CELEBRATING 85 YEARS IN THE TEXTILE INDUSTRY 1
From L to R: Scott, Robert and Greg Fortunoff.
We are so excited to see all of the projects made in honor of Jaftex’s first ever blog hop and 85th Anniversary celebration. Jaftex is the parent of several companies, 3 of which cater to quilt shops only: The Blank Quilting Corp., Henry Glass Fabrics & Studioe Fabrics. Each of these companies and its employees could not be more proud to be a part of this special celebratory blog hop. Thanks to all of our dear friends that contributed their time, skills and social media prowess in order to make this blog hop a huge hit. We could not have achieved such great results without your contributions. It means a lot to us that so many people were willing to step up on behalf of our companies and our family. We truly value your friendship and partnership. Thanks a million! Being part of a family business is very special and rewarding in so many different ways. At the current time, the third (Robert) and fourth generation (Scott & Greg) of the Fortunoff’s are holding down the fort, with several from the fifth generation on deck. With 85 years behind us, we look forward to what lies ahead especially as this industry continues to transform with lots of new advancements. We are excited to see what the future will bring and hope that you continue on this amazing journey with our family as we get closer to the very big and exciting 100th anniversary. As we look toward the future, we would be remiss if we didn’t talk about the past. Thanks to Jacob A. Fortunoff, the JAF in Jaftex, for having the guts to go out and start his own business. We could only imagine what effort was involved with starting a business from scratch in the early 1900’s. Thank you to Jacob’s sons, Everett & Dan, for their contributions to the business too. Each generation certainly faced challenges along the way and luckily no one gave up the quest to keep Jaftex alive. There is no doubt that all of these Fortunoff ancestors are looking down on us and smiling to know that their legacy lives on.Thanks again to everyone involved, both past and present. Robert, Scott & Greg Fortunoff 3
Jaftex 85th Anniversary Quilt 91“ x 91“ Designer: Piecer: Quilted by:
Laura Gilviin Debbie Fenton Joehellen George
ABOUT THE FABRICS Fusion Illusion For The Blank Quilting Corp. Fusion Illusion has been one of the Blank Quilting Corp.’s most popular basic fabrics for over eight years. Inspired by watercolor ribbons, it comes in 23 vivid colors giving the sewer a wide spectrum to work with. From sophisticated neutrals, to warm jewel tones and bright juvenile colors, it is a great texture to have in your stash. This line is printed in Korea and is currently available in 10 yard put ups. Folio For Henry Glass For over 3 years, Henry Glass & Co. has been running the Folio style. This vine like blender goes very well with all of the HG novelty collections. The bright and lively colors can be combined to make their own beautiful quilt. Printed on 100% cotton in Korea, this collection offers great quality and a silky feel. The collection currently consists of 52 colors and will be a HG standard for many years to come. Visit www.henryglassfabrics.com to view all 52 colors. Peppered Cottons For Studioe Fabrics By Pepper Cory In early 2013, Pepper Cory approached us about running a program of “shot cottons” for Studioe. At first, we were hesitant to test out this fabric as the market is already flooded with loads of solid programs and this arena is very competitively priced. We took a leap of faith and trusted Pepper. We started with about 15-20 colors and then increased the count two times to finally reach 50 colors that we currently offer today. This fabric has gained much notoriety and if you search the internet, many people are calling it their “solid of choice.” These fabrics are 44/45” wide, produced in India and come in 10 yard double and rolled bolts. Stay tuned in 2016 for a potential update to the color palette.
Cover quilt: TV B.C. (Before Cable) by Barbara Jones
TABLE OF CONTENTS 2 3 4 6 7 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52 54 56 58 60 62 64 66 68 70 72
85th Anniversary Fabric Letter Anniversary Quilt About The Fabrics Table of Contents Kim Diehl Pepper Cory Anjeanette Klinder Leanne Anderson Mark Lipinski Heather Kojan Martha Walker Heather Mulder Peterson Linda Lum DeBono Heidi Kuntz Dana Brooks Jill Finley Penny Doucette Ida Houston Liz and Beth Hawkins Melissa Dunworth Yvonne Fuchs Amy Hamberlin Barbara Jones Erica Jackman Leona Avny Sylvia Schaefer Lorna McMahon Kim Niedzwiecki for Aurifil Rebekah Craft Julie Cefalu Mary Ellen Von Holt Mary Jane Carey Daisy Aschehoug Melissa Corry Janet Nesbitt Jenny Wilding Cardon for Martingale Teresa Duryea Wong
Color Me Happy by Kim Diehl
Kim Diehl kimdiehl.com Project appeared on the American Patchwork & Quilting blog: allpeoplequilt.com/blogs/apqstaff Color Me Happy, 14 1/2“ x 16 1/2” After winning a national challenge with just the third quilt she’d ever made, Kim Diehl’s new found hobby quickly blossomed into a full time career. In addition to designing quilts and authoring her “Simple” series of books for Martingale & Company, Kim has designed numerous fabriccollections for Henry Glass & Company, as well as her new “Simple Whatnots Club” pattern collections, available exclusively through quilt shops. Kim travels extensively sharing her quilts and teaching her easy techniques. She is slowly beginning to reduce her days away from home as her husband nears retirement. What a wonderful journey for a girl who wondered if she had what it took to make a single quilt!
Chinese Coins by Pepper Cory
Pepper Cory peppercory.blogspot.com Chinese Coins, 51“ x 66” In 1972, 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 on, I wanted to learn to make quilts and sought out quilt makers, usually elderly ladies, who could teach me the art. Ever since, I've been collecting quilts, making quilts, writing books about them, designing needlework tools and sharing my love of quilting by teaching and lecturing. For seven years (1976-1983), I owned a quilt shop called Culpepper's Quilts, in East Lansing, Michigan.Teaching travels have taken me to 45 of the 50 states, plus Canada, England, France, Spain, Denmark, Holland, Belgium, Germany, New Zealand and Australia. Obviously, I love traveling! I have written seven books: Quilting Designs from the Amish, Quilting Designs from Antique Quilts, Multi-Block Quilts, 65 Drunkard's Path Variations, co-authored Signature Quilts with Susan McKelvey, Mastering Quilt Marking, and the most recent, Pepper Cory Quilting Pattern Collection, which came out January 2007. In addition to designing stencils for marking quilts, I also design painting stencils for home decorating, which are manufactured by StenSource International and Quilting Creations International. For twelve years, I’ve been designing cotton prints, first for Michael Miller Fabrics, then Telegraph Road Studio, Avlyn and now Studioe Fabrics. What do I do when I'm not quilting? I garden, read history and poetry, and walk on the beach collecting shells. Since 1996, my husband Rod and I have lived in coastal North Carolina. We love the beauty of our home and share it with a cat named Bamboo. 11
Cascading Star by Anjeanette Klinder
Anjeanette Klinder anjeanettek.com Cascading Star, 14â€œ x 30â€? Anjeanette is a maker, wife, mother and giant dog owner. She spends her days making in Maryland and her nights dreaming in fabric. She learned to sew when she was young and has had the opportunity to share her designs with several sewing and fabric websites.
Hearts Bloom In Godâ€™s Word by Leanne Anderson
Leanne Anderson thewholecountrycaboodle.blogspot.com Hearts Bloom In God’s Word, 46“ x 51” Leanne Anderson, owner of The Whole Country Caboodle, has been designing kits and patterns since 1992. She lives in Nashua, Iowa, where her design studio is nestled in the country overlooking the beautiful Cedar Lake. She works side by side with her daughter Kaytlyn and mom, Jan. Leanne and Kaytlyn are designing some lines together, so keep an eye out for them. Leanne is not new to the fabric industry, as she has been designing fabric for the past 19 years. Her whimsical characters are generally the focus of her designs, both in fabric, patterns and kits. Leanne loves to work with color and finds a real passion in putting together prints, plaids and solids, where truly she feels that God gets the credit for her abilities. A few of her signature items are her "Caboodles in a Box" packaged in checkerboard boxes, her "Alphabet Soup Quilts" and "Rugs in a Mug" packaged in antique-style tin mugs. When Leanne is not designing, she is spending time with her husband Ed, or hanging out with her grown children, Shelby & son-in-law Tim, Taylor and daughter-in-law Amy and daughter Kaytlyn. The absolute joys of her life are her grandchildren Toby, Leighton and Finley. They serve as her biggest inspiration!
The Get-Mark-Home Travel Organizer by Mark Lipinski
Mark Lipinski marklipinskisblog.wordpress.com The Get-Mark-Home Travel Organizer, 5 1/2“ x 9 1/2” (closed) You will be hard pressed to find a more entertaining lecture and enjoyable quilting class than one taken with international quilt teacher, quilt fabric designer and creator, former Executive Editor of Quilter's Home magazine, Executive Editor of Mark Lipinski's Fabric Trends and Mark Lipinski's Christmas 365 magazines. Mark's no holds barred, brutally honest, riotous talks are half about quilting, half show & tell and all stand-up comedy. As a designer, Mark's work has been seen in McCall's Quilting, Fons and Porter's Love of Quilting, Quilty, McCall's Quick Quilts, Quiltmaker, American Patchwork and Quilting's Quilts and More, The Quilter, Irish Quilting, Fabric Trends magazines, various special interest publications, as well as patterned designs in all of his own titles. Mark has been commissioned to design products and workshops for many different companies and has recently introduced The Slow Stitching Movement to quilters. The Slow Stitching Movement webinars were so successful that the concept was expanded to knitters, crocheters and the needle arts. Other works include: — Has a series of "DIY quilting videos" available on CraftDaily.com. — Appeared on Iowa Public Television's Quilts of Valor special hosted by Marianne Fons, along with special guests, Eleanor Burns and Alex Anderson. — Does volunteer work and presents quilts for the national Quilts of Valor Foundation. — Was recently a featured celebrity guest on the Quilt In A Day webinar series and is featured in the latest Eleanor Burns book, All Star Quilts, featuring Marianne Fons, Nancy Zieman, and Alex Anderson. — Has a best-selling basics thread kit for Aurifil Thread. — Created and co-hosted, Quilt Out Loud, lifestyle show for quilters for 5 years on QNNtv.com. — Hosted a live, 2-hour, weekly Internet radio show, Creative Mojo with Mark Lipinski, on toginet.com for 4 years. Creative Mojo was called "one of the most inspirational shows on the Internet" by Digg.com. Now available on iTunes.com. — Writes the regular, Best in Show, article for the International Quilt Festival Quilt Scene magazine. — Once dubbed, "The Bad Boy of Quilting" by the international press after one issue of his magazine, Mark Lipinski's Quilter's Home was banned by Joann Fabrics. As a result, Mark was featured on Chelsea Lately, NPR's Wait! Wait! Don't Tell Me, and in many newspapers and news websites, and blogs across the globe via the AP Wire. — Has appeared as a guest on HGTV's Simply Quilts. — His work with a senior citizens group won the "Viewer's Choice" award at The State Guild of New Jersey Quilt Convention (the largest all volunteer show on the East Coast at the time). — Commissions by The National Council of Jewish Women to design, teach and construct a quilted chuppah (a wedding canopy) project for the group. 17
Roy by Heather Kojan
Heather Kojan heatherkojan.blogspot.com Roy, 45“ x 68 1/2” I’ve been sewing since my teens and quilting for more than 25 years. My first quilt was an Eleanor Burns Quilt in a Day. Since I had a king sized bed, it made sense to me to make a king sized quilt. Go big or go home, right? That quilt was in shades of mauve and dusty blue (hello mid ‘80s!). Let’s just say my fabric tastes have changed since then! I consider myself a modern quilter, with traditional roots. I’m the founder of the Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild and love speaking to different groups and sharing the modern aesthetic. I’m foremost a teacher. I teach modern quilting classes in local shops and guilds across the country as well as with the Original Sewing and Quilt Expo! I’ve also written many tutorials for my own blog, and other popular quilting blogs such as Sew Mama, Sew! and the Henry Glass blog. In the fall of 2013, I got to attend my first quilt market to promote my book Classic Modern Quilts. You can also find some of my quilt blocks in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks. Most recently, I was honored to have a quilt featured in The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters by Sherri Lynn Wood. What a pleasure it is to help Jaftex and the Fortunoff family celebrate 85 years! Happy Birthday, Jaftex! 19
Happy Birthday Banner by Martha Walker
MarthaWalker Walkerhttp://wagonswestdesigns.blogspot.com wagonswestdesigns.blogspot.com Martha Happy Birthday Banner, Each each triangle 7“ x 7”, total length: 112” Happy Birthday Banner, MarthaWalker Walkerhas hasbeen beenquilting quiltingfor forover over40 40years yearsand andteaching teaching Martha quiltmaking makingand andother otherneedle needlearts artsfor for20 20years. years.She Shepublishes publishes quilt patternsthrough throughher hercompany, company,Wagons WagonsWest WestDesigns Designs,and andisisthe the patterns author of Annie's Scrapbag, Be Merry: Quilts and Projects for Your author of Annie's Scrapbag, Be Merry: Quilts and Projects for Your HolidayHome Home(Kansas (KansasCity CityStar StarQuilts), Quilts) and Vintage Christmas. Holiday Priorto tolaunching launchingher herpattern patterncompany, company,Martha Marthaexhibited exhibitedher her Prior originaldesigns designslocally locallyand andnationally, nationally,and andhas haswon wonnumerous numerous original awards, including ribbons at International Quilt Festival, American awards, including ribbons at International Quilt Festival, American Quilter'sSociety SocietyQuilt QuiltShow, Show,National NationalQuilter's Quilter'sAssociation AssociationQuilt Quilt Quilter's Show,Pacific PacificInternational InternationalQuilt QuiltFestival, Festival,Road Roadto toCalifornia, California,MidMidShow, AtlanticQuilt QuiltFestival Festivaland andThe TheArizona ArizonaQuilter's Quilter'sGuild GuildQuilt QuiltShow. Show. Atlantic Herwork workhas hasbeen beenwidely widelyfeatured featuredininmagazines magazinessuch suchas as Her Quiltmaker,Primitive PrimitiveQuilts Quiltsand andProjects ProjectsMagazine, Magazine,Quiltmania, Quiltmania, Quiltmaker, SimplyVintage, Vintage,Quilt QuiltCountry, Country,Magic MagicPatch Patchand andQuilter's Quilter's Simply NewsletterMagazine. Magazine. Newsletter 21
Strip Stars by Heather Mulder Peterson
Photo credit: Heather Mulder Peterson from Angles With Ease 2
Heather Mulder Peterson ankastreasures.wordpress.com Strip Stars, 17“ x 45” Heather is the designer and owner behind Anka’s Treasures Pattern Company. She started her business as a college sophomore in 1995. Since that time, she has published numerous single patterns and almost 30 books. Her work has been published in American Patchwork and Quilting and other popular quilting magazines. Her signature look combines trendy colors with traditional influences. The designs often incorporate innovative ways to easily achieve complicated looking designs. When she isn't working on quilt designs, she can be found working on fabric lines for Henry Glass and Co. and teaching occasional classes. Heather makes her home near Spicer, Minnesota with her husband Joel, sons Carter and Maxwell, and dog Romy. When not quilting and designing, Heather likes to read, knit, spend time down by the lake and hang out with friends and family. 23
Rock nâ€™ Pen Roll by Linda Lum DeBono
Linda Lum DeBono lindalumdebono.com Rock n’ Pen Roll, 8 “ x 12 1/2” I have a degree in biology and worked in the pharmaceutical industry for years. Not quite the typical start for a designer, right? I have been creative all of my life, but I never learned how to sew. There were too many girls in Home Ec so I ended up in woodworking and metal class. I loved it. I started quilting when I moved to the US from Toronto, Canada. I didn't know how to quilt, but I bought a Janome sewing machine and taught myself how to sew. A little while later, I designed a BOM quilt for a local shop and shortly after that I had a booth at my first Quilt Market in Atlantic City when I was six months pregnant. What was I thinking? Or perhaps I wasn't. The rest, as they say, is history. I have written many books for Martingale and Leisure Arts, designed a lot for magazines such as American Patchwork & Quilting, Mark Lipinski’s Quilter’s Home and others. I’ve designed fabric lines for Henry Glass and I love the art of making. Many thanks to all for making this a very happy birthday to Jaftex. 25
Winter In Bloom by Heidi Kuntz
Heidi Kuntz redletterquilts.blogspot.com Winter In Bloom, 60â€œ x 60â€? Heidi Kuntz enjoys designing and producing quilts from her home studio in Henderson, Nevada. She shares creative sewing adventures through her blog, Red Letter Quilts.
Bloomers by Dana Brooks 28
Dana Brooks mylazydaisy.blogspot.com Bloomers, 40 1/2 “ x 40 1/2” Dana Brooks is most known for her ability to show a little skin… in her fabric collections, that is! Finding a touch of a cheetah or zebra print in a bow, a background or the center of a flower is what she does best. Combining novelty and color brings a smile to her face when drawing her designs. Dana is the lead designer and co-owner of My Lazy Daisy. My Lazy Daisy is a direct selling, home party planning company, which has never been done before in quilting! Having had 10 years of retail experience owning the Lazy Daisy Cottage, her devoted customers have given her the passion and desire to influence and inspire other quilters. Her new business venture is helping them to create a home-based business and reach their dreams with their love of quilting.
Black-Eyed Susan by Jill Finley
Jill Finley jillilystudio.blogspot.com Black-Eyed Susan, 28“ x 28” Jill Finley is the designer/owner of Jillily Studio. She designs and sells quilt fabric, patterns, kits and notions. Her quilt designs depict her fresh style and cheerful color. She loves using appliqué to soften and finish her designs, and enjoys teaching quilters how to appliqué the “Jillily Way.” Jillily Studio produces the popular notions, Appli-Glue and PokeA-Dots, along with numerous kits and patterns. Jill is the author of several books on quilting, and has featured designs in several quilting magazines including American Patchwork and Quilting, McCalls Quilting and Quilter’s Home. Creating fabric collections for Henry Glass Fabrics is one of Jill’s favorite projects. She loves working with color, design and scale to create beautiful textiles. She is a Master Designer for Aurifil Threads and a BERNINA Ambassador. Jill can’t wait to see what will come next in her quilting world! 31
Peppered Cotton Leaves by Penny Doucette
Penny Doucette sslsewsimpledesigns.blogspot.com Peppered Cotton Leaves, 16 1/2â€œ x 23â€? I will never forget the very first thing I ever sewed. It was a teal, purple and black square pillow in the 7th grade. After that was a basic quilt my freshman year in high school and then I didn't sew again until I was almost 20 years old in 2000. It was just a small blanket for my daughter, then I made a slipcover for the couch and a dress for my daughter. Then I did not sew anything again until early 2012, if you can believe that. Now, I am addicted to my sewing machine, fabric, patterns, etc. I am by no means an expert and I can't even really call myself "experienced", yet I manage to follow complicated patterns with ease. I want my friends and family who say "Oh I wish I could do that" to know that they can do it. I want you to know that you can do it too.
Went & Spent by Ida Houston
Ida Houston cowtownquilts.com Went & Spent, each quilt: 20â€œ x 28â€? Ida is a thread artist and professional quilter doing business as Cowtown Quilts and is branching out into other avenues of quilting. She loves to share photos of her customers' quilts and her knowledge of quilting, etc. on her blog. Been making quilts since 2003. Been machine quilting since 2004. Been professionally quilting on a long-arm since 2011. I sneak little surprises in nearly every quilt top that I quilt - my customers get a kick out of it. Sometimes they have to look really hard, and sometimes they don't find them and I have to show them where the surprises are. I have a wicked sense of humor. My favorite style of quilts are whimsical. I nearly lost the sight in one of my eyes in 2011, right after I started my quilting business - I am legally blind; it is like looking through wax paper. You would think that would deter me from continuing with my business, but, actually, I can see textures more easily in my quilting and have come to love fabric with textures. 35
Colorful Dreaminâ€™ by Liz and Beth Hawkins
Liz and Beth Hawkins dreamlaughcreate.blogspot.com Colorful Dreamin’, 28“ x 28” Lizzie B Cre8ive started out in the industry as a pattern company created by two women who share a PASSION for quilting. They have since become award-winning authors and fabric designers for Henry Glass. Coincidentally, these girls also share the same NAME! Elizabeth Hawkins ... Lizzie – (Liz) resides in Pennsylvania and loves the conception and design side of Lizzie B. She takes her sketchbook wherever she goes because she never knows when a quilt might pop into her head! She has a background in fine arts, with an emphasis on watercolor. When she’s not sketching, she’s busy stitching, blogging, facebooking, driving kids to and fro, singing, creating culinary delights and laughing on the phone with Beth. B – (Beth) resides in Arizona and enjoys the conception and design side of Lizzie B, but is also an amazing pattern writer. She can take even Liz's chicken scratch sketches and turn them into a work of art. Her background is in business and design. When she's not writing patterns, she's busy stitching, driving kids to and fro, facebooking, knitting, keeping her naughty dog out of trouble and text shopping with Liz. Cre8ive – Together Liz and Beth have found their niche in the quilting world. They strive for uniqueness in their designs that take on their fun upbeat approach to life. They look for inspiration in the things that they love and find comfort in (music and umm, chocolate?). They like to dream, laugh, and create...but there's nothing they like more than doing these things together. Meet the Lizzie B Girls! 37
Rainbow Spinner by Melissa Dunworth
Melissa Dunworth blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.com Rainbow Spinner, 44â€œ x 46â€? Melissa Dunworth lives and quilts in Olympia, WA. She is the wife to a US Soldier and mother to her precious 5 year old little girl. She learned how to quilt when she was 20 years old and has been designing for the last 5 years. You can find Melissa on her blog - Sew Bitter Sweet Designs and on Instagram. When Melissa isn't quilting, she can be found hanging out with her family or at her local quilt shop.
Prismatic Rainbow by Yvonne Fuchs 40
Yvonne Fuchs quiltingjetgirl.com Prismatic Rainbow, 48â€œ x 63â€? As an intuitive introvert who is passionate about community, I believe that quilts can cover the world with care and love. Since April 2014, I have radically redesigned my life to allow my full time focus to be on cultivating my mental, emotional, physical and spiritual health. Quilting touches each aspect of that focus. I am supported on my journey by my amazing husband and black and white cat named Puppy. I believe in the healing powers of love, intuition, community and quilts. I am profoundly grateful to the online quilting/blogging community, of like-minded creatives to share my quilt making and quilt design journey.
Stuff Tote by Amy Hamberlin 42
Amy Hamberlin katicupcakequiltingco.blogspot.com Stuff Basket, 7” L x 13 1/4” W x 6” H Amy Hamberlin started quilting many years ago. Her passion for quilting and design motivated her to open The Quilt Shoppe in her hometown of Rigby, Idaho in 2006. She later started a pattern company, Kati Cupcake, named after her mother who kindled Amy’s creativity as a child. Her fresh new designs are catching the attention of both the seasoned and beginner quilter. Amy has three very busy children. When she isn’t sewing, you can find her at a baseball field, golf course or spray park spending time with her children.
TV B.C. (Before Cable) by Barbara Jones
Barbara Jones quiltsoup2.com TV B.C. [Before Cable], 44“ x 52“ 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 several years ago and has authored 4 books and several magazine articles to date. Barbara joined Henry Glass & Co., Inc. as a designer in 2009 and has been designing fabrics for them ever since! She loves colors and thinks designing fabric is just about as fun as making her signature style, whimsical quilts. Barbara lives in St. George, Utah. She has one grown son, a daughter-in-law and five inspiring grandchildren. She loves new challenges, adventures, most people and is always up for a little fun! 45
Peppered Cottons Plaid Quilt by Erica Jackman
Erica Jackman kitchentablequilting.com Peppered Cottons Plaid Quilt, 34 â€œ x 45â€? Erica lives in San Diego with her husband and three children. She enjoys sharing her projects at kitchentablequilting.com.
Beachy Fabric Baskets by Leona Avny 48
Leona Avny oneygirl-myquiltingadventure.blogspot.com Beachy Fabric Baskets, Various sizes up to 6â€œ wide to 8â€? high. Life for me is a series of meaningful experiences. Good or bad there is always a lesson or step along the path that leads me to learn something new. It makes me grateful for each and every day! My blog is dedicated to paying it forward. In my lifetime there have been many times when people have done nice things for me. My giveaways once a month are a way to pay it forward and always be thankful.
Mountain Rainbows by Sylvia Schaefer 50
Sylvia Schaefer flyingparrotquilts.com Mountain Rainbows, 35â€? x 35â€? Sylvia Schaefer has been quilting since 2008, but only really hit her stride when she discovered modern quilting and began designing her own patterns. She holds a Ph.D. in oceanography and therefore often makes quilts inspired by science. Her quilts have been exhibited regionally and nationally and have won numerous awards, and have been published in Machine Quilting Unlimited and McCall's Quick Quilts. 51
Photo credit: Lorna McMahon Teddy Bears by Lorna McMahon
Photo credit: Lorna McMahon Lorna McMahon sewfreshquilts.blogspot.com Teddy Bears, 40â€? x 40â€? Lorna McMahon, modern quilter, designer and the author of the Sew Fresh Quilts blog. On her website, you can learn from her creative processes as she shares her love of modern quilting, tips and tutorials.
Log Cabin Cushion Cover by Kim Niedzwiecki for Aurifil
Kim Niedzwiecki for Aurifil auribuzz.wordpress.com Log Cabin Cushion Cover, 17 1/2â€œ x 17 1/2â€? Kim Niedzwiecki is the Creative Director at Aurifil, an Italian owned and operated premium quilting thread company. She is a vivacious ambassador of all things quilting and sewing. This U.S. Navy Veteran, avid avocado lover, sometimes blogger at My Go-Go Life, and full time Mom has a knack for spotting not only trends but talent, creating fabulous collaborations and sharing the passion of sewing and quilting through social media. She loves vintage sewing machines, fabric and occasionally embarrassing her children.
Harvest Spectrum Quilt by Rebekah Craft
Rebekah Craft dontcallmebecky.com Harvest Spectrum Quilt, 51“ x 51” Rebekah Craft began quilting in 2006 after being inspired by the book Modern Quilt Workshop by Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr. She loves shopping for fabric and combining interesting prints and colors in her quilts. As a member of the Detroit Area Modern Quilt Guild, Rebekah coordinates the monthly charity block sew-along. When she's not quilting, Rebekah works as a librarian, backpacks and travels with her husband, Jon, plays with her adorable cat and pug, and knits and cross stitches. She can be found at her blog, Don’t Call Me Becky. 57
Watch Out For Those Geese by Julie Cefalu
Julie Cefalu thecraftyquilter.com Watch Out For Those Geese, 45â€œ x 60â€? I'm a California girl and I've been quilting for 17 years. I teach quilting classes at my local quilt shop. I started my blog, The Crafty Quilter, as a way to enhance my teaching and spread creativity to a larger audience. I also have an online classroom at The Quilt Show where I share tips and tricks every Monday. Currently, I'm co-president of the Silicon Valley Modern Quilt Guild. I have 4 children, and my husband and I just became grandparents!
Anniversary Star by Mary Ellen Von Holt
Mary Ellen Von Holt littlequilts.blogspot.com Anniversary Star, 42“ x 56” Since 1986, Little Quilts has published patterns and books for the quilting industry. Specializing in small, but not miniature quilts based on traditional doll quilts from the past, these designs have had worldwide appeal. Alice Berg, Mary Ellen Von Holt and Sylvia Johnson are partners who also have co-authored five books for Martingale, Inc. including a best seller, "Little Quilts All Through The House." They have been contributors to many other books and are frequently in American Patchwork and Quilting Magazine. Designing fabric lines for Henry Glass & Co. has given them the opportunity to provide vintage inspired collections with colors for today’s quilter. By popular demand, Little Quilts opened a retail store near the historic town of Marietta, Georgia. Located in a restored corn mill building built in 1947, the shop has a feeling of "days gone by." They were chosen as one of the Top Ten Quilt Shops in the country for 2004 by American Patchwork and Quilting Magazine, the store attracts many visitors. Little Quilts fabrics and publications are featured on their popular website for shoppers to enjoy. 61
Tranquil Garden Home by Mary Jane Carey
Mary Jane Carey blog.hollyhillquiltdesigns.com Tranquil Garden Home, 18 1/2â€? x 18 1/2â€? I have always loved to be creative. I created my first "wedding" dress from some old curtains at the age of 4 so I could "marry" a little boy down the street. My real love of sewing began with a Home Economics class in 1961. This love continued to grow and I made my first quilt in 1970. For several years I made my living from the sale of hand made and hand embroidered peasant blouses and belts that I sold in a local boutique. In 2012 I joined the Henry Glass family and I've created nine collections to date. Look for my latest, "Purely Christmas", at your local quilt shop in 2016.
Half Circle Throw by Daisy Aschehoug
Daisy Aschehoug antstosugar.com Half Circle Throw, 44â€œ x 55â€œ Daisy Aschehoug has a hard time resisting pretty fabrics or a good sticky bun, and indulges in both as often as she can. In 2013, she started her blog, Ants to Sugar, to document her quilting, and has since expanded her passion to include other fiber arts like embroidery. Having recently relocated to Baton Rouge, Lousiana, Daisy is trading sticky buns for beignets, but will keep on quilting and sewing.
Traffic Jam by Melissa Corry
Melissa Corry happyquiltingmelissa.com Traffic Jam, 40 1/2â€? x 40 1/2â€? Melissa started quilting as a hobby in 2005 but since starting her blog, Happy Quilting, in 2010 her hobby has turned into a passion. Her love for quilting has lead to creating her own designs that she shares as tutorials, published works, and even a pattern line. Melissa loves designing and finds inspiration in just about everything and anything. Melissa, her husband and their five little children live in Cedar City, Utah. To see more of her daily quilting adventures check out her blog Happy Quilting.
Crazy Hot Block by Janet Nesbitt
Janet Nesbitt onesisterdesigns.blogspot.com/ Crazy Hot Block, 18“x 18” Hi, I’m Janet Nesbitt, owner of ONE S1STER LLC, a web-based quilt and fabric design company and wholesaler. For the past 18 years, I’ve owned and operated Buggy Barn Quilts in Reardan, WA, as well as designing Buggy Barn’s popular line of quilt patterns and Henry Glass & Co. fabric collections. Now, I’ve begun a new adventure as ONE S1STER, continuing to design both quilt patterns and fabric for Henry Glass & Co., but I’m looking forward to focusing more of my time on creating fun and whimsical designs through my popular “crazy” piecing technique (stacking fabric, cutting the lines, shuffling and stitching it all together) and other design endeavors. I’ve always been an avid scrap quilter with a passion for mixing prints and plaids that incorporate a unique sense of color. This trademark piecing method is easy and forgiving, ensuring quilting success for stitchers of all levels.
Folio Puzzle by Jenny Wilding Cardon 70
Jenny Wilding Cardon blog.shopmartingale.com Folio Puzzle, 53” x 54” Jenny Wilding Cardon has been designing with fabric since high school. Back then, she would create eccentric items of clothing and make her friends wear them to school. She spent three years in Seattle working as a copywriter for Martingale and has worked offsite for the company or a dozen more years. She holds the position of Content Editor for the Martingale blog. Jenny published a collection of baby-quilt designs (The Little Box of Baby Quilts, 2007) and a book about upcycled sewing (ReSew, 2011) with Martingale. Her quilts have appeared on the covers of Quilts and More and Quilt It for Kids, as well as in McCall’s Quilting. She lives near Salt Lake City, Utah, with her husband of 15 years, Brett, and her sons—Jack, 11, and Charlie, 7. 71
Morris & Me by Teresa Duryea Wong 72
Teresa TeresaDuryea DuryeaWong Wonghttp://thirdfloorquilts.com thirdfloorquilts.com Morris Morris&&Me, Me,15” 17”xx21” 22” I'm I'maalifelong lifelongwriter writerand andcommunicator. communicator.My Myfirst firstprofessional professionaljob job was wasininjournalism. journalism.Later, Later,I Iwas wasthe thepublisher publisherfor foraafine finearts arts magazine. magazine.For Fortwo twodecades, decades,I Iworked workedininpublic publicaffairs affairsininthe theoil oil and andgas gasindustry industryand andeventually eventuallybecame becameVice VicePresident Presidentof of Communications Communicationsfor foraalarge largecorporation. corporation.I Ileft leftthe thefull-time full-time corporate corporateworld worldbehind behindto toquilt, quilt,write writeand andconsult. consult.My Myfirst firstbook, book, “Japanese “JapaneseContemporary ContemporaryQuilts Quiltsand andQuilters” Quilters”was waspublished publishedinin August Augustof of2015 2015and andI’m I’mresearching researchingand andwriting writingtwo twonew newbooks. books. I’m I’malso alsomaking makingquilts quiltsand andblogging bloggingabout aboutmy my journey. In 2014, I I earned earned aa Master Master of of Liberal Liberal Studies Studies degree degree from from Rice Rice University University and andwas wasnamed named the Faith ‘FaithP. P.and andCharles CharlesL. L.Bybee BybeeFoundation Foundation Scholar Scholarby bythe theBybee BybeeFoundation Foundationand andthe theTexas TexasQuilt QuiltMuseum Museum for formy myresearch researchon onJapanese Japanesequilts quilts 73
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