armed with my mother’s old 1980’a slant shank Singer and hours of visiting blogs and watching YouTube videos, I made my first quilt. I have been hooked ever since.
I love the online quilting community! I have truly found a home online and I am very fortunate to be able to call some wonderful quilters friends. I like having a two way conversation so I encourage comments and try to respond to each one (as well as visit the commenter’s blog).
If you want to take a look around my blog – https://meadowmistdesigns.blogspot.com/, you will find my latest finishes, tutorials, patterns, and popular yearly mystery quilt in the tabs at the top of the blog and on the sidebar.
If you ever need to reach me, you can leave a comment on one of my posts or email me directly. Besides my blog, you can find me often on Instagram @MeadowMistDesigns and on Facebook. I look forward to meeting you and exploring the world of quilting together!
Click the pattern cover to download Cheryl’s Warm Hugs pattern and visit her blog or website to thank her for sharing her beautiful work!
Bea was introduced to quilting in 2004 at a church class, but it took a few years for her to get hooked. Her passion took hold when she started making charity quilts and entering quilt shows. In 2009, Bea’s husband bought her a longarm machine, and she began taking custom orders. Visit her website below to check out her gallery. Bea, her husband, and their three children live in a small town in North Carolina. Bea has won numerous ribbons at county fairs, quilt shows, and guild shows, and she has her work regularly published in the hottest quilting magazines! Visit Bea’s website for more tutorials and fun! https://www.beaquilter.com/
Free download for Bea’s SPAM potholders – just click the picture!