Giuseppe Ribaudo {Love Patchwork & Quilting Designer Profile}

I vividly remember the first time I found Giuseppe Ribaudo, also known as Giucy Giuce, on Instagram. I came across one of his famous rainbow color ordered pictures set amongst the trees. Eager to learn more about him, I searched for his website or something beyond his Instagram account. I found nothing. Disappointed but excited about his work, I went …

Ellen Luckett Baker {Love Patchwork & Quilting Designer Profile}

As a maker, I often fall in love with fabric designers for their use of color, patterns they design and/or how their fabric contributes to beautiful hand made objects. Ellen Luckett Baker of The Long Thread was one of my first designer loves. I love her large scale designs and the fact she uses purple. (Yes, my love for purple …

Denyse Schmidt {Love Patchwork & Quilting Designer Profile}

One of the pivotal designers in my creative journey and within the quilt industry is Denyse Schmidt. Her relaxed approach to color, emphasis on making, not perfection, along with her modern take on “traditional” patterns and fabric inspire individual creative expression unconstrained by “quilt rules”. When Denyse agreed to be a guest on the podcast, she shared how she became …

Kathryn Clark {Love Patchwork & Quilting Designer Profile}

When I ask artists about finding their creative voice, the reoccurring theme is how their past experiences (sometimes seemingly disparate) come together and shape their current work. With a degree in urban planning and work with Peter Calthorpe, Kathryn Clark married a passion for social justice and community development advocacy with the beauty and story telling ability of textiles. In my Designer …

Heather Bailey Interview in Love Patchwork & Quilting Magazine

My latest Designer Profile interview for Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine is on Heather Bailey. Living in Arizona, Heather is a fabric and lifestyle designer, inventor and mother to three amazing children. After meeting her at Quilt Market, I would also describe her as tall, perpetually smiling and incredibly helpful. Her softie patterns and fabric lines were my first introduction …

Suzy Williams Interview in Love Patchwork & Quilting

  Fascinated by creative people who have a well defined aesthetic, I often talk about “finding your artistic voice” on the podcast. For my monthly Designer Profile in Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine, I interviewed Suzy Williams, whose clean, bold and modern design aesthetic can be seen in her patterns, photographs and website. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts, Suzy …

Samarra Khaja Interview in Love Patchwork & Quilting

Samarra Khaja designs fun and clever creations. Whether it’s her fabric line, Geogram for LECIEN, her sewing project book, Sew Adorkable, or her coloring book, Off the Bookshelf, Samarra always makes me smile with her ingenuity. If you want a current supplement to our podcast, you can read more about her in this month’s issue of Love Patchwork & Quilting. It published …

Alison Glass Interview in Love Patchwork & Quilting

Alison Glass is one of the most versatile makers and designers in the sewing industry. With nineteen fabric lines under her belt, her book about modern applique, her pattern company collaboration and so much more, Alison makes gorgeous creations. After our podcast last year, we decided to team up again to talk about her creative journey, fabric design process and …

April Rhodes Interview in Love Patchwork & Quilting, Issue 43

After interviewing April Rhodes for the podcast, I discovered a maker who could laugh at herself, teach others about making and design, push through her boundaries and create. Her honesty, contagious personality and talent drew me (and others!) to her. For her interview in Love Patchwork & Quilting, she talks about designing her Staple Dress pattern, exploring fabric design and how the …