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Amy Hamberlin started quilting just four years ago. Her passion for quilting and design motivated her to open The Quilt Shoppe in her hometown of Rigby, Idaho in 2006. She later started a pattern company, Kati Cupcake, named after her mother who kindled Amy’s creativity as a child. Her fresh new designs are catching the attention of both the seasoned and beginning quilter.

Amy is currently working on a book with Leisure arts to be published in the fall of 2010. Amy has three very busy children. When she isn’t sewing, you can find her at a baseball field, golf course or spray park spending time with her children.

Blog: http://katicupcakequiltingco.blogspot.com/

Anni Downs is an Australian Artist who has been designing whimsical patterns and books under the banner of Hatched and Patched since 1995. She is an avid hand sewer with stitchery and appliqué being her forte, using quirky images and a soft, almost vintage palette.

Anni was born and raised in Oberon, a small country town on the East side of Australia. She has always had a love of art and sewing, and after moving to the city and working as a Graphic Designer for some years, she and her husband felt the urge to move back to the country. Anni found time here to develop her own style and, with the help of the local quilt shop, started her own pattern business.

Now, 15 years later, Anni has 8 self-published books and over 100 patterns, and has recently been asked by Kansas City Star Quilts to publish a book with them. Eight years ago she opened a patchwork shop in a gorgeous old Inn where she spends much of her time working with two of her greatest joys - fabric and friends. She and her husband have two children, Samantha and Tim, plus a cat, Munch, and a newly acquired dog, Tillie. Whenever Anni isn’t working (playing???), she spends her time with her family or taking long walks around town with her head in the clouds thinking up her next design. Her first fabric range ‘My Favorite Things’ encapsulates what Anni loves most – soft warm colours along with her quirky images of home, best friends, family, garden, chocolate, shoes, and of course sewing!!

Website:   www.hatchedandpatched.com.au

Bloghttp://www.hatchedandpatched.typepad.com

Barbara Jones of QuiltSoup has been making quilts for about 28  years. She also teaches beginner needle-turn appliqué in workshops around the country. She loves teaching. She launched the QuiltSoup pattern company eight years ago and has authored 4 books and several magazine articles to date.

Barbara joined Henry Glass & Co., Inc. as a designer in 2009 and has been designing fabrics for them ever since! She loves colors and thinks designing fabric is just about as fun as making her signature style, whimsical quilts.

Barbara recently moved to St. George, Utah. She has one grown son, a daughter-in-law and five inspiring grandchildren. She loves new challenges, adventures,  most people and is always up for a little fun!

Website: http://quiltsoup.com/

Blog: http://www.quiltsoupblog.com/

Beth has always lived in the Pacific Northwest. She has loved to draw since she could first hold a crayon. In fact, some of her earliest work was a mural of her entire family, belly buttons and all, on the wall next to her crib. Even then, her parents encouraged her as an artist. Beth studied graphic design at the Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle.

Several years later and completely by accident she stumbled head-first into the Art Licensing business, and today her art can be found on all sorts of wonderful products. She spends her days happily drawing and painting in the Seattle home she shares with her husband and their furry family, easily inspired by a few of her favorite things: animals, gardening and nature.

Website:   http://www.artstuffltd.com/  

Blog:   http://www.artstuff.typepad.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Beth-Logans-Art/138091472914679

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/bethloganart/

Brenda Pinnick is an internationally known artist and designer who grew up in a very creative household where no mess was ever too much! With Fabric, art materials, found objects and creative license, Brenda was encouraged to break the rules and she’s been doing it ever since!  With formal training in both fine art and design, Brenda brings an aesthetic quality born out of a passion for color and pattern. Her stationery and scrap book products have sold in the millions in both the US and the UK, giving crafters beautifully inspired materials for surefire crafting magic. Adding textiles to her list of products which carry the Brenda

Pinnick name is a dream realized and comes from a true and authentic passion for fabric. “I was designing and sewing my own fashions since the age of 13.” She continued sewing into adulthood, fashioning her children’s clothing from up-cycled rummage sales using ladies and men’s clothing.

Website: http://www.brendapinnick.com/

Blog: http://www.brendapinnick.com/blog/

Sisters Pam Soliday and Janet Nesbitt opened the Buggy Barn in 1996. Their shop is located outside of Reardan, in the heart of Washington's wheat country, just 2 miles west of Spokane. The shop is in a century old carriage house, dubbed the Buggy Barn by the daughter of the family who homesteaded there. Pam and Janet are avid scrap quilters who love to mix prints and plaids and are known for their unique sense of color.

In addition to the retail shop, Pam and Janet also publish books and patterns and have developed their own quick and easy method of crazy quilting. They have designed several lines for Henry Glass including: Crazy about Hearts and Stars, Star Struck, In the Pink, Creamery Neutrals & Sunny Side Up, Pumpkin Spice, In the Pin and Farmhouse.
For their complete line of books, patterns and fabric, visit the:

Website: http://www.buggybarnquilts.com

Based in Austin, Texas with a satellite studio in Berkeley, California, mother-daughter team, Cathy and Ellen Heck, have been collaborating for seven years creating art for all different kinds of products - from keepsake baby books and bedding to craft kits and fabric. They are particularly well-known for award winning baby and juvenile designs, a legacy of Cathy's more than 25 years in the art licensing business. They love working together and have lots of fun brainstorming about their next great collections at family get-togethers!

In her free time, Cathy loves taking walks and bicycle rides in the Austin area, visiting farmers markets, blogging, and trying out new restaurants. Ellen loves printmaking, road trips, and living in a place where she can eat heirloom tomatoes all year long. They both love those special days when product samples arrive in the studio, seeing each other at trade shows, and visiting with moms and grandmoms who have created wonderful projects with their fabric designs. Their first collection with Henry Glass is Cuteville County Fair and we're looking forward to many more!

Dana Brooks is most known for her ability to show a little skin…in her fabric collections, that is!   Finding a touch of a cheetah or zebra print in a bow, a background or the center of a flower is what she does best.  Combining novelty and color brings a smile to her face when drawing her designs. 

Dana is the lead designer and co-owner of My Lazy Daisy.  My Lazy Daisy is a direct selling, home party planning company, which has never been done before in quilting!  Having had 10 years of retail experience owning the Lazy Daisy Cottage, her devoted customers have given her the passion and desire to influence and inspire other quilters.  Her new business venture is helping them to create a home-based business and reach their dreams with their love of quilting.

Dana was born in Salt Lake City, Utah and raised in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Southern Alberta, Canada.  Dana has been married for 33 years to Daryl, who is her biggest fan.  With 3 children and 9 grandchildren, life at home is as exciting, wild and colorful as her fabric collections.  She currently lives in St. George, Utah. 

Website: www.mylazydaisy.com

Blog: www.mylazydaisy.blogspot.com

Email: dana@mylazydaisy.com

 

 


Debbie is a Scottish artist living in New York City. After studying at St Martin's School of Art in London and specializing in textiles at Liverpool School of Art, she became a freelance fashion textile designer, working with companies such as Marks & Spencer and French Connection. Eventually, Debbie took a job near Manchester, England as an umbrella and accessory designer. Shortly thereafter, she was approached by a New York City textile design studio. After she refused the offer, her art director at the time (to whom she is forever indebted) quickly reversed her decision.

Today, fourteen years later, Debbie is completely rooted here with New Yorker husband Elliott, and their two delightful sons, Eli and Jules. After designing textiles for three years at the studio that brought her here, Debbie was promoted to art director. This sparked an exciting new phase in her career that led her to become a freelance artist once again. "I am more fulfilled now than ever. I feel grateful to be doing exactly what I love doing and I'm excited each day to discover what I'll come up with next." Whether creating art for Christmas or Halloween or Everyday, Debbie is inspired by the subtle, small, sometimes comic, sometimes touching things that make up a day.

A key ingredient in Debbie's art is her versatility. "Ultimately, I hope that the people who buy my art, feel in it the spirit of joy and harmony in the small things in life that I draw upon when creating it."

Website: http://www.debbietaylorkerman.com/

Debi Hron hails from a long line of artists. Her father started her young, equipping her with crayons and colored pencils, taking her out into the tree-laden forests of Florida. Today she can be found living out her dreams of a simple life in Vermont. Debi's inspiration comes from simple joys, relishing nature in her vegetable garden, treks through the forest and time with family and friends. When not outside she can be found at her drawing board creating whimsical designs for a variety of products.

Delphine is an English artist who works from her garden studio at her home in the beautiful surroundings of the Peak District in England. For 4 years Delphine studied surface pattern design at Art College before becoming a designer at a large well- known greeting card company.  After 8 years, gaining invaluable experience of working in a busy studio, Delphine decided to expand her knowledge and creativity by starting her own design studio.

That was 11 years ago and Delphine has never looked back since. Now with a huge portfolio of designs for companies such as Tri-Coastal, Paramount, Marian Heath, International Greetings and many more, her designs adorn a huge array of products from garden flags to Christmas mats.  When she is not busy painting away, Delphine is kept busy by her 3 gorgeous little boys and husband, not forgetting Milly her cat. Somehow Delphine also manages to find a little bit of time to indulge in her passion for all things edible, including making her own jams, chutneys and gins. Delphine is really excited to be back designing fabrics, where she began almost 20 years ago, especially children's patchwork fabrics, "I love designing for children, I draw inspiration daily from my three, very funny, little boys!"

 Website: http://www.delphinecubitt.com/

 Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Delphine-Cubitt-Art/195069273858660

Elena Vladykina is a new designer for Henry Glass & Co., Inc.  We are delighted to add Elena to our talented gallery of designers. Her first collection is called, ”  Berry Cobbler”.This collection salutes one of the best parts of summer with a combination of berries and a selection of sunny coordinates.

Elena Vladykina has spent the last 15 years establishing her place as a creative force in the home, gift and stationary industries. Her work has graced countless products due to how prolific she is and her unique talent.

Elena was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Russia. It was there she got her extensive art training in a multiple medium. Today she works mostly in gouache and watercolor. Elena has multiple styles. Some of her work evokes the meticulous detail of her roots while in recent years she has also developed a freer more expressive look.

Elena lived for many years in the cold of northern Siberia. Her work of this time was anything but cold. She developed pieces featuring the warm, bright, and beautiful; daring to depict the colorful rainforest flowers and fauna. 

When she came to the U.S. in 1991 with her husband and son she settled in the San Francisco Bay Area and surrounded herself with tropical flowers, ethnic pottery, books, and music. When not hard at work in her studio, Elena travels extensively looking for further artistic inspiration.

By age two I had already started a promising and versatile art career by creatively expressing my love for animals by drawing their likenesses on all available surfaces. Murals on freshly painted walls were among my first artistic expressions, much to the surprise of my parents. Eventually I was persuaded to limit my creative works of art to paper.

My formal art training began at the age of ten, when I received a scholarship to the Junior School of the Art Institute of Chicago. After graduating high school, I attended the College of Fine & Applied Arts (U of I-Champaign) and the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts where I majored in illustration. Over the years I explored many different mediums and surfaces, eventually developing a technique and drawing style that was uniquely my own.

Although I no longer express my creativity in the same style as I did when I was younger, I still get paint, ink and glitter on my face and fingers! The technique I use to create Sweet PE Tatoes® artwork is complex and the inspiration endless.

Ideas come from EVERYWHERE!

While working, I always have several happy (and sometimes crazy) Border Collies under my chair or snoozing on top of my feet. There are two Cockatiels nearby too; one who thinks he’s a dog and another who thinks dogs are meant for bareback riding. Their antics, along with those of animals and pets belonging to friends, neighbors and family offer unlimited inspiration and opportunities for creativity!

Heather is the designer and owner behind Anka’s Treasures Pattern Company. She started her business as a sophomore in college in 1995.  Since that time, she has published numerous single patterns and is currently working on her 27th book. Her work has been published in American Patchwork and Quilting and other popular quilting magazines. Her signature look combines trendy colors with traditional influences for a fresh look.  The designs often incorporate innovative ways to easily achieve complicated looks.  When Heather isn't working on quilt designs, she can be found working on fabric lines for Henry Glass and Co. and teaching classes.

Heather makes her home near Spicer, Minnesota with her husband Joel, she has two sons, Carter and Maxwell, and a dog Romy.  When not quilting and designing, Heather likes to read, knit, spend time down by the lake and hang out with friends and family.

Website: http://www.ankastreasures.com

Blog: http://ankastreasures.wordpress.com/

Jacquelynne is an artist and illustrator, fabric designer and quilt& sewing pattern designer. She writes and illustrates books featuring creative ideas like quilt patterns, craft projects, and recipes. Her blog, called The Art of Home, is a place where she shares lots of her ideas, because home is the perfect place to indulge our creative urges. ..

Jacquelynne likes to browse in cool shops, lurk in interesting museums, and loiter in book stores. She enjoys a good, warm, comforting cup of tea, and she does her best thinking while lying awake in bed at 3 a.m. when she's supposed to be sleeping.     

Designing fabric for Henry Glass has been the perfect opportunity to combine her passions- painting, quilting, and color, color, color! She lives in & works from a 160 year old farmhouse in rural southwestern New Jersey. Jacquelynne’s line of quilt, wool & punch needle patterns, watercolor note cards, handmade wool pins and pieces of original artwork can be found on her website.

Website:   http://jacquelynnesteves.com/

Blog:  http://jacquelynnesteves.com/blog/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jacquelynne-Steves/543549752352215

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JacquelynneS

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/jacquelynnes/

Instagram: http://instagram.com/jacquelynnesteves

Jan Shade Beach is an accomplished designer from Harvest, Alabama.  She licenses her images to 25 companies in the gift market. Her wide variety of styles and enthusiasm to learn new techniques make her a perfect match for the ever-changing trends in the marketplace.  Jan’s artwork is constantly evolving.  She is inspired by the subtle, touching, hectic and humorous things that make up a day.  Friends and family all know of Jan’s fun and adventurous personality.  She has tried sky-diving, white-water rafting, zip-lining, etc. and is never afraid to face a new challenge.

“Holiday Frost” is Jan’s first fabric line.  She welcomed all the great advice from the  Henry Glass team and appreciated them walking her through the process.  Jan started out her career as a graphic artist and has always liked the simple, clean, crisp lines and the red/white/gray color combination for Christmas.  She grew up in a house on Shady Knoll Drive and her grandparents lived on the same street only 10 houses away.  There were lots of great memories made there, so that’s why her line is from “The Shady Knoll Archives.”

Jana has spent her entire life around fabric and people that love sewing.  She spent many days at the feet of her mother and grandma who loved to sew and also with her father in his upholstery shop.  Her designing life didn’t begin until the age of 10 when she designed and constructed a line of prom and wedding dresses for Barbie and her friends.  It was then that she had found her destiny! Because of her eclectic fashion style, Jana started altering and making her own clothing in high school.  This led her to a major in costume design and art in college.  

It wasn’t until after she was married, and had her first 3 children, that she developed a love for quilting. With a baby on her lap, toddler on her back, and one under the table running the foot pedal, she learned to piece quilt blocks.  After her 6th was born, Jana, with her friends Shasta and Lauralee, started designing children’s clothing patterns. Their company is called Izzy & Ivy designs. Jana feels that designing fabric completes the circle in her obsession with all things sewing and fabric.

Hi, I’m Jess!  I’m a very loving mother and absolutely adore my sweet husband.   I LOVE to create.  It comes so natural for me and it’s a part of who I am.  So everything I do has ME written all over it!  My style is definite and distinct.  I started Bananafana as an outlet for my creativity.  I’m a mother of three small children, so I’m constantly creating things, partly as a hobby and mostly because my brain just doesn’t stop! 

Fabric and sewing have always been a huge passion of mine.  I began sewing as a child at  my mother’s side and always dreamed up and drew outfits that I would love to wear to school.  The detail in my drawings always went so far as to capture what the fabric for the clothing would look like.  It’s always been a desire of mine to design fabric and so I’m delighted to be able to finally share that with others.   I love color and I intend to always use a lot of it! 

My designs are sure to include elements that are glamorous, whimsical fresh and at times care free!  I’m ecstatic to share all of my spectacular and unique ideas through my fabric designs with others who share the love of sewing.  I hope I can inspire you to be creative and to share it with those around you.  Enjoy!

Jill Finley has been designing quilt patterns for over 15 years. Several years ago she launched her design business, Jillily Studio. She designs and sells quilt fabric, patterns, kits and notions. Her quilt designs depict her own fresh style using great color and texture with many fabrics. She usually adds a little appliqué to soften and finish each design. Her designs have been featured in several magazines including American Patchwork and Quilting, Quilt, Quilter’s Home and McCall’s Quilting.

Jillily Studio produces the popular notions, Appli-Glue and Poke-A-Dots, along with numerous kits and patterns.  Jill is the author of two books on quilting, Home Sweet Quilt and Stitched Together.  She is a Master Designer for Aurifil Threads with her signature collections, EveryDay Colors.  Teaching and lecturing about her appliqué method and design style keeps Jill very busy traveling all over the USA.

Creating fabric collections for Henry Glass has been one of Jill’s favorite projects. “It is so great to see my designs actually become fabric. I love what I do, it is a joy to be able to create new designs and have others enjoy them too.” Jill loves to spend time with her family; working, playing, eating, reading, gardening, sewing, cooking, learning and just being. She and her husband Randy live in Herriman, Utah. They are the parents of seven children and are blessed with seven grandchildren. 

 

Website: http://jillilystudio.com/

Blog: jillilystudio.blogspot.com

After winning a national challenge with just the third quilt she’d ever made, Kim Diehl’s new found hobby quickly blossomed into a full time career. In addition to designing quilts and authoring her “Simple” series of books for Martingale & Company, Kim has designed numerous fabric collections for Henry Glass & Company, as well as her new “Simple Whatnots Club” pattern collections, available exclusively through quilt shops.

Kim travels extensively sharing her quilts and teaching her easy techniques, and is slowly beginning to reduce her days away from home as her husband nears retirement. What a wonderful journey for a girl who wondered if she had what it took to make a single quilt!

 Website: www.kimdiehl.com

 

Working from her home in Lancashire in the UK, Kym has made her name by producing work of exceptional quality and charm.  Combining her eye for detail with her love of patterns and contemporary colours inspires her to create her whimsical designs. Kym has designed for such companies as Caspari, Kurt Adler, Department 56, Marian Heath and The Popcorn Factory, to name just a few. Her designs have been reproduced on products ranging from greetings cards, tins and gift bags, to fabrics, ceramics, Christmas decorations and jigsaws; gracing the shelves of many leading retailers around the world, from Macy’s of New York to Harrods of London.

Website: www.kymbowles.com

Leanne Anderson, owner of The Whole Country Caboodle, has been designing kits and patterns since 1992. She lives in Nashua, Iowa, where her design studio is nestled  in the country overlooking the beautiful Cedar Lake. She works side by side with her daughter Kaytlyn and mom, Jan. Leanne and Kaytlyn are designing some lines together, so keep an eye out for them.  Leanne is not new to the fabric industry, as she has been designing fabric for the past 19 years. Her whimsical characters are generally the focus of her designs, both in fabric, patterns and kits. Leanne loves to work with color and finds a real passion in putting together prints, plaids and solids, where truly she feels that God gets the credit for her abilities. A few of her signature items are her "Caboodles in a Box" packaged in checkerboard boxes, her "Alphabet Soup Quilts" & "Rugs in a Mug" packaged in antique-style tin mugs.

When Leanne is not designing, she is spending time with her husband Ed, or hanging out with her grown children, Shelby & son-in-law Tim, Taylor and daughter-in-law Amy and daughter Kaytlyn.  The absolute joys of her life are her grandchildren Toby, Leighton and Finley.  They serve as her biggest inspiration!

 

Website: www.thewholecountrycaboodle.com

Blog: http://thewholecountrycaboodle.blogspot.com/

Linda first gained notoriety as a designer of bright and funky quilts. Along the way, she has shown her diverse talents by authoring books, knitting, scrapbooking and by exploring other color ranges as well. The phenomenal use of color and texture in her work is what makes her designs so special.
After graduating with a BSC from the University of Toronto and working in the pharmaceutical industry for a few years, she and her husband moved to NJ for his job. Linda then taught herself how to sew and soon after, she designed her first pattern, Believe. She showed her patterns at her first Quilt Market when she was 6 months pregnant and it has been one awesome ride.

Since debuting her patterns to the world, she has designed fabric for Henry Glass & Co. in NYC. She has authored several books for Martingale/That Patchwork Place and Leisure Arts. Her work is seen in the wonderful pages of American Patchwork and Quilting, and Quilts and More.

Website: http://www.lindalumdebono.com/

Blog: http://lindalumdebono.blogspot.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/lindalumdebono

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/henryglassco/

Since 1986, Little Quilts has published patterns and booklets for the quilting industry. Specializing in small, but not miniature quilts based on traditional doll quilts from the past, these designs have had worldwide appeal. Alice Berg, Mary Ellen Von Holt and Sylvia Johnson are partners who also have co-authored five books for Martingale, Inc. including a best seller, "Little Quilts All Through The House." They have been contributors to many other books and are frequently in American Patchwork and Quilting Magazine. Designing fabric lines for Henry Glass & Co. has given them the opportunity to provide vintage inspired collections with colors for today’s quilter.

By popular demand, Little Quilts opened a retail store near the historic town of Marietta, Georgia. Located in a restored corn mill building built in 1947, the shop has a feeling of "days gone by." Recently chosen as one of the Top Ten Quilt Shops in the country for 2004 by American Patchwork and Quilting Magazine, the store attracts many visitors. Little Quilts fabrics and publications are featured on their popular website for shoppers to enjoy.

Website: http://www.littlequilts.com/

Bloghttp://www.littlequilts.blogspot.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Little-Quilts/152886285808

Lizzie B Cre8ive started out in the industry as a pattern company created by two women who share a PASSION for quilting. They have since become award-winning authors and fabric designers for Henry Glass. Coincidentally, these girls also share the same NAME! Elizabeth Hawkins....

Lizzie – (Liz) resides in Pennsylvania and loves the conception and design side of Lizzie B. She takes her sketchbook wherever she goes because she never knows when a quilt might pop into her head! She has a background in fine arts, with an emphasis on watercolor. When she’s not sketching, she’s busy stitching, blogging, facebooking, driving kids to and fro, singing, creating culinary delights, and laughing on the phone with Beth.

B – (Beth) resides in Arizona and enjoys the conception and design side of Lizzie B, but is also an amazing pattern writer. She can take even Liz's chicken scratch sketches and turn them into a work of art. Her background is in business and design. When she's not writing patterns, she's busy stitching, driving kids to and fro, facebooking, knitting, keeping her naughty dog out of trouble, and text shopping with Liz.

Cre8ive – Together Liz and Beth have found their niche in the quilting world. They strive for uniqueness in their designs that take on their fun upbeat approach to life. They look for inspiration in the things that they love and find comfort in (music and umm, chocolate?). They like to dream, laugh, and create...but there's nothing they like more than doing these things together. Meet the Lizzie B Girls!

 
 
 
Twitter: @LizCre8sQuilts and @BethCre8sQuilts

Margot Languedoc started her pattern company The Pattern Basket about five years ago. It was the love of fabric and my passion for quilting and teaching at a local quilt shop that started me on the road to designing. My designs have always been about simple, fun patterns that appeal to everyone.

I am thrilled that I have been able to connect with so many quilters - from young moms making their first quilt to experienced quilters looking for a new creative design. 

My studio is in the country home my family and I built on what once was a Christmas tree farm in Dunrobin, Ontario so I am surrounded with nature’s inspiration.  You can sometimes even find owls in my garden and deer wandering across my front yard.  I love everything the country has to offer, and every summer for a week or two we can’t resist heading down to Maine to enjoy the beautiful American countryside and the breathtaking beaches. 

Websitewww.thepatternbasket.com

Bloghttp://www.thepatternbasket.blogspot.com/

 

Marie Cole has loved art and designing from the time she was a little girl. Her Mom recognized her talent early on and was very supportive, providing her with encouragement and supplies. She was lucky to have her hobby become a career. She began as a painting teacher for a small local craft shop. She published a number of instruction books for Provo Craft and later became an in-house designer for them. She has designed products for several companies and enjoys the creativity and challenge of each opportunity. She is so excited to see her designs on fabric!

Marie and her husband live in Lake Shore, Utah and have raised four beautiful children. They have one adored grandson who brings them much joy.

 

 

With a background in art, and having made quilts since her teens, Martha found her niche drawing her own appliqué designs in the early 1990's.  She started her pattern company, Wagons West Designs, in 2007 to market her patterns for quilts, wool appliqué, needle punch and rug hooking.  The name of her pattern company was inspired by two of Martha's great grandmothers who traveled West in covered wagons. A nod to the past is seen in much of Martha's work that uses vintage quilts and textiles as inspiration to create new designs with a folk art feel.

Similar to setting the stage for a theater production, Martha enjoys telling a story with her quilt and needlework designs. In her first book, Vintage Christmas, the aura of a glittering nineteenth century holiday is created with a collection of projects.   They include weathered pink and brown patchworks, pink candy canes and mica sprinkled ornaments.

Prior to launching her pattern company, Martha exhibited her original designs locally and nationally and has won numerous awards including ribbons at International Quilt Festival, American Quilter's Society Quilt Show, National Quilter's Association Quilt Show, Pacific International Quilt Festival, Road to California, Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival, and The Arizona Quilter's Guild Quilt Show and Projects Magazine, Quiltmania, Quilt Country, Magic Patch and Quilter's Newsletter Magazine Show. 

Her work has been featured in magazines such as Quiltmaker, Primitive Quilts and Projects Magazine, Quilter's Newsletter, Quiltmania, Simply Vintage, and Quilt Country.

Martha has self published two books Annie's Scrapbag and Vintage Christmas.   She is also the author of  Be Merry:  Quilts and Projects for Your Holiday Home, published by Kansas City Star Quilts.

Martha and her husband, Thom, live in Phoenix, Arizona and have two wonderful grown sons, Andrew and Nicholas, and an equally wonderful daughter-in-law, Katie. If she's not sitting down drawing or sewing, Martha would rather be out hiking in the beautiful mountains and canyons of Arizona.

Website: www.wagonswestdesigns.com

Blog: www.wagonswestdesigns.blogspot.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/WagonsWestDesigns

Mary Janestarted sewing at a very young age and made much of her own clothing. She loved to work with fabric, colors and design.  In the early 60's, The May Company and Seventeen Magazine had a contest. The objective was to create a table setting show casing your individual “style.”  Contestants could use anything in the store. How inspiring! WOW!  And don’t you know it Mary Jane won the contest. Her contest success was fuel to her creative fire and served further, to ignite her a love of textiles and design.

In 1993, Mary Jane opened The Christmas Shoppe as a means to sell her handcrafted, one-of-a-kind Santas.  By 1997, Mary Jane switched her focus to quilting.  This led Mary Jane to a life on the road selling fabrics at quilt shows, which made building an internet shop a natural.  ln 2OO8, the Holly Hill QuiltDesigns Pattern company was formed. To date, Mary Jane has designed 26 patterns under the Holly Hill QuiltDesign’s name.  Mary Jane has been published in 2 quilting magazines. She is currently working on a Christmas book with Leisure Arts due out in 2013. Now another dream for Mary Jane has come true. Mary Jane has designed her first fabric collection with Henry Glass & Co., Inc. called “Ninth & Vine”.  Holly Hill Quilt Design is located in Richmond, New Hampshire. 

Website: www.hollyhillquiltdesigns.com 

Bloghttp://blog.hollyhillquiltdesigns.com

Claire Mitchard and Mark Everdell jointly founded Paper D’ Art in 1985. They met and worked together in a fledgling toy and gift company some years earlier. They currently reside in London. Mark and Claire anxiously printed the first greeting cards in the Paper D’ Art Collection and took to the road. They toured the length and breadth of the UK selling their first designs. Their ability to offer endearing imagery and compelling art and design enabled them to develop a thriving licensing business in the UK.

Reuben McHugh the artist and illustrator of this collection “Penguins on Ice” has worked with Paper D’ Art for more than a decade. Reuben, a freelance illustrator, works in a variety of mediums such as acrylic, oils, water color and digital methods. Rueben takes inspiration from film and music and believes that the Marx brothers film “Animal Crackers” should be watched at least once a year. His sense of whimsy is expertly portrayed in his characters and artistry. Rueben is married to Louise and has two daughters Carmel and Martha they reside in Bradford, UK.

PJ is a design artist who has taught and lectured throughout the United States over the past fifteen years.  She is an original designer having published over twenty-five patterns which are available through Checker Distributors.  She is currently working on her first book for Landauer Publishing called ‘”Sweet ‘n Sassy.”

 Being a previous quilt shop owner, of the oldest quilt shop in New England, and teacher, she is very well versed in the art of quilt making.  She teaches classes for all levels of quilters in traditional piecing as well as wearable art.  PJ is thrilled to be working with Henry Glass & Co., Inc. designing this fabric line.

Her latest accomplishment is a template set called “Sweet n’ Sassy” which is being produced and marketed by Creative Grid Rulers.  Another template is in the prototype stage that will allow individuals to make an eight-pointed star without any “y” seams. PJ resides in Springfield, New Hampshire with her partner and husband, Bob, and their two Persian cats named Princess and Bear.

Like most artists, the passion to create goes back to the earliest of memories. That is no different for Shelly. Homework papers turned in with doodles, hours in front of the television... not watching.. but drawing all the cartoon characters... and not happy just coloring from a coloring book.. nope.. she had to draw her own characters to color. From crayons to clay art just made Shelly happy. That is true today!

Shelly started her career in art years ago with polymer clay. Selling her characters at local craft shows and malls. Later she began designing, traveling and teaching. She has authored four books on working with the clay in which one of the books was with Disney on sculpting their characters. Gradually she made the transition back to her true passion.. illustrating! Now mostly illustrating, Shelly is driven with a vivid imagination and a strong passion to create, color, and paint!

Website: http://www.simplyshellydesigns.com/

Blog: http://www.shellycomiskeydesigns.blogspot.com/

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The desire to share the joy of creativity is what prompted Vicki to begin designing quilt patterns as Quilts on the QT. Two years later in 2005, she changed the name of her company to WillowBerry Lane. Vicki lives at the end of a road in North Dakota with her husband, Dave, and their faithful Newfie, Tasha.

Vicki’s first fabric collection, WillowBerry Winter, was one of the top ten best selling collections in 2006. Vicki’s other internationally successful fabric designs include WillowBerry Whites & Lights, Romance Flannels, Cottage Romance, Full Sun, Full Sun II, Return to Romance, Return to Romance Flannels, WillowBerry Basics, and Basics II.

A Touch of Romance is Vicki’s best selling book. Liberty & Justice for All and Gorgeous Quilts for Gracious Living are also among her seven books currently available.

Website: www.willowberry-lane.com

Blog: http://willowberrylane.wordpress.com/
 

Wilma was born in the Dominican Republic, but grew up between this tropical Island and New York. She attended and completed her BFA in illustration at Parson’s School of Design in New York City. After graduation she began working in the children’s garment and textile industry. In 1994 she founded Racoon illustration. Three years later, she founded her independent line of greeting cards called Heavenly Greetings. The company grew quickly and launched into the licensing market. Wilma has had her work produced into children’s bedding, baby clothing, furniture, prints, scrap-booking, books and much more.

Her first collection for Henry Glass is a collection called “Wildflower Fairies.” These adorable fairies dance among butterflies and wildflowers. The collection includes a 24 x 44 inch panel that is perfect for the center of a girl’s bed quilt or as a wall hanging. Thrill a little girl by making her a twin bedding ensemble using the free project instructions. The twin sized quilt, pillow cases and dust ruffle will transform her bedroom into a delightful world of fairies and wildflowers.

Website: http://www.racoonillustration.com/