Links

I love to meet creative people in person and online who inspire me. Discovering bold talent and big ideas motivate me to get busy and make something!


Welsh Quilt Center

Welsh Quilt Center

Oh, to be able to travel to Lampeter, Wales, and visit the quilt center there. Definitely on my list.

Kathleen Loomis

Kathleen Loomis

Thoughtful, precise and highly crafted, quilts by Kathleen make my heart soar. Every piece in her gallery gives me an idea for a new quilt.

Tracy Simpson

Tracy Simpson

The simple art of potato printing has been elevated to a new level with Tracy’s compositions of relief transfers made with russet spuds.

Jo Hamilton

Jo Hamilton

This is crochet art, Baby. Jo’s work is very sophisticated. I’ve never seen anything like it before.

El Anatsui

El Anatsui

Taking textile art to new heights, look at photos of El’s monumental exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum entitled “Gravity and Grace.”

Botanical Colors

Botanical Colors

Check out the classes and tours on Kathy Hattori’s website, especially the color dyeing workshops. She is a leader in natural dyeing.

Elin Noble

Elin Noble

The daughter of Maurine Noble, Elin is almost my sister! World-renowned for her dyeing skills, Elin travels non-stop for teaching and museum openings.

Anna Torma

Anna Torma

Incredible is the best way to describe Anna’s complex and moving embroidered tapestries. Originally from Hungary, Anna now lives in Canada.

Sarah Nishiura

Sarah Nishiura

A Chicago artist who makes exciting geometric and hand stitched quilts, Sarah also paints, draws and makes prints.

Betty Busby

Betty Busby

Betty’s Macro series enlarges microscopic forms into huge abstracts with silk painting, thread work and other-worldly color combinations.

Gail Baar

Gail Baar

Squares with squares sing out from Gail’s abstract quilts. This Chicago artist hand dyes her fabrics and creates strong simple compositions that rock.

Sharon Boggon

Sharon Boggon

Genius stitcher, Sharon includes a dictionary of embroidery stitches with explanations and illustrations on her site.

Andrea Bernstein

Andrea Bernstein

Bold, modern and happy, the oversized patterns created by Andrea Bernstein of Millworks are screen printed by hand in Los Angeles.

Joe Cunningham

Joe Cunningham

Better than meeting a quilter online, I met Joe in person at La Conner Quilt Festival. Great quilter, great guy. I like his abstract quilts with the bias tape linework.

Emily Barletta

Emily Barletta

Check out Emily’s portfolio of recent work. It takes stitching to a new level. The close-up photos help show her innovative approach.

Katie Pedersen

Katie Pedersen

I originally bumped into Katie, with her fresh and bold quilts at Fabric Crush. More recently I met this youthful talent at Island Quilter on Vashon Island.

Nifty Quilts Blog

Nifty Quilts Blog

I met LeeAnn at a Plymouth Piece Makers meeting in Ballard. She is a feisty gal who loves making colorful and quirky quilts.

Marimekko

Marimekko

It’s fun to keep an eye on what this audacious design company is producing in its fabric line. When I was a kid (half a century ago!) I remember Marimekko’s oversized prints.

Bonnie Bucknam

Bonnie Bucknam

I found Bonnie through the CQA website. What powerful work. I really like the Geology series—one of which won Best of Show at Quilt National 2011.

Carol Taylor

Carol Taylor

I met Carol at the La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum. She gave a talk and then toured all of us around her remarkable quilt exhibit—most noteworthy were her Gong quilts.

Annie Lewis

Annie Lewis

Although Annie is not a quilter, her art looks like it could be made into quilts. I have taken two collage classes with Annie at Gage Academy of Art.

Rachel Brumer

Rachel Brumer

Check out Rachel’s art quilts under her Work section. The design of her quilts 20 years ago looks like what most artists are trying to accomplish today—a true pacesetter.

Janet Steadman

Janet Steadman

I liked Janet’s style the very first time I saw one of her quilts. Then I met her at the OSW Retreat and watched her working on a very original quilt top.

Jim Woodring

Jim Woodring

Deranged or brilliant? It’s hard to tell with Jim’s fantastical characters in unreal worlds.

Eleanor McCain

Eleanor McCain

This doctor in Florida makes quilts that I wish I had made. I love her graphic style.