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Thread: Who are your favorite designers (fabric or patterns)?

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    Super Member nancia's Avatar
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    my heart is in texas, philly and london
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    kaffe fassett, valori wells, amy butler, and traditional patterns. and i like to design my own things as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sewmary View Post
    How could I forget Jason Yenter, Kaffe Fassett, Joel Dewberry - just gorgeous colors.
    yes yes yes JASON YENTER
    was able to snag a piece of his camelot on sale in canada waiting to find the right pattern
    was hoping to get the blue with deer xmas

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcrow View Post
    I can tell you one I don't like and why. Kaffe Fassett. All his fabrics look like bedspreads that are in the cheap motels I use to have to stay in, once upon a time. I accidentally ordered a far quarter bundle of his and gave it away to a reader of my blog.
    BLASPHEMY I tell you! No really, I thought I was the only one that didn't care for his fabrics. My guild had a Kaffe swap (no I didn't participate) and you would have thought I had insulted them personally when asked why I didn't have any. To each their own but I think its WAYYY overpriced. Now that I think about it, it DOES look like bedspread material LOL

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    I love Toni Whitney and McKenna Ryan (I enlarge her patterns for easier use).
    I also like The Country Quilter, Pine Meadows, Brandywine, Bee Creative and so many more.
    I also use wood carving and stained glass patterns by L Irish and Paned Expressions and am now using a lot of photos for patterns. So little time.....
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    Dereck Lockwood's Bargellos! And if you need to make the pattern larger or smaller, he'll personally help you resize it! Very nice person.

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    I love Amy Butler and Kate Spain for their beautiful modern fabrics and cute patterns. Also Heather Bailey and Sandy Henderson.
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    I like Jenni Beyer her designs I just love

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    Junior Member Sarint's Avatar
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    Wonderful thread. I will look up each and every one of these designers. I actually got motivated to start quilting after looking at some of Jane Sassaman's fabric and quilts. I love a wide variety of fabrics and colors but especially like bright bold colors and designs. I also like Alexander Henry, Tina Givens and Valori Wells.

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    Nancy Halvorsen comes to mind... love her soft, dreamy colors and quaint designs.
    Bonnie K. Hunter at Quiltville.com. Love her patterns and clear instructions.
    Barbara Brachman has done an incredible job with Civil War era quilts (with some history thrown in, even).
    Carol Doak's paper piecing patterns... wonderful! Great instructions and patterns.
    Georgia Bonesteel... what can I say?
    Eleanor Burns - who could get along without Quilt in a Day? (not that I ever quilted one in a day, mind you, but I keep hoping!)
    Debbie Beaves.
    I tend to lean toward traditional prints and patterns... avoid cartoons and other proprietary prints and other such cutesiness like the plague. If I put that much work into something, I want it to be a classic, not outdated next year. Also not terribly fond of graphics, at least the bolder ones... not a Riley Blake fan. Ditto for Kaffe Fassett.
    And a huge thank you to all those like Janet Wickell on About.com, who bring us pattern libraries. What a tremendous gift! (And she's by no means the only one - just the one whose name popped into my mind at the moment.)
    Here I have to mention Jenny Doan at Missouri Star... her video tutorials are the "bestest".
    Last edited by Alondra; 02-02-2013 at 12:20 PM.

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    [QUOTE=jcrow;5830253]I can tell you one I don't like and why. Kaffe Fassett. All his fabrics look like bedspreads that are in the cheap motels ----

    You are SO right. I just cannot warm up to his designs.

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