I Am GenQ (profiles)

The Thread: A Quilty Bayeux Tapestry, Bernina Award-Winners

July 20, 2014

  Pam Holland To Share About Her Bayeux Redux Quilter, teacher and  author Pam Holland is visiting the Texas Quilt Museum in La Grange on Saturday, July 26, to give a presentation about her recreation of a historically significant work, The Bayeux Tapestry.  In her talk, The Bayeux Tapestry: The Story-telling Textile of the Norman Conquest, she’ll the tell the [...]

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I AM GENQ: Kimberly Jolly of Fat Quarter Shop

April 25, 2012

Let’s see…. Organized? Check. Great with numbers? Check. Energetic? Check. Deep understanding of the Internet and how e-commerce works? Double-check. Love of fabric and those who also worship its magic? Way big check! Add this skill set together and what do you get? Well, we get the Fat Quarter Shop and the face behind the [...]

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I Am GenQ: Kim Kight

March 28, 2012

When we think of Kim Kight, we don’t immediately think of her well regarded fabric blog, True Up, or her popular book, A Field Guide to Fabric Design (C & T, 2011). We remember a tired mama in the hotel elevator in Houston last fall, running back and forth from the George R. Brown Convention Center during [...]

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I Am GenQ: Luke Haynes

February 27, 2012

Luke Haynes Seattle, Washington (for now) lukehaynes.com You gotta admire someone who would move a longarm back and forth the country once, let alone multiple times, but pro quilt artist Luke Haynes has reluctantly become an expert at it. When we caught up with him, he was troubleshooting the shipment of his studio and longarm on [...]

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I Am GenQ: Lisa Sipes

January 3, 2012

If the magenta locks don’t give you a big clue about the off-beat energies of this talented, funny, award-winning quilter, then you’ll get the point the minute she speaks. Lisa Sipes—McLisa Tangerine Starfish Sipes to her Facebook friends, thank you very much—is a fresh longarm talent bringing new fun and inspiration to the q-niverse. She [...]

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I Am GenQ: Meet Betz White

December 14, 2011

So what’s a fashion designer turned stay-at-home-mom of two small boys to do for fun? If you’re Betz White, you write a couple of craft books, then take a turn at pattern design and finally jump into the world of textile design. Oh, and if you’re Betz White, you do it all in the most [...]

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We Are GenQ: Cassie Barden and Adrienne Smitke

December 7, 2011

The design team of Adrienne Smitke, 28, and Cassie Barden, 32, was created through an office romance. True love was found in their shared passion for contemporary design and fabric. Both worked–and Adrienne still works–for Martingale & Company, the home of one of the cornerstone publishers from our little corner of the quilt book world. [...]

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We Are GenQ: Meet the Fat Quarterly Team!

November 15, 2011

They are 11 issues (four special and seven regular) down (with the release TODAY of the divine color issue!!) and moving full quilt ahead on their way to modern sewing delight, but the four-person team that birthed Fat Quarterly’s staff is oh-so-much-more than just their patterns. Tacha Bruecher, Katy Jones, Brioni Greenberg and John Q. [...]

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I Am GenQ: Jacquie Gering

October 11, 2011

Reinvent how you live, and it’s bound to show up in your quilting, sooner or later. That’s the new reality for quilt designer and author (more on that later) Jacquie Gering after her recent move from the rolling hills of northeast Kansas to the urban canyons of downtown Chicago. In late July, Jacquie’s husband, Steve, got [...]

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I Am Gen Q: David Butler

October 4, 2011

Besides being a great cabana boy, Scott Hansen is also an awesome designer (Blue Nickel Studios) and blogger in his own right. He was recently tapped to work with today’s featured GenQer, David Butler (yep, Mr. Amy), on quilt designs for David’s first collection of fabrics, Curious Nature, for FreeSpirit Fabrics. (That David is even [...]

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