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

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    Who are your favorite designers (fabric or patterns)?

    I don't know designers/pattern makers yet, and would love to add to my (very short) list.

    Who are YOUR favorite designers, and what about them makes them your fave? Do they focus on modern/contemporary design, classic patterns, novelty prints, cartoony prints, brights, nature, or something entirely different?
    If pattern designers, are they easy to understand, or do you love the challenge of their work?

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    Pam Bono is one of my favorites because of her easy to follow instuctions, easy pieced patterns and such a variety of designs. I love her childrens quilts, flowers, and contemporary designs. She has a new village pattern I greatly admire.

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    I like several: Debbie Maddy (Calico Carriage) probably in the traditional line, she always has some interesting designs and her patterns are easy but don't really look it; Julie Herman (Jaybird Designs) more modern but I love her new Hex N More ruler and patterns; Edyta Sitar (Laundy Basket Quilts) very traditional but beautiful quilts; Masha McCloskey traditional - a lot of her stuff makes you look at things a different way, she leads you in some of her books to putting your own spin on things. Many more but this week I would say those are my tops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by inspectorcmm View Post
    Pam Bono is one of my favorites because of her easy to follow instuctions, easy pieced patterns and such a variety of designs. I love her childrens quilts, flowers, and contemporary designs. She has a new village pattern I greatly admire.
    Oh yes I love her too! where did you see her new Village Pattern? It is hard to find some of her stuff unless you belong to her club ($39/yr) and I am not sure it would be worth that.

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    Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr for their patterns, magazine, and now fabric. They do modern quilts.

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    Oh and Marcia Derst for her hand-dyed fabrics - she is now designing for one of the big companies but forget which.

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    I'm sitting over at RJR at the moment and realizing that I have an affinity toward watercolor, botanicals, and florals. Loving Sue Beevers, Debbie Beaves, and Henry Glass!
    I could look at a Monet for hours...maybe that's why I love these.

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    Jenny Doan, Debbie Maddy, and Pam Bono for easy pattern quilts. Bonnie Hunter and Judy Martin patterns for scrap quilts.
    Got fabric?

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    McKenna Ryan has the most delicious patterns that are quite realistic. Expensive but beautiful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltstringz View Post
    Oh yes I love her too! where did you see her new Village Pattern? It is hard to find some of her stuff unless you belong to her club ($39/yr) and I am not sure it would be worth that.
    I'm a member of Pam's Club. A lot of her patterns are free to members and half price or less if not free. The village pattern is My Kind of Town, the Church block is free and the other blocks are about $1.50 each for members and about $4 for nonmembers.
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    How could I forget Jason Yenter, Kaffe Fassett, Joel Dewberry - just gorgeous colors.

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    I like Maple Island quilts - simple and dynamic. BQ is great for showing off large blocks - BQ 2 and BQ 3 are variations on that same theme. Guess theirs are more modern tho not severe modern.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Teeler View Post
    I'm sitting over at RJR at the moment and realizing that I have an affinity toward watercolor, botanicals, and florals. Loving Sue Beevers, Debbie Beaves, and Henry Glass!
    I could look at a Monet for hours...maybe that's why I love these.
    I think you may like Robyn Pandolph also.
    "He who masters the grey everyday is a hero."
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    My favorite fabrics are by Moda. They have it all, flannels, homespuns, baby prints, modern prints, pastels, kid prints. My favorites are Kansas Troubles and French General. The quality is excellant!

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    I fell in love with the Sherbet Pips fabric line designed by Aneela Hoey, and when I looked at her other fabrics I fell in love with everything she does.
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    Moda fabrics are my favorites. They have many talented designers so the fabric choices are varied and many. Also like the texture and feel of their fabric over most of the others.

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    Jenny Doan is definitely my favorite. Moda is my favorite fabric manufacturer.

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    For fabric , it has to be Peggy Toole for Robert Kaufman and Kaffe Fassett for Westminster Fabrics. Patterns, I am all over the board on any given day.

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    I have just discovered Tula Pink's fabric line and love it...so different and unique but I love the traditional stuff too!

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    I love Robyn Pandolph. I am also drawn to the Riley Blake fabric collections lately. For patterns, I don't have a favorite at this time.
    Lynda Rae

    "One who makes no mistakes -- never makes anything!" Author Unknown

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    Love Linda Brannock and Jan Patek books/patterns/ fabric-by Moda
    Terry Atkinson Books and patterns
    Kansas Troubles books and patterns
    Possibilities books
    French General fabric
    Country Threads books, patterns and fabric
    I could keep going on...

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    Moda fabrics are my favorite. I like Terry Atkinson patterns and Eleanor Burns books. I like patterns from Moda Bake Shop too. The Lintotts have good pattern books to use with Moda Jelly Rolls, Layer Cakes, And Charm Squares. I have done several easy quilts from their books. I also like Jenny Doan patterns that you can find on You Tube or at Missouri Star Quilts.

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    I am liking the Lines that Amy Butler's husband designs-Parsen grey ( not sure if thatvisvhow youbspellmit)

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    I love romantic floral fabric designers like Robyn Pandolph and 3 Sisters. On the flip side of the coin, Kate Spain is my favorite modern designer.

    My favorite pattern designers are Atkinson Designs, Anka's Treasures and Miss Rosies Quilt Co.

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    I love Dereck Lockwood's patterns

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