Spring 2017 Designer Highlights!


Our designers do sew much more than create great fabrics -- from book releases to workshops to exhibits and quilt-alongs, check out what everybody's up to this season!
Sarah J Maxwell launches an exciting 5-week Quilt Along based on her DANDY DAYS collection, partnering with Pat Sloan and inviting various other quilting friends to get involved! "The quilt along will run from April 7 to May 12. The patterns will be FREE, and available for download every other week starting April 7 on my blog." Sarah has lots of great quilt-along prizes lined up, too! Also look for Sarah's new Aurifil thread collection and A SHOUT, A WHISPER, A TEXT collection, coming to quilt shops in May. Visit designsbysarahj.comDandy Drive Quilt Along
Victoria Findlay WolfeVictoria Findlay Wolfe looks forward to a busy Spring. She's teaching, vending and exhibiting 20 Double Wedding Ring quilts at MQX New England, followed by workshops at a annual weekend retreat in Salem. "I will then be packing up the quilts to go to Paducah Quilt Week! I will be teaching, lecturing, demoing in the JUKI booth, and exhibiting my Double wedding ring quilts and my newest work, "A Garden For All Seasons", which is a 9' X 30' quilt! YES!" If I had my choice it would be warm weather all year long so I could have my garden at at anytime, full of fresh flowers! By making the quilt I get fresh flowers all year long! I look forward to having it hang, as I do not have a wall large enough at home to display it... Visit vfwquilts.com
Nancy Rink has just released Timeless Traditional Quilts, a new book published by Leisure Arts! In it, Nancy presents six quilts featuring a mix of traditional patchwork and appliqué techniques, and many include her own fabrics! Despite the title, we're betting that these quilt designs would be equally effective in her new GETTING TO KNOW HUE texture prints, with matching Aurifil thread packs! Visit nancyrinkdesigns.comNancy Rink
Casey YorkTreillageCasey York's new collection, FINESPUN: Volume One arrives in quilt shops in July, and the accompanying appliqué pattern, Treillage, will be available through Marcus Fabrics retailers and will also be available for purchase on her website. Casey also recently completed her time as Artist-in-Residence at the newly-opened TechShop St. Louis, a local branch of a nationwide makerspace where she also teaches textile classes and workshops. "I've had some of my work on display there since last November, and TechShop will be hosting a reception and artist talk onApril 14, 2017." Visit casey-york.com
@laurasewmodernLaura BerringerAs the design director for Studio 37 Fabrics, Laura Berringer is involved in the development of some of our contemporary collections, which keeps her pretty busy! She's also adding to her new quilting skills on a regular basis. Follow Laura on Instagram @laurasewmodern, where she shares her projects and day-to-day inspirations, plus sneak peeks of her own upcoming collections like INDIGO INFLUENCE (sneak peek at left), FROSTY FLAMINGO, and COLOR INFLUENCE!

 

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