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Thread: Who is your favorite pattern designer ? And why ?

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    Power Poster dreamer2009's Avatar
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    Who is your favorite pattern designer ? And why ?

    I am very curious in regards to the answers...
    Thanks Everyone for input.

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    i love eleanor burns. i love the story of her start in quilting. she is a great teacher. her patterns are easy and her instructions are very easy to understand.

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    I couldn't pick a favorite, but some of the ones I really admire - and whose patterns/books I buy - Judy Martin, Judy Niemeyer, Nancy Chong.

    Judy Martin's piecing instructions have helped me immensely. Judy Niemeyer's paper pieced patterns are gorgeous. And Nancy Chong is a hoot! That woman has more energy than anyone I've ever met.

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    I like alot of them, however I tend to like Anne Sutton. Her patterns are so cute to work.

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    As a shop owner and teacher, I appreciate patterns that are not just visually pleasing, but are well written and include multiple sizes. I've found some adorable patterns, but in order to teach them or kit them, I've pretty much had to re-write the instructions in order for the average person to understand them. Too much work!

    Two designers that meet my above criteria are Eleanor Burns (Quilt in a Day) and Terry Atkinson (Atkinson Designs). Of course there are many other good ones out there but those are the first two that came to mind.

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    Me! Theres never another like it!

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    It changes from time to time. It used to Lynette Jensen (Thimbleberries) and now it is Kim Diehl. She spoke at our guild meeting and she was so inspirational.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan
    i love eleanor burns. i love the story of her start in quilting. she is a great teacher. her patterns are easy and her instructions are very easy to understand.
    Me too :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    I like to many!

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    Quote Originally Posted by charismah
    I like to many!
    LMBO !!

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    I really like Judy Laquidara.

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    i prefer my own designs but i have bought patterns by Be Colourful and Caryl Bryer Fallert.

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    McKenna Ryan's appliques are so realistic. She is great.

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    I like Nancy Odom. Very pretty designs and easy instructions. Met her a few years ago and she is so incredibly nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter
    McKenna Ryan's appliques are so realistic. She is great.
    LOVE !! McKenna Ryan

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    I do love most free patterns. I like carol foam and jinny beyer a lot but mostly like to make up my own with free blocks I can find.

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    With 30 yr. of quilting definitely Lynette Jensen. Accuracy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! personified.

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    Same here
    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan
    i love eleanor burns. i love the story of her start in quilting. she is a great teacher. her patterns are easy and her instructions are very easy to understand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan
    i love eleanor burns. i love the story of her start in quilting. she is a great teacher. her patterns are easy and her instructions are very easy to understand.
    She's my favorite too :-)

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    Bonnie Hunter http://quiltville.com/

    I never need to buy fabric when I want to make one of her designs. She educates with every pattern. And she is the most generous designer. She has as many really nice free patterns on her website as most do in expensive quilt books.

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    I like Judy Niemeyer-her patterns are fabulous!!
    Terry Atkinson-her patterns are fun and quick!
    McKenna Ryan-love the details!!
    Bonnie Hunter-graciously shares her great scrappy patterns!
    Just a few for starters~~~

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    Bonnie Hunter http://quiltville.com/

    I never need to buy fabric when I want to make one of her designs. She educates with every pattern. And she is the most generous designer. She has as many really nice free patterns on her website as most do in expensive quilt books.
    I love this link.

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    Eleanor Burns and Terry Atkinson, Tricia Cribbs (Turning Twenty's) nice patterns, clear instructions. And for PP, Carol Doak and Linda Causee

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    Joan Davis, Gutsy Geisha, You can use any of your fabric and your own imagaination to make one of the most unusual quilts/table runners.

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    Bonnie Hunter. Her scrap quilts are works of art. She got me interested in cutting my scraps into differnt size strips so they're ready when I need them.

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