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Spotlight on Clothworks: Winners Announced

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Clothwork's objective is to provide you with a diverse range of designs, styles, themes, and colors. They feature a wide range of fabrics and strive to create fabrics with a personality of their own, yet work well with other fabrics. They offer fabrics that are very traditional in nature, some with a folk-art look, great conversational prints, a wide range of florals, and produce some of the finest flannel prints in the industry. Clothworks is based in Seattle, Washington.

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What's New at Clothworks:

Win a Holiday Celebrations Quilt Kit! ($100 value)

 

 

Featuring fabrics from the
Holiday Celebrations collection
by Laurel Burch
Finished size: 56" x 63"
Design by September Olson for Clothworks

Download the pattern here.

 

 

 

Here's how to enter:

Clothworks teams up with some very talented people who produce exclusive fabric collections for them. Each designer (or design group) has his or her own style and emphasis, and we want to know which designer you identify with most ... and why! Who inspires you? Is it because of their colors, the theme of the designs?

Just visit Clothworks Meet Our Designers page, review each of their collections, and jot your answers in the comments section below.

All entries must be posted by midnight (EST) August 31st 2011. One entry per person please! Please note: You must be logged in to Quilters Club of America to leave a comment. If you haven't created an account, it's easy! All you need is a username, password and email address.

And the winners are ....

PatriciaFaye

VIVIANH-2

Holly

Congratulations! You'll receive an email shortly with details on how to receive your prize.

 


Comments

Kathy M. Boice wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Monday, 1 August 2011, 12:46 AM

I felt that KinKame inspired me more with the colors, design, and how it gave me ideas right off the top!

Karla wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Monday, 1 August 2011, 9:08 AM

Cedar West wins my vote with her "Love" collection.  The colors and designs are inspirational and made me want to dive right into creating a quilt with this beautiful collection of fabric.

Jennsquilts wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Monday, 1 August 2011, 12:27 PM

I am forever in love with Laurel Burch designs. The intensity of the colors have been favorites since they first appeared.

Dot D wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Monday, 1 August 2011, 5:01 PM

Oh, wow, it's difficult to pick just one.  I cast my vote for Cary Phillips' Floral Folio.  The bright, clear prints are perfect for me.  

Mimi wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Monday, 1 August 2011, 7:50 PM

After looking a all the beautiful fabrics from all the designers I think I related most to the creations from  Skipping Stones Studio.  First because their name brought back youthful summertime memories of time spent at the lake.  But mostly because of the beautiful floral fabric that seems to always show up in the quilts I make for myself.  I guess being an avid gardener and birder also helped swing my vote.

Linda L. wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Monday, 1 August 2011, 8:58 PM

Although long a fan of Laurel Burch because of her cat designs and use of intense colors, I was pleasantly surprised by Diane Knott's collection! I loved her color pallete and especially the themes of her collections. Speaks to me of home and peacefulness!

Marcia W. wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Monday, 1 August 2011, 10:12 PM

Marsha McCloskey's collections have something that is difficult to find - lights.  Her Companions, Staples, and Staples III collections can mix and match and have both large scale and smaller scale  fabrics. They felt old fashioned, red, white, and blue.... and I usually go for the saturated modern colors and geometrics (like Laurel Burch's use of strong color, except not cats).

Marsha's collections made me feel calm and peaceful.

KALEDA wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 2 August 2011, 4:04 AM

I have many Clothworks favorites... I've loved the whimsy and vibrant colors of Laurel Burch for years. However, I'm soon to be a Grandma and am very partial to Sue Zipkin's "Hey Diddle, Diddle". I've been "goofy" about Halloween all my life and thoroughly enjoy Leere Aldrich's new line of "Scribble Monsters". The "American Heroes" 108" backings by Karen Rotie are great!!! Thank you for them. Clothworks offers something for everybody...

Truley wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 2 August 2011, 8:58 AM

I love Lydia Quigley of The Rabbit Factory. The colors are so subtle and awesome.

chocomaniac1951@yahoo.com wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 2 August 2011, 9:02 AM

I can't pick just one!  My favorites are Barbara Tourtillotte, Sue Zipkin and Diane Knott.

Scomama wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 2 August 2011, 9:04 AM

I have always like Laurel Burch's designs. Her colors are so vivid and bright. Her designs are so unique and original. They have a magical quality to them.

yellowtruckgirl1 wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 2 August 2011, 9:08 AM

It seems to me the trend is leaning towards subdued hues and wispy coloring. The choices were pretty simple after that because I like to build a colorful quilt that puts smiles on their recipients faces (or my face, if I decide I just can't part with it). For cheery coloring and usefulness in my quilts, the designers would have to be Laurel Burch, Ellen Crimi Trent with Beelte Boy, Kinkame with Toy Poodle. For diversity and overall usefulness in my quilts, it would be Masha D'yans with both Spring Umbrellas and Celebration. For whimsy, definitely Barb Tourtillotte with Muffin Tops and Jamie Woods with Farm Friends. But my top award would have to go to Sue Zipkin for all of her collection. I love, love, love her coloring, her use of color for blending and creating, as well as being a definite plus to my diminishing collection!

gammysoap wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 2 August 2011, 9:10 AM

Lydia Quigley has the country look I love.

Classygrandma wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 2 August 2011, 9:11 AM

Out of the long list of designers - I felt the only one for me is Skipping Stones.

I am very much into basic designs with strong vibrant patterns and colors.  I feel Skipping Stones designs are the only choice for basic designs.  These will look fantastic on the quilts I make for retirement and nursing homes.

Kiwiandsteve wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 2 August 2011, 9:17 AM

Sue Zipkins's paintbrush gardens has beautiful colors.  Its hard to pick just one, but I really like this one.

STACYB wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 2 August 2011, 9:19 AM

I love the Skipping Stones collections! Great colors.

debi dame wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 2 August 2011, 9:26 AM

Absolutely LOVE to browse fabric collections before I shop to decide what to buy for my stash! I love Christmas fabric and Victorian florals.  Sue Zipkin's Jolly Snowmen Collection, And Tis the Season by Studio-K make me want to get busy NOW on the quilts I make for family members each year.  I also love to make romantic looking quilts and the collections I loved for those were from Skipping Stones' Isabella and Clarabelle collections, as well as Lydia Quigley's My Country Garden.  My hands are itching to start work.  Lovely collections by all!

gini wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 2 August 2011, 9:27 AM

laurel burch is my favorite

JeaneneD wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 2 August 2011, 9:28 AM

The collections I really enjoyed the most were those of Diane Knott.  I love chickens and Santas and these are the most inspirational to me.  I also liked the collections of Barb Tourtillotte because of their whimsy.  Laura Wood also has a collection I like because my grandson loves tractors and farm animals.  I could make some cute things for him.

quilterb4u wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 2 August 2011, 9:32 AM

All the designers have an individual take on quilting. I enjoy a piece from each of them and then try to incorporate what they do into my own work.

lauraedits wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 2 August 2011, 9:36 AM

Laurel Burch's bright, vibrant colors have always made me itch to stitch! I love the joy and whimsy of the Holiday Celebrations collection.

quilterbon wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 2 August 2011, 9:47 AM

I like Barb Tourillotte's fabric.....I like to make I-Spy quilts and would use this to make more of them!!

quilterbon wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 2 August 2011, 9:48 AM

I do like all the fabrics depending on what kind of quilt I am making, no fabric can be bad, lol!!

Michelle wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 2 August 2011, 9:54 AM

I really loved all the Kinkame collections, especially the European Taupes.  They all reminded me of Civil War reproduction fabrics.  I could just picture putting a quilt together with the colors and soft patterns.  I looked at all the other designers but this one I kept coming back to....it was calling me, I guess.

sqweakyquilter wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 2 August 2011, 9:57 AM

I love Sue Zipkin's designs.  The colors are wonderful.  Her designs are playful as well as realistic.  I liked her entire collection!

Francine wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 2 August 2011, 9:58 AM

I have to say Sapphire by Skipping Stones is my favorite, blue is my favorite color. But I do have a soft spot for Laurel Burch - those colors pop right at you!

Cheryl wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 2 August 2011, 10:06 AM

As far as their fabric lines go it has to be Masha D'yans. The colors and designs just spoke to me. However, I can't wait to see what Laura Jones and Lynnette Sandbloom have come up with. They seem to be about my age and with grown children. So personally, I indentfy most with them.

Kay Pflueger wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 2 August 2011, 10:13 AM

Oh my goodness.. I am at a loss as to which one I love the most. I am overwhelmed with all the beautiful designs. I do have to say though that I was particularly drawn to the Skipping Stones Studio collection.

TheQuiltDaddy wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 2 August 2011, 10:22 AM

Purchased these fabrics on a recent Shop Hop and could not wait to get home to see what would develop from them. Added other Lauel Birch fabrics from my stash and oh my do I have a winner of a quilt for Christmas.

Sharon45 wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 2 August 2011, 10:24 AM

I looked through each one of these collections and loved several but outstanding for me was Pamela Mostek's  -- those colors just grab me every time and nothing else can compare to those purples and coordinating fabrics-- pink and green ... I definitely want to try some quilt with her fabrics and colors, just makes me very happy.

Barb S wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 2 August 2011, 10:42 AM

Oh, my goodness!  Picking just one collection, or even one designer is an impossibility!  Clothworks is so fortunate to have at hand the talent and genius of so many artists.  

Absolutely love Laurel Burch's vibrant colors in Holiday Celebration, or else why would I enter this contest?  But also, Marsha McCloskey for Companions and StapleIII, Cedar West, for Love and Vintage Sonnet, Sue Zipkin's Luna Blooms (perfect for a project I have in mind).  

What quilter could not love Joined At The Hip/Tammy Johnson and Avis Shirer's Farmgirl's Garden and Neutal Elegance?  

But, having said all that, my very, very favorites all come from Skipping Stones' classic, traditional, and beautiful collections - Paisley Deim, Lily and Peony, Isabella, Josephine and Night and Day!

Thanks for the opportunity to enjoy the work of all these fabulous designers!

Barbara Sullivan

stichnRN wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 2 August 2011, 11:35 AM

i like laurel burch's fabrics the best. i love her colors and fantasy that comes through to the fabric.'

BUT picking just one is hard. i

Merrilee wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 2 August 2011, 11:47 AM

I really love Ellen Crimi-Trent's Beetle Boy.  Now, that choice is seriously influenced by the full of fun, nearly three year old, boy named Colin that is my pride and joy grandson.  When he came into our lives they lit up just as if there were lightning bugs sparking off in our hearts and minds!  This is the next fabric group I would love to work with.  

Hinroca wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 2 August 2011, 11:49 AM

Love the fabric from Jill Webster.  I like quilting for the grandkids and they love bright colors, so that is the collection that caught my eye.

misspix wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 2 August 2011, 1:06 PM

Love love love Barb Tourtillotte's "Tulip" line (I have already made this quilt) and also the whimsical "Muffin Top".  The vibrant colors in the Tulip line are wonderful and Muffin Top is just plain FUN !

Vickie wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 2 August 2011, 1:09 PM

Thanks for the opportunity to view all the beautiful fabrics ~ what a great way to start a day!  As hard as it is to choose one favorite, mine is Sue Zipkin's Paintbrush Gardens.  I need to plan a baby quilt for a baby girl and that looks like a terrific line of fabric!

misspix wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 2 August 2011, 1:09 PM

Love Barb Tourtillotte's designs.  Her "Tulip" line is wonderful, such vibrant colors !  (I have already made a quilt from this line.)  And the whimsical nature of the "Muffin Tops" is just plain fun.

Charlieandrita@gmail.com wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 2 August 2011, 1:27 PM

There were two collections which immediately caught my eye, because I am workng on projects which these  wold have been perfect for...Dinosaurie and Choo Choo You...in fact I just purchases soemof the fabrics in Dinosauria....That being said, the collections that caught my eye and inspire me to do things I am not planing is the Laurel Burch Basics....the glitter collection is a nice touch to any quilt, the dots and stripes are so versatile, they can be used for so many projects.

Lukeaj85 wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 2 August 2011, 1:50 PM

I love the Diane Knott collection.  I love the colors and the themes of her collections.  I also love her background story of her always wanting to be an artist and it shows in her work.

p_mervine@yahoo.com wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 2 August 2011, 3:32 PM

Love the bright colors in the sample.  the cool cats sure looks nice; cats are my weakness.

Piece by Piece wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 2 August 2011, 4:35 PM

Since I am a cat person I would have to pick Sue Zipkins Cool Cats!

Dawn Ston wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 2 August 2011, 4:47 PM

My favorite is Skipping Stone, the loud vibrant colors and prints are my favorites. The are the greatest patterns and colors to work with and designs come to mind with each one. They remind me of myself.

kimandcharles@bellsouth.net wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 2 August 2011, 5:07 PM

Clothworks always has beautiful fabrics. These are no exceptions. Love tulips!!!

Valhawaii wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 2 August 2011, 8:11 PM

I like Skipping Stone.  The fabrics go well together and it makes me happy.

Joyce K. wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 2 August 2011, 8:14 PM

Cedar West gets my vote for her Love collection. The patterns as well as the colors just pulled me right in. Would love to make a quilt with some of those fabrics.

nebrryan wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Wednesday, 3 August 2011, 7:43 AM

Alyssa Thomas has a beautiful baby/child fabric, I have been making quilts for all my daughters' pregnant friends, and The Staples III by Marsha McClosky really catches my attention. Although, I love fabric and planning the next quilt, there are many, many wonderful choices. Marsha McClosky gets my vote for Staples.

garnetlucy wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Wednesday, 3 August 2011, 9:03 AM

Skipping Stones took my breath away when I saw Sapphire. I have loved many of the designers for years, but it's inspiring to find color and pattern that can still make you want to drop everything and touch fabric!

wordygirl wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Wednesday, 3 August 2011, 4:51 PM

The KInkame "Quilters Selection" group is most appealing to me today.  I think it is the restful designs and colorways...can't you imagine what a soothing quilt could be made from that, and the comforting naps that could be taken under it?  

Thanks for the giveaway.

wordygirl at earthlink dot net

JAP wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Wednesday, 3 August 2011, 5:32 PM

I think the beautiful colors in the Cedar West collections are wonderful.  

dorkymom51@verizon.net wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Wednesday, 3 August 2011, 7:25 PM

Sadly, it is Laurel Burch that I love most of all.  Nothing new can come.  But her fabrics bring me such joy just to look at them.  I have used her blenders with other fabric combinations.  Her jungle prints are my all time favorites for shirts (I work at a school and the kids love the designs).  But her Christmas lines are to die for also.  I've been collecting her designs since the '70's.  I have earrings and pins from vendors at Old Town in San Diego and the SD Zoo, too.  I lost one of my Christmas Cats earrings a few years ago at work, and was almost suicidal!!!

Marla Cameron wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Wednesday, 3 August 2011, 7:51 PM

My favorite is Kinkame.  I really like the European Taupe collections for their soft, muted colors while the Shades collection really speaks to my first love, which is applique.

susandf wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Wednesday, 3 August 2011, 10:11 PM

Laurel Burch has always been one of my favorites - love the primary colors, the animals (especially the giraffes), the metallic highlights - love it all!

Deanna Cox wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 4 August 2011, 9:32 AM

I really liked Sue Zipkin's hydrangeas and the butterflies on her designs, the blues in the fabric are very pretty, also her jolly snowmen designs are really cute. I love the color blue, hydrangeas, butterflies, and like cute snowmen , guess that is why I will pick Sue.

Karen wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 4 August 2011, 10:04 AM

I have always love Laurel Burch and I admire her family for carrying on her work, but I think Dianne Knott is one of my new favorites.  Her work is similar, but softer and less modernistic.  I love her Christmas fabric in purple and had to get some at my local quilt shop.  Sue Zipkins' Hydrangeas and butterflies are gorgeous and I plan to look for some of that fabric to add to my collection.

sew.goodwitch_crafts@yahoo.com wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 4 August 2011, 10:11 AM

I like the bright colors and whimsy of Masha D'yans designs. I also like Lauel Burch bright colors and designs. My favorite fabrics change with the patterns I am using or the theme of the quilt.

isaysew wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 4 August 2011, 10:13 AM

Laurel Burch -- no question about it!!  I have purchased her fabrics and made quilts for dear friends with cats and with dogs -- I love the color and design of each of them!

Gramigran wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 4 August 2011, 10:27 AM

Diane Knott- I love Diane's whimsical , lighthearted patterns. The colors are fun and light giving birth to many creative project ideas!

Duane Wiley wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 4 August 2011, 10:59 AM

Love the quilt!  Thanks for the opportunity to win!  Also like the cool cats!  So many fabrics, so little time!

rag55 wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 4 August 2011, 11:00 AM

Diane Knott!!!!  I love novelty fabric;  hers is very colorful  and bright and makes the kid in me want to go out and buy it!!!!!  (and there is alot of kid in me)!!

roxieleigh wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 4 August 2011, 11:02 AM

I love My Country Garden by Lydia Quigley!  My two passions are quilting and gardening-so this collection makes me feel like I am doing both at the same time!

Jacy wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 4 August 2011, 11:17 AM

I've always loved anything Laurel Birch, I also loved Sharyn Sowell's 'into the woods'  My boys would beg for  anything from Richard Neuman but my overall favorite is SUE ZIPKIN. Her designs are bright, cheerful and fun. These could never sit on a shelf as stash, they would be admired, fondled and quickly become a quilt!

pcook43 wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 4 August 2011, 11:30 AM

I really respond to Laurel Burch's designs - the vivid colors, the movement in the patterns, and the whimsy in her designs.  I can hardly wait to get needle and thread and create a quilt with her fabrics.  

Betty Jansen wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 4 August 2011, 11:33 AM

Both of the collections from Cedar West appeal to me, but I think the richness of Vintage Sonnet wins my vote.

debaugray wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 4 August 2011, 11:46 AM

Laurel Burch is my favorite.  I love the colors and the cats.  The bright color just draw me to the material every time I see it.

Chickadee Jenn wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 4 August 2011, 11:50 AM

No contest, Masha D'yans Spring Umbrellas.

Linda E in AZ wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 4 August 2011, 11:52 AM

I have to say that Laurel Burch is still my favorite - her brightly-colored fabrics always inspire me to make a cheerful quilt that someone (having struggles of their own) would find inspirational and comforting.  The lions were my all-time favorite.

Isabella wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 4 August 2011, 12:11 PM

It's very hard to pick just one but I think my vote goes to Chris Chun with his Le Jardin de Papillon...those fabrics make me smile!

memoose wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 4 August 2011, 12:25 PM

I really like the collections by Skipping Stones Studio. I am more old-fashioned, and like the florals alot. The colors are great, too. I just dont go in for the "modern" looks a whole lot.

sharonkofoed wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 4 August 2011, 1:11 PM

I would have to pick Sue Zipkin!  I love the patterns and colors in her Suzette collection.  I love the flowers and the fact that she uses my favorite shade of green!  And I love how she changes the colors up in the patterns to make the fabric look completely new.

Joyce Dawson wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 4 August 2011, 1:46 PM

I have been a Laurel Burch fan from day one of my quilting. Just ask my grandchildren about their Laurel quilts. I even use her fabric for quilt backings so the recipient gets double the pleasure like I do!!

Joyce

JoAnn L wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 4 August 2011, 2:00 PM

I'm partial to Laura Burch ... especially anything dealing with cats.  Her holiday collections are fun.  Her colors are bright and cheery.

Janers wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 4 August 2011, 2:06 PM

I really like ALL of the collections from Skipping Stones Studio -- those florals are amazing!  

Cheryl H wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 4 August 2011, 2:06 PM

I am always drawn to fabric lines that include bold colour and my selections reflect it. I look forward to the release of Masha D'yans "Spring Umbrellas". As a kindergarten teacher I also am drawn to those fabrics that bring a smile to the face of young children. Richard Neuman's "Ready Go" "Choo Choo You" and "Happy Camper Too" bring a smile to my face as well.

Carol wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 4 August 2011, 2:20 PM

What a tough decision. I believe my favourite fabric changes with my mood swings, but right now I'm thinking Christmas, so I really like Diane Knott's Christmas Spirit.  Snowflakes are always great!

BelleF wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 4 August 2011, 2:23 PM

I love the Laurel Burch fabrics, always have and have quite a collection.  The colors are always bright and uplifting and the designs whimsical and different.  Definitely my favorites!

Patricia Faye wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 4 August 2011, 3:14 PM

I like Laurel Burch designs because her colors are always bright and colorful.  I also like the cats and  whimsical designs.  They are amazing.

Ann Marie Oswalt wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 4 August 2011, 3:57 PM

I have loved Laurel Burch fabrics. I too have quite a collection of her fabrics, a large bag, & tons of socks with her designs. I was devistated when she passed away. A long time friend of mine passed away with the same disease. Luckily, she created some designs for us that she will be in our thoughts for several years to come. She gave us quilters a great gift. She is missed.

Debbie wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 4 August 2011, 4:26 PM

It is very difficult to pick just one, so here are my two favorites:

Masha D'yans---I love batiks and her designs have a batiky look to them.

Skipping Stones---The Paisley Denim is gorgeous and so inspiring.

I loved all of the free quilt pattern downloads to go with each fabric collection

brat8690@yahoo.com wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 4 August 2011, 4:31 PM

This was a good reason to take the time to view some great fabric designs. It was really hard to choose a favorite designer. Diane Knott was a favorite because of the variety of subjects. Her valor fabric is great and I love anything that appeals to kids which many of her designs do.

freda hocking wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 4 August 2011, 5:20 PM

I love the fabrics by Aldrich and Zipkin, of course I am an extra easy sell for holiday themed fabrics.  I love quilts that make you smile because of their funny little charcters so these fabrics are some of the "smiliest" I've found.

stingrae wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 4 August 2011, 5:33 PM

My favorite designer is Laural Burch.  I'm addicted to bright jewel tone colors and any fabric that has a "sparkle" to it or "glitter" to add that extra pizzazz!!   Her designs seem to be what I would want to create if I were a designer (which I'm definitely not).  When I see them, they WOW me & ideas start flowing.

Pat Johnson wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 4 August 2011, 6:27 PM

Lydia Quigley of The Rabbit Factory is my choice.  Fits right in to the type of fabrics I always buy

Pat Johnson wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 4 August 2011, 6:27 PM

Lydia Quigley of The Rabbit Factory is my choice.  Fits right in to the type of fabrics I always buy

Marsha wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 4 August 2011, 6:37 PM

Whew!   This was a hard task.  Many of these artists' fabrics I have been drawn to and used in quilts:  Barb Touitillotte, Richard Newman, Laurel Burch.   I was drawn to Sue Lipkins' "Painted Garden" and enjoyed the softness of her designs with no loss of lovely colors.  I think I would pick Sue Lipkins.  Others that drew me in:  Erin Ries for "Milly", Karen Roti gets high marks for such lovely backings for quilts for military members.  I also enjoyed the soft look of Diane Knott's "American Valor".  Can you tell I'm busy making Wounded Soldier quilts at the moment?  Her "Feather Your Nest" brings a smile to my face as I love nature.  

Is there any quilter that couldn't find something they like from each of these designers?  Thank you for the preview.   Sue Lipkins wins by a whisper!

becca8688 wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 4 August 2011, 6:39 PM

I love Studio K's Dinosaurs and By the sea.  Great quilting themes.  But when my son was young I used to use this type fabric to make him shorts and shirts.  He loved them.

simplysewn wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 4 August 2011, 6:47 PM

I loved the colors of Sue Zipkin. They were fun, happy colors that I would enjoy sewing start to finish. Would love to win the Laurel Burch Christmas kit. Her colors always jump out and grab me. I have some of her machine embroidery designs. Love them!

vtlockhart18 wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 4 August 2011, 8:01 PM

What a wonderful array of unique talents to enable providing fabrics for all tastes.  Their stories are heart-warming and inspiring...thanks for keeping everything varied and fresh!

robinette wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 4 August 2011, 8:50 PM

I have been a fan of Laurel Birch for many years now. I love the bright vivid colors and the themes she has used. I love the new Holiday Celebrations line and especially the deer in the trees print Y0801-3M. The bright colors on black looks stunning! I also love the Skipping Stones Studio. Thier Sapphire collection with the bright blues and the Night and Day are just begging to be made into a quilt. I could keep going as I enjoy making a variety of quilts in many styles and colors. I think they are all winnners!  

gloriaveld wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 4 August 2011, 9:28 PM

everything is gorgeous. I would like to make one of everything. Love the free patterns on your site.

greenmonstr wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 4 August 2011, 9:56 PM

I like Sue Zipkin.  Her collections have nice bright happy colors.  I especially like the Paintbrush Gardens collection.

lmbuckley wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 4 August 2011, 9:56 PM

my favorites: skipping stones paisley denim; feather your nest by diane knott; all of sue zipkin's collections. thanks for the free patterns!

JoyceLM wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Friday, 5 August 2011, 6:26 AM

I love Laura Burch designs.  The colors are bright and grab the eye immediately.  And the patterns are fun and make me happy.  Thanks.

catdog823 wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Friday, 5 August 2011, 8:34 AM

I have been a fan of Laurel Burch designs since I started quilting. I am a cat person, and the detail in each cat (and with each fabric Laurel designed) appeals to me. You can see something different each time you look at the fabric. Also, the bright colors are fabulous.

Cool Cats by Sue Zipkin is a great line as well. It is whimsical but something I would hang up in my house. I have to take the time though to say thank you to the designers of the free quilt patterns. It gives you inspiration and I love them better than regular patterns most of the time. It takes the guess work out of picking colors and placement when creating a quilt. I end up making a lot of the free patterns because it is right there, 100% easy, and they are super cool patterns!!!

Thanks so much for the chance to win...I really appricate it.

PKT wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Friday, 5 August 2011, 11:46 AM

My favorite artist is Stepping Stones.  Being a traditional quilter who loves traditional patterns, these collections are right for me.  I love Clarabell's flowers and old work combinations.  Lily and Peony reminds me of the wallpaper we found in the last layer of wallpaper in our house, built in 1846.  Sweet Caroline has both of my favorites, flowers and butterflies!.  I love all the patterns that you made to go with them as well.  

If I win, everyone would have to ignore the cat hairs.  My Fluffy has to put her stamp of approval on every quilt I make.

L Kohl wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Friday, 5 August 2011, 11:47 AM

My first vote goes to Laurel Burch.  I was drawn originally to her fabrics because of her cat themes.  I am drawn to the whimsical character of her designs and the colors.  Also I guess I feel a kind of connection to her because we share the same first name.

Angi wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Friday, 5 August 2011, 1:09 PM

My vote goes to Erin Ries, I love the modern feel of her Milley collection.  The modern colors and fun graphic lines make for beautiful quilts!

carmen516 wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Friday, 5 August 2011, 2:33 PM

Diane Knott gets my vote. Her line of "Feather Your Nest" reminds me of how God said He would take care of the smallest of these (the sparrow).  I wish I had this for the quilt I'm working on right now for a child that was born addicted.  Her mother walked away and left her to the grandparents.  The Church asked me to make something for a now and memorial quilt.  This is a sad situation.  This fabric would have been wonderful for the grandparents to hang onto after she has gone to heaven.

Cheryl Greenleaf wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Friday, 5 August 2011, 4:39 PM

At 56 years young, I have to say I was immediately drawn to "Roly Poly Penguins Flannel"

by Barb Tourtillotte.  It's "cute factor" is off the chart!  I only sew with fabrics that make me feel wonderful so that when I give a project away all my love and young at heart feelings are sewn into it.

jnaatz@rocketmail.com wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Friday, 5 August 2011, 7:31 PM

I loved the following for their choice of color and "in the moment", for me at least, design topics. Diane Knott-Feather Your Nest; Linda Quigley-My Country Garden; Cary Phillips-Floral Folio; Sue Zipkin-Paintbrush Gardens; and Erin Ries-Milly. I also loved the baby fabrics and Richard Neuman's "Ready to Go" line. These were my favorites and there were many others that I could imagine using in a project. I'm "a lot" tired of retro anything and look for some new, emerging colors to come along.

marlou wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Friday, 5 August 2011, 8:32 PM

It's almost impossible to pick a favorite... Stepping Stones, Sue Zipkin and Carly Phillips would be at the top of the list for me, but all fabric gives me ideas for new projects to create!

Pam Blake wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Friday, 5 August 2011, 10:34 PM

I enjoy Sue Zipkin's fabrics.  The colors are great and designs are fun.  I like all the collections, but of course the snowmen fabrics are a favorite--due to my collection of snowmen.  It is like her website states--they add "Zip".  What a treat to see such fun and colorful fabrics!

Carol W wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Saturday, 6 August 2011, 12:03 AM

WOW - I just saw some wonderful fabrics!  So hard to choose just one.  Sew and Sew by Diane Knott is absolutely adorable; I really like blues and yellows so Paisley Denim by Skipping Stones certainly caught my eye; but I think my out and out favorite is Love by Cedar West -- fabulous colors and patterns!

Gail wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Saturday, 6 August 2011, 9:39 AM

I love Diane Knott's designs.They are so detailed and so much fun...the colours are wonderful and so bright.

Laura Riley wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Saturday, 6 August 2011, 11:54 AM

I love the colors Diane Knott uses in her fabrics.  Her designs have a way of causing me to feel content and loved.  I guess it is because they stir up some of my happy childhood memories.

hpetrik@yahoo.com wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Saturday, 6 August 2011, 1:11 PM

Although I love beautiful florals, most of my quilts right now are charity quilts for the Mayo Clinic Pediatric Infusion Therapy unit (kids' chemo) and baby quilts.  For that reason, I like Ellen Crimi-Trent and her "Critters" and "Beetle Boy" fabrics.  They are kid-friendly and fun.

Beth Weigt wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Saturday, 6 August 2011, 1:31 PM

I like Laurel Burch with her vivid colors and the artwork on her fabric

Louise wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Saturday, 6 August 2011, 2:55 PM

Diane Knott is my favorite.  Her history of growing up sounds like mine.  I was always sewing, designing or learning something new.  Who can't love Chanticleer?  

Lisa wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Saturday, 6 August 2011, 5:19 PM

Diana Knott's Tea Party and Christmas Spirit both caught my attention.  She's right...they do bring back found memories.

Lisa Marie wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Saturday, 6 August 2011, 10:11 PM

Although I am familiar with many of Clothworks' fabrics, I didn't know a lot about the designers so I enjoyed reading about them.  Sue Zipkin's designs especially appeal to me.  I like the clear colors, the whimsical prints and the florals with the swirls and such.  Also, since she had a wide variety of designs I felt like I knew a bit more about her style than that of some of the other designers.  I look forward to seeing what all the designers come up with next!

karenb wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Sunday, 7 August 2011, 12:15 PM

I REALLY LIKED  SCRIBBLE MONSTORS II BY LEERE ALRICH. HALLOWEEN IS MY FAVORITE HOLIDAY OF THE YEAR TO DECORATE MY HOME AND THIS WOULD REALLY ADD TO MY DECOR

patmmm wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Sunday, 7 August 2011, 3:46 PM

I liked Skipping Stones Studio's Ruby Too and Night & Day. They could be used together.  I also liked Marsha McCloskey's Staples, Staples III and Companions.  They all go together too.  I like white with a color or black with a color.  Erin Ries's Milly used that idea and one more color and I really liked hers too. I am inspired by the fabric.  Simple, but striking.

Carey wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Sunday, 7 August 2011, 4:02 PM

I always buy Laurel Burch because of the funkieness and themes of her fabric lines.  I am a big cat anything person. Also her mermaid collection or the undersea whatever she calls it is great for beach quilt tops.  I can make purses, clutches or quilts with her stuff and always be happy with their designs afterwards.

ejlevans68@yahoo.com wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Sunday, 7 August 2011, 4:10 PM

Laurel Burch fabrics always make me smile because of their designs and colors.  This makes them very adaptable to many sewing projects other than quilts-funky projects!  Love Laurel Burch.

tess wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Sunday, 7 August 2011, 10:10 PM

Laurel Burch....I was buying her designs, before I knew who she was, I like the colors she works with almost any quilt project I am working on.

Terri wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Monday, 8 August 2011, 9:28 AM

Barb Tourtilotte gets my vote!  Beautiful colors, whimsical characters (love the penquins) and gorgeous florals.  What more could I ask?

Bitty95 wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Monday, 8 August 2011, 9:51 AM

I definately prefer a fabric design that can match another line easily, or match about any kind of pattern.

I enjoyed Flora Fono  by Cary Phillips

Laura Burch''s basics stars

Cedar West, Vintage Sonnet

So many great ones though.

OhRutRoh wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Monday, 8 August 2011, 1:04 PM

It was a toss up between Laurel Burch and Masha D'yans.  I really liked the bold colors of Laurel's collection and how it made me feel.  However, Masha's collection stirred my creativity on a deeper level.  I liked Diane Knott's collection as well.  It gave me a warm, "homey" , "comfort" feeling.  I think she could inspire easily during the winter months.

Sewlove2create wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Monday, 8 August 2011, 2:20 PM

There were so many great fabrics, but I do like Laurel Burch. I have some of her embroidery designs. They and her fabrics are so colorful. On the other hand I like Sue Zipkin for her variety and many subtle colors.

lauradot wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Monday, 8 August 2011, 2:42 PM

Love, love, love the Floral Folio-I used to shy away from florals, because so many were just too traditional for me. I have been having so much fun the modern florals-please keep them coming!!!

fountainlakequilt wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Monday, 8 August 2011, 4:57 PM

I would pick the collections by Laurel Burch. I cannot specify just one collection. They are all great. The colors are vibrant, stripes are gorgeous and oh so many textures.

Debra N wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 9 August 2011, 8:18 AM

I am inspired by Leere Aldrich's Nature's Walk collection.  The colors are crisp and the designs playful yet sophisticated.

DOTTIE wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 9 August 2011, 2:30 PM

I loved the colors Diane Knott used. They're so beautiful & bright!

CEJBLACK wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 9 August 2011, 8:51 PM

I love bright, saturated, color so Laurel Burch is great!

Gina C wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 9 August 2011, 9:44 PM

I just love the fabrics at Skipping Stones Studio.  The blue's in the sapphire collection are just gorgeous.  The butterflies and florals in Sweet Caroline are so pretty.  And Isabella collection is just beautiful.  Love those floral prints.  Just looking at all those lovely fabrics makes me want to start more new quilts right away.

Maureen Mate wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 9 August 2011, 11:12 PM

The Love collection by Cedar West is beautiful. The texture of the patterns and the colours are what attracted me to this collection. I also really like Paisley Denim by Skipping Stones Studio. Blues and paisley are a winning combination to me.

CECILIAY wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Wednesday, 10 August 2011, 12:57 PM

I realy like Ellen Crimi-Trent's two collections, Beetle Boy and Critters. I love the colors as well as the fact that they are boy related.

MARYH-21 wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Wednesday, 10 August 2011, 2:19 PM

Lots of pretty collections, but my favorite one is by Lydia Quigley of The Rabbit Factory :)

l_sugiyama@yahoo.com wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Wednesday, 10 August 2011, 4:57 PM

I think the 'Celebration' collection by Masha D'yans is full of whimsy. We can always use whimsy in our projects. I also thought that the 'Love' collection, by Cedar West, would be perfect for kaleidoscope quilts.

dmquilts@aol.com wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Wednesday, 10 August 2011, 8:44 PM

Loved laurel Burch bright colors. But loved Kimkane fabrics for the baby quilts I make for the babies at the hospital. Just the fabrics i want to use..

Beverly wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 11 August 2011, 4:45 PM

It was hard to choose just one but I think I like Laurel Burch for her designs and especially all the bright colors in her collection.

Mary Ann wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 11 August 2011, 5:35 PM

Skipping Stones Studio fabrics I loved because they are floral and the colors are beautiful.  The fabrics cried out to me to buy especially Lily Peony.  I am a floral person.  

Ellen Crimi-Trent's Critters and Beetle Boy were bright and cute.  

Marshal D'yans umbrellas are very attractive and would make a great quilt.

Clothworks' Organic Elements were bright colors that I would like to use with my floral prints.

Diane Knott's Sew and Sew colors and designs were a winner with me also.

Jill Webster's Dinos on Parade would make a great child's quilt

Cedar West's Grape Fabric and her Love Fabrics appealed to me because of their colors.

Lisa wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 11 August 2011, 9:35 PM

I am drawen to the colors and down home feeling of Lydia Quigley.

cmc3 wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Friday, 12 August 2011, 9:12 AM

Sue Zipkin.....Just love the brightness and fun of her designs!

beth maisano wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Friday, 12 August 2011, 10:02 AM

I love the Safari Sweet by Alyssa Thomas.  This is perfect for my grandchild's room.  For me, though, I love bright colors and fun designs.  I like Richard Neuman's train designs and Sue Zipkin's designs are beautiful!

Cindy aka Nana wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Friday, 12 August 2011, 1:09 PM

I love Barb Tourtillotte's tulip collection.  Great colors.

lilpat wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Friday, 12 August 2011, 2:55 PM

I love the vivid colors of Laurel Burch fabrics.

Janet Erbes wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Saturday, 13 August 2011, 7:47 AM

I like Laurel Burches' designs, although it is always difficult to choose one particular designer.  Her designs are bright and original that stands out from the others.  The problem is when I went in to buy the material it was sold out.  I guess a lot of others like her too.

Teresa J Boyles wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Saturday, 13 August 2011, 6:29 PM

Perhaps because I am contemplating a quilt for my 3 1/2 year old grandson, who is all about things that go, especially trains and planes Richard Neuman's work caught my eyes. Otherwise there were so many colors and schemes I found no lack of inspirations.  

sassypixie wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Saturday, 13 August 2011, 6:48 PM

I like barb desgin cute it would make great baby quilt I used the penquin  desgin

Kelley wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Sunday, 14 August 2011, 7:07 AM

Love Flying colors II by Laurel  Burch..... such bright colors .. so many ideas in my head what I could do with these fabrics...

laf wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Sunday, 14 August 2011, 7:29 PM

I love the colors and flow of shades in the Cedar West collection

dwasylk wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Sunday, 14 August 2011, 8:02 PM

I love the designs by Leeré Aldrich!  There are so many fabulous artists to choose from...but in the end I chose her because I'm drawn to her silly, fun Scribbles fabrics.  She brings out the feelings from my childhood, when Halloween was bright, wacky and all about kids.  :)

Betty wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Monday, 15 August 2011, 7:04 PM

I love Ellen Crimi-Trent's critter designs. Those are very cute. She has other collections i like too.

p.dimattei@comcast.net wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Monday, 15 August 2011, 9:13 PM

I just adore Laurel Birch designs.  Her colors are so rich and lushous.  And her designs are ageless...they are wonderful for young and old alike.  They just make me smile  :)

janicep-7 wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 16 August 2011, 9:41 AM

I especially liked Diane Knott's work. She says she hopes that her designs touch peoples memories and that they do. I already own Tea Party fabric and will use it to make accessories for my own 'tea party' table. You can tell she is a fabric lover and fabric user(quilter). I hope to see more from her in the future. The other lines that I liked are from Skipping Stones, they inspire me to create  quilts, wallhangings and gifts for those I love.  Thank you Clothworks !  Janice P.

MNnancy wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 16 August 2011, 12:34 PM

Sue Zipkin's designs are so bright and playful.  My cat Pickles is begging me to make her a quilt from the new Cool Cats line.

janicey wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 16 August 2011, 5:40 PM

I love, love, love My Country Garden by Lydia Quigley of The Rabbit Factory.  Soft and pretty with a blend of coordinating light and dark fabrics that should work in many quilt patterns.

Janet Hockenberry wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 16 August 2011, 8:46 PM

I like Laurel Burch"s sdelection. A selection of contrasting prints is very satisfying for a quilt for any age.

cookielou wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Wednesday, 17 August 2011, 8:28 AM

I want the Tis The Season fabric by Studio K! It is perfect for a project I have designed for Christmas.

I also really like the old fashion prints from Skipping Stones. I enjoy making scrap quilts from old fashion patterns and prints.

Hannah Strauss wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Wednesday, 17 August 2011, 3:32 PM

I really liked the florals in the Skipping Stones Studio collection. I also liked the black confetti fabric from Laurel Burch.

Looking forward to seeing the skipping stones collection at Joann's.

Thank you!

Hannah Strauss

831-320-0476

hannah.strauss@att.net

MaryAnn wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Wednesday, 17 August 2011, 5:57 PM

I love the butterflies and flowers in Paintbrush Garden by Sue Zipkin.  The tone-on-tones are beautiful!

pcook43 wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 9:37 AM

I really like Laurel Burch's fabrics.  I'm into quilting for granddaughters now and these fabrics are so bright and whimsical - just perfect for their quilts.  I do like Leslie Ann Clark's "Play Day for Peep Squeaks" fabrics - absolutely perfect for a nursery - love the lady bugs!

Mary Fischer wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 9:51 AM

In looking into each one of the designers it would be very difficult to pick a favorite.  I loved Laurel's bright colors and Richards boy/toys along with Marsha's elegant designs.  Leslie's sweet baby prints and Tony,s prints were fun. I would choose any of these...I have four granddaughters and my oldest (10) just made her first quilt with me.  I can see the next in line (8 yrs old) choosing Pamela's for her quilt.

The Christmas quilt shown reminds me of family and every year decorating the Christmas tree with my granddaughters...love, love the colors and design.  I would love to make that beautiful quilt!

Thank you for all your inspirations in your designs.

Jeanne Ragan wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 10:06 AM

I have always loved Laurel Burch. They just pop!

ks1222 wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 10:32 AM

I love the Skipping Stones collection.  I am passionate for florals and these are exceptional.

BelleSooty wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 10:44 AM

I LOVE THE LAUREL BURCH COLLECTIONS, THE COLORS ARE FANTASTIC. THEY JUST GRAB YOU AS IF TO SAY "LOOK AT ME, I AM JUST WHAT YOU REALLY WANT!" I HAVE WANTED HER COLLECTIONS SINCE I FIRST LAID EYES ON THEM, LOVE AT FIRST SITE! NO LOOKING, PROBING OR WAITING TO SEE IF I REALLY WANTED IT. IF I DON'T WIN, SOMEDAY I HOPE TO BE ABLE TO PURCHASE HER FABRICS. OH, BY THE WAY, I RARELY BUY SUCH VIBRANT COLORS, SOME TIMES THEY JUST GRAB ME. THANK YOU LAUREL BURCH.

 PS, I JUST DISCOVERED THAT SUE ZIPKIN IS THE DESIGNER OF THE HYDRANGES FABRIC THAT I LIKE. TODAY I DISCOVERED MORE FABRICS IN SUE'S LINES  

Marvnell wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 10:52 AM

After reveiwing all of the Designers, it is not an easy choice to make, Diane Knott, Barb Tourtillotte, Sue Zipkin, and Laurel Birch were truly my favorites, as were all the rest.  Although, Marsha D'yans, Richard Newman and Karen Roti were unique and inspirational as well.....I must choose and that would have to be Laurel Birch, her vibrant colors, upbeat designs and off the wall designs call to my quilters soul.

Cindy Staub wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 10:57 AM

I have a couple of favs... I love the Vintage Sonnet by Cedar West.  I love the colors and would love to make a quilt for myself with it.  lol, I'm always giving them away!  Roly Poly Penguines by Barb Tourtillotte is adorable!  My nieces would love that fabric and it would make a great project for them to help me with!

dianthajo@yahoo.com wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 11:02 AM

I really liked the Stepping Stones flowers and bright bold colors.  I also enjoy Marsha Mcloskey Staples for wonderful backgrounds.  I took a class from her at GSQA seminar in Baton Rouge and made a Four Feathered Stars quilt that took a Traditional Artistry Rosette in Hattiesburg, MS in 2010.  Her teaching was fabulous.  Her fabric designs are purfect backgrounds for the complex points.

MELANIEE wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 11:07 AM

I like the bright colors of Cary Phillips line.  I would not use them in my home, but they are bright and happy and the young adults in the family  would like them.  I would use the lines from Skipping Stones Studio in my home .  Skipping Stones has great florals!

lcwakame wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 11:26 AM

Laurel Bush is a favorite.  I'm into bright, vibrant colors and the striped fabric just jumps out and says, "buy me, buy me".

cviens wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 11:29 AM

So many fabrics and colors!!! How could I choose just one? I really like the Laurel Burch collection. I could see myself sewing with those fabrics  while making quilts for my grandchildren!

Jane wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 11:30 AM

I love Barb Tourtilotte's Muffintops fabric.  It is whimsical, but there is a bit of truth in the picture.  The colors are nice, the people are happy and doing fun things despite their muffintops.  I just love it.

ArmyMom wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 11:32 AM

Overall, I think I'm most drawn to Skipping Stones collection. The Paisley Denim, while not something I would necessarily pick for myself, is perfect for my mom (I'm starting to collect fabric for it).  I also love the lights from Martha McCloskey, the Hydrangea collection from Sue Zipkin (also for my mom's quilt).  I'm a Laurel Burch fan and love her brights too.  And then there's Cedar West....eek, too many to love!

patmikelake@aol.com wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 11:34 AM

There were so many artists that I loved.  My grandchildren are grown so I gravitate to designs that will appeal to them.  I thought Laurel Burch's Holiday Celebration is bright and the designs are a delight.  What a delight to see them made up in a quilt.  Can't wait to use them in this free pattern.  The flowers and colors in Chris chun's line I liked as well as Leere Aldrich Scribble Monsters. How fun.  The colors and whimsical designs of Masha D'yons are great and can't wait to try them out in the pattern.  Also Erin Ries and Sue Supkin were great.  So many to look at and get inspired.

ckitterer wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 11:34 AM

Leere Aldrich's Scribble Monster's II brought a smile to my face.  I love the pumpkins!

patmikelake@aol.com wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 11:43 AM

My grandkids are grown so gravitate to designs that appeal to them now.  Western themes appeal so Studio K Round Up was fun.  Laurel Burch's Holiday Celebrations collection prints and vibrant colors are a delight to the eyes and make me anxious to make them into the quilt pattern provided. Loved Chris Chun's flowers and great colors. Leere Aldrich's Scribble Monster and Sue Zipkin's Jolly Snowmen are great seasonal prints.  I just can't wait for Masha D'yons pattern coming in November to showcase such gorgeous colors and whimiscal designs.  Too many to name.

Beverly J. McBride wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 11:44 AM

Sue Zipkin's beautiful paintbrush gardens wins my vote.  I wish there were more coordinating fabrics to go with the line.

Sheila Kerr wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 12:01 PM

I will always be in love with Laurel Burch designs.  Her untimely death robbed the world of an incredible artist.  She has always appealed to me.  For whatever reason (my age, growing up in the sixties, all of the above...) her style, colors, and topics have always reached out and touched me.

Linny t wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 12:02 PM

Although I would love to have all the collections in my stash, there are a few that I'd go out and buy right now if they were available.  One is Paintbrush Gardens by Sue Zipkin.  I liked the Skipping Stones Vintage collections.  I also liked Kirkame Shades and Quilters Selections.  Marsha McClosky's Staples 3 is something I will be on the lookout for, too.

Thanks for a window into all these collections in one easy to find site.

Janers wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 12:06 PM

I love the fabrics designed by Skipping Stones Studio -- there is such a variety of prints and colors.  I could make quilt for every single one of those fabric lines!

ebeckee wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 12:16 PM

Laurel Burch's Flying Colors II does it for me.  Her use of color makes people happy just looking at the fabric.

roxieleigh wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 12:16 PM

I choose Karen Roti's collection.  She has two things going for her: 1. She lives in the Pacific Northwest-and so do I.  2. She is honoring "American Heros"-which my husband is my hero-22 years in the Army!  (he's in Korea right now : ( )

roxieleigh wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 12:16 PM

I choose Karen Roti's collection.  She has two things going for her: 1. She lives in the Pacific Northwest-and so do I.  2. She is honoring "American Heros"-which my husband is my hero-22 years in the Army!  (he's in Korea right now : ( )

Linda wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 12:32 PM

Diane Knott's fabrics make me want to start another quilt.

Karen Adddleman wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 12:34 PM

I really love the Paintbrush Garden by Sue Zipkin.  The colors are so sweet and I love the painterly quality of the designs.

sharonsue2000@shidlerok.net wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 12:44 PM

I really like the Skipping Stones Studio collections. The colors are bright and the florals are absolutely gorgeous.

smwright@fuse.net wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 12:50 PM

Love the design, bright colors and theme.

Granchris wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 12:53 PM

How can anyone choose just one. That's almost impossible. I really like Diane Knott and Best Friends. Then again I really like Sue Zipkins Gardens and Hydrangeas. There are just way too many to choose from. I could take them all. They are so yummy!

catskillquilter wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 12:57 PM

I love Laurel Burch's designs -- both the playful lines and the exhuberant colors inspire me!  I have to add, though, that I love Joined at the Hip!  I like their classic appeal, with the dots, the stripes to coordinate with the other prints!~

Moosekiss wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 1:47 PM

I love Leere' Aldrich.  I am a fabric person.  I love the colors she uses and where does she find that fabric.  Each piece she does is better and more beautiful than the last one.  She is my pick.

karonmathews@cox.net wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 2:08 PM

I fell in love with Marsha D'yans 'Celebration' line the minute I saw it at my quilt store. Her work is light, playful, and full of color. I can't wait to see her new line 'Spring Umbrellas'.

janina3407 wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 2:12 PM

I just started doing watercolor painting and Sue Zipkins Paintbrush gardens is the way I'd like to paint some day really liked this print

Bianca wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 2:20 PM

My favorite Designer would have to be Tony Fernandes. I like the Novelty Fabrics, and the color combinations he chose.

Patty wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 2:23 PM

I really like Marsha McCloskey's  Companion collection.  They seem to fit my style really well.  Wish there could be lots more colors to choose from.

Karen Fitzsimmons wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 2:40 PM

It was difficult to pick just one or two from my EIGHT favorites! ha  However, I chose Diane Knott for the imaginative, fun and whimsical designs  AND Lydia Quigley for her beautiful designs.  The country patchwork group is so versatile, creative and offers fabulous companion prints to let creativity soar.

Claudia wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 2:50 PM

I love Laurel Burch's designs. The bright colors, the unique designs, and, of course, I love cats. I have used one of her previous fabric lines to make a Christmas quilt, and it was greatly enjoyed by the receipents. I did have the chance about 15 yrs ago to hear her speak. So sad we lost her so soon.

I love Diane Knott's fabric lines as well, and have used several of them in the past.

Choices, choices.

Marie wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 3:32 PM

I love Leere Aldrich! Whimsical, fun and PURPLE!!!

Steph wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 3:34 PM

This was very difficult.  .they're all so lovely.  But three stood out for me.  Marsha McCloskey's campanions is beautifully designed, yet versatile in how it can be used.  Cedar West's Love line, in the blue colorway, really spoke to me.  And, I have to say, Laurel Burch's flying colors, basic stripes, and--of course--her holiday collection just blew me away.  

betty.tolliver@yahoo.com wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 3:35 PM

Sue Zipkins  hydranges inspired me the most. Have some hydranges material so onward to the cutting mat, we are burning daylight....lol

jesuchanek wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 4:12 PM

The bright colors of Laurel Burch makes me want to run right out and buy some to start a new quilt, for those dreary days of winter.

Debra Guarriello wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 4:35 PM

I chose Diane Knott. All of her collections were beautiful, but I especially liked American Valor, Chanticleer, Christmas Spirit, and Sew & Sew. As I was viewing the fabrics, project ideas started popping into my head. Looks like I'm going to be busy!

sgoold1@juno.com wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 4:36 PM

Laurel Burch will always be a favorite because of the great colours.  But the dinos by Jill Webster make me want to sew more quilts for children.

caspharm wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 4:57 PM

I have always loved Laurel Burch. I have several of her totes, some tops, and used to have some jewelry. I also love the the American Valor collection, since my son is in the military and my husband is a retired police officer.

quilting3 wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 5:07 PM

The fabrics are absolutely beautiful, so hard to decide which would be my favourites. I must admit I am partial to the romantic looking Clarabelle from Stepping Stones Studio, the happy sunflowers from Leere Aldrich, not to mention Avalon from Pamela Mostek. Then when I  look at My Country Garden by Rabbit Factory and Farmgirls Garden by Joined at the Hip, they bring back memories of my early life on the farm.If you love fabrics as much as I do you would understand why its so hard to pick just one favourite. They are all just fabulous.

Sharon Decker wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 5:10 PM

Nature's Walk by Leeré Aldrich has my brain racing thinking of all the things I could do with that fabric.  

geeslouse wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 6:06 PM

I just loved Floral Folio from Cary Phillips.  I loved the colors and the unusual shapes.  It was very imaginitive and It set my creative juices racing.  

PattyS wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 6:07 PM

I love "Celebration" by Masha D'yans

The dancing girls floating with the music in vibrant, happy colors.  I haven't seen or am familiar with this quilt artist but I plan to look for fabric soon. It will fit my granddaughter perfect.

MARLENEP wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 7:13 PM

I love the Stepping Stones Collection of fabrics. The floral colors very from soft to bold, the design feel tradional but also current.  I could very easily make many quilts from this fabric group.

Kathy wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 7:31 PM

Laurel Burch designs have been a favorite for years.  The quilt I made with her Mermaids panel hangs in my office.  For the month of December it is replaced with Bountiful Blessings.    I got both patterns from the Clothworks website.  

VIVIANH-2 wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 7:41 PM

My choice fabric designer is Cedar West, with the Vintage Sonnet being my favorite image.

As an artist myself, I tend to strive for realism and perfection in my images and I can clearly see

the professional artistry in her work. Stunning.... I must say.

jaalex wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 8:32 PM

There are so many fabulous collections! The Vintage,Skipping stone florals,Paintbrush Garden, and Paisley Denims are great! There could be limitless ideas for each collection!

Dawn wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 8:45 PM

Love the colors of Laurel Burch!!

Debbie wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 9:05 PM

If we're picking favorites, I'm going for Marsha McCloskey's Staples collections.  So good it's an ongoing line!  I'll always love 'em.  

glorcour wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 9:46 PM

I love the Laurel Burch collection - wow colour that I am sure would impress even the curmudgiest person out there.  Can't help but love the Kinkame collection as well:  Subtle soft and elegant

Bana wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 10:02 PM

The Laurel Burch collection is my favorite.  The bold colors, the respect for the natural world, and the wonderful patterns combine to be just delightful to look at and work with.  Quilts, purses, totes, clothing, etc. - What can't you make with Laurel Burch fabric.  it's just fun!

Nancyetta wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 10:10 PM

I love Sue Zipkin's designs and I've always loved Laurel Burch.

new quilter wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 18 August 2011, 10:59 PM

I am excited and stoked about Ellen Crimi-Trent fabrics.  I love making pillow cases and crayon tote's for the homeless children who live in our area.  Her line will be the perfect choice for making these items, including a few lap quilts..................

Barb Colvin wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Friday, 19 August 2011, 4:45 AM

Cedar West and Joined at the Hip are my current favorites. Their color palettes are sublime, and their designs are interesting without being overwhelming.

Purdue Fan wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Friday, 19 August 2011, 1:44 PM

Skipping Stones Studio is my favorite out of all those choices. I just can't help but love old-fashioned florals!

Donna Stees wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Friday, 19 August 2011, 4:02 PM

I love anything bright and cheerfull so Laurel Burch tends to be one of my favorites.  I recently saw the Holiday Celebrations line in a store and was immediately drawn to it.

Kay wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Friday, 19 August 2011, 4:12 PM

I have always loved Laurel Burch ever since I saw her fabric.  I have hunted down some of her dog and cat fabrics which are out of print and the new horses were fabulous.  I know that there is some issues with her estate, but I really wish all her collections could be out there again.

The other one I really like is Sue Zipkin.  There were several of her collections I really liked.  Her new cats gives me some ideas for the cat lovers on my Christmas list!

dlhcomox@telus.net wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Friday, 19 August 2011, 4:25 PM

I truly enjoyed seeing the Sue Zipkin collections, especially the 'Hydrangeas'.  It is full of life, yet gentle and comforting at the same time.  The subtle co-ordination of the greens/blues/mauves speaks to me of relationships that endure.  My thoughts wander to using this collection for a quilt for my "baby" daughter - she is 34, and we enjoy a companionship that folds love into this delightful collection.

EagleBear Creations wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Friday, 19 August 2011, 5:41 PM

Laurel Burch..love the color and intensity. I also liked Kinkamne "Shades"

jofrob wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Friday, 19 August 2011, 8:25 PM

Laurel Burch gets my vote.  I love the birght colors which seem to appeal to all ages, and work beautifully in baby quilts.  I'd love to  win this Holiday kit!!!!!

Theresa Berryhill wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Friday, 19 August 2011, 8:43 PM

Laurel Burch has always been my favorite collection. The color waves are the best.

davsar wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Saturday, 20 August 2011, 6:04 AM

Even though Laurel Burch fabrics are always irresistible, I really liked Sharyn Sowell's paper cutting art adapted for fabric.  Striking and unique!

lattakaren@yahoo.com wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Saturday, 20 August 2011, 7:38 AM

Laurel Burch fabric has been and still is my favorite.  It always makes me smile.  

blueheavenfla wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Saturday, 20 August 2011, 11:24 AM

While all of the designers have collections in which I could find lovable fabrics, Sue Zipkin has many collections that each inspire me to make quilted projects that I would love to make for people of all ages. Her Hey Diddle Diddle would be great for children and newborns and the whimsical designs in Cool Kats and Froggin would be great for the older children and young at heart adults while the florals would make the hearts of the elderly beat faster as they bring back memories of their youth. Every collection is inspirational and mixable with the other collections. Yes, Sue Zipkin has given us it all in her beautiful collections.  

Pat wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Saturday, 20 August 2011, 1:10 PM

Laurel Burch has always inspired and cheered me up with the wonderful and fanciful animals and colors.The colorful kitties make everyone who sees them smile and comment.Sue Zipkin's designs also inspire me  but I'm going to search out Clarabelle by Skipping Stones for my next Quilt;the flowers are so dainty and appealing!

sixmantzs wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Saturday, 20 August 2011, 2:31 PM

Suzette by Sue Zipkin, just makes me smile.  I want to live in a world where those cheerful colors exist in everyday life!

Lena wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Saturday, 20 August 2011, 5:32 PM

Wow... So where to begin, ha!  Kinkamen's Shades are spectacular!  I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Skipping Stone's Paisley Denim!!  The collection called Companions from Marsha McCloskey is amazing.  I have several little men (nephews, friends, etc. ha!) that would just LOVE stuff made with Ready Go and Choo Choo You by Richard Neuman... He is spectacular!!  And Sue Zipkin has got to be one of my favorite peeps!!  Her Hydrangeas and Hey Diddle Diddle collections just FLEW out of our local shop! And I really like her Paintbrush Gardens and Jolly Snowmen as well.  I could go on and on, but that is enough to get us started :o)

Dawn Nelson wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Saturday, 20 August 2011, 7:01 PM

Wow, that was a little easier than I thought it would be.  Diane Knott seems to look at the world through rose colored glassess which is absolutely wonderful!  I adore the whimsy that she puts forth in her fabric designs and as I saw them for the first time I could instantly see quilting possibilites.  She appears to have many things in her life that make her happy and it shows in her designs.  "Best Friends" and "Feather Your Nest" seem to call to me to be creative.  

Kathie wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Saturday, 20 August 2011, 7:46 PM

I love Barb Tourtillotte,s collections. To me it seems she has a great sense of humor that comes through in her designs. I really liked the Roly Poly Penguins. So cute.

saucycin wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Sunday, 21 August 2011, 12:10 AM

I found two designers that I really liked, Cary Phillips' Floral Folio and Masha D'yans both Spring Umbrellas and Celebration. They were both bright colors with several different color options for the focus fabric. I enjoy the funkier and outside the box designs that have vibrant colors and uniqueness.

I have always loved Laurel Birch's fabrics too. The colors and animals are so different and cute at the same time.

I see lots of quilts and home dec in the making.

suzan wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Sunday, 21 August 2011, 8:00 AM

Diane Knott has a most diverse collection of fabrics.  Her Christmas Spirit collection ,with it's old fashioned Santa's, holly, snowflakes and classic scrollwork, moved my heart and stirred the fondest of memories.  She has truly achieved her goal:  that her designs being from her heart - will touch other hearts.

Valerie Burgess wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Sunday, 21 August 2011, 8:45 AM

Laura Burch's beautiful vibrant butterflies and glitters are my favorites.  I am also looking forward to the Flying Colors II pattern to become available in February.  Bright colors with gold highlights are always attention getters for me.

Susan wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Sunday, 21 August 2011, 11:55 AM

My all time favorite is Laurel Burch.  She was such a genius at combining exciting designs with such brilliant colors.  Her fabric designs are fun and inspirational; always a converstion starter.

enlouc@frontiernet.net wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Sunday, 21 August 2011, 7:29 PM

Very hard decision, but Leere Aldrich's Nature's Way has my vote.  Love the colors!

Nancy

sammi wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Sunday, 21 August 2011, 7:32 PM

Laurel Birch has been a favorite of mine for years - the bright colors, the fantasy - always inspiring.

Dawn Peterson wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Monday, 22 August 2011, 12:31 PM

I really liked Ellen Crimi Trent's designs.  They showed that she could turn a job into something fun.  Hope she sticks around designing for a long time

Dawn Peterson wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Monday, 22 August 2011, 12:31 PM

I really liked Ellen Crimi Trent's designs.  They showed that she could turn a job into something fun.  Hope she sticks around designing for a long time

TxGal wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 23 August 2011, 10:51 AM

Marsha McCloskey has been such an inspiring quilter for 20+ years ... her wonderful patterns (Feathered Stars) all her books and Staples fabrics etc  I also really like Barb Tourtillote's and Sue Zipkin's designs

Marge P wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 23 August 2011, 1:48 PM

My favorite line of fabrics is by Stepping Stones Studio - Sapphire - what with blue being my favorite color, I chose it almost immediately.  I like the clear, crisp designs but they are also very soothing to me.

There are so many wonderful designs shown but my second choice would have to be American Heroes 108" backing by Karen Roti.  There are so many different groups making quilts for wounded soldiers, or for the families of lost soldiers, I think it is would be great to use these backing fabrics to help express our appreciation to the actual soldiers and/or their families.

QUILTER OVERWHELMED wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 23 August 2011, 2:55 PM

I like Laurel Burch fabrics for the delightful and bright designs.

Jackie wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 23 August 2011, 8:24 PM

i liked many of the collections and am sure that some of them will find their way into my work.  But I love the Laurel Birch holiday fabrics.  The colors and the graphics are just superb.  Christmas is always a magical time and these fabrics speak the language of magic.

Debi T wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 23 August 2011, 8:33 PM

THere were so many that I liked.  I narrowed it down to 5 designers but my top one was Cary Phillips and her Floral Folio collection.  PS  I loved all the free downloads you had for each collection.  Thanks!

Lorie wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 23 August 2011, 9:12 PM

I really like all the selections from Sue Zipkin.  Seems she has a fabric for whatever your mood or inspiration might be at any given time.  

Nancy in IN wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 23 August 2011, 10:41 PM

I love Laurel Burch and the colors she uses; many of her fabrics read solid and I like that as it is so useable in my sewing. I love dots/circle and the blues.

Tracy wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 23 August 2011, 10:47 PM

Laurel Burch is my favorite.  I love the whimsy, colors and a little bit of sparkle! But there are so many others that I love too, just would depend on what I'm making.

Tracy wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 23 August 2011, 10:47 PM

Laurel Burch is my favorite.  I love the whimsy, colors and a little bit of sparkle! But there are so many others that I love too, just would depend on what I'm making.

Tracy wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 23 August 2011, 10:49 PM

The whimsy, colors and bit of sparkle in Laurel Burch is my favorite. But I do love so many others, would just depend on what I was going to make. Fun, fun, fun!

rrjane011749 wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 23 August 2011, 11:14 PM

I really like Skipping Stones Studios fabrics!

Shannon Lanning wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Wednesday, 24 August 2011, 1:11 AM

Laurel Burch colorful and whimsical fabrics call my name every time and loudly!

Shannon Lanning wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Wednesday, 24 August 2011, 1:12 AM

Laurel Burch colorful and whimsical fabrics call my name every time and loudly!

jwagoner wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Wednesday, 24 August 2011, 9:53 AM

I would definately buy Sue Zipkin's fabrics.  They are cheerful and and happy desgins.  They would be fun to sew and quilt and the quilt recepient would be glad to cuddle under them.  I also am a fan of Lydia Quigley and have many of her patterns.  I am excited to learn that she also designs fabric.

Gypsy at Heart wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Wednesday, 24 August 2011, 10:04 AM

I find it difficult to choose a favorite since my fabric choices depend on what I making and who it is for. I do love the bright colors and tend to stoke my stash with those, but all those beautiful fabrics have a place in my closet.

Suzy Bubnell wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Wednesday, 24 August 2011, 10:06 AM

Re: Spotlight on Clothworks

Laurel Burch would be my favorite for her zany looking animals and the wonderful colors.  I also loved Barb Tourtillatte and her "Daily Grind" - in fact I bought it.

Mary Janice wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Wednesday, 24 August 2011, 6:28 PM

I like Marsha McClosky.  Her patterns are more adult and the colors a calming.

Pearl wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Wednesday, 24 August 2011, 7:54 PM

My favorites are Lily & Peony and Hydrangeas.  I love the flowers and the cordinates that go with them. Too many to choose just one.

babaugh wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 25 August 2011, 1:08 AM

I like the Laurel Burch fabric.  I believe it would work well for what I like to do.  Glitter, Confetti, Dots and Stars, oh my.

vdcamp wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 25 August 2011, 1:59 AM

Sue Zipkin, Hey Diddle Diddle is my favorite because I am looking for some fabric to make a cover for my new great grandson that is due in October.

dtwinter wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 25 August 2011, 10:55 AM

I like Sue Zipkin's Jolly Snowmen and Paintbrush Gardens.

elenney@mac.com wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 25 August 2011, 11:43 AM

Even though they are very different, I love both Sapphire and Floral Folio.  And I've always loved Laurel Burch.  I have some of her fabric now, ready to make for Christmas.  

KayHenningson wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 25 August 2011, 2:34 PM

I like Sue Zipkin's cool cat collections. I would love to make a quilt for my daughter out of it. They are such fun, playful kittens.

pamcamjo wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 25 August 2011, 2:34 PM

This was tough, but when I got  to Sue Zipkin's collection I knew this was my favorite!

pamcamjo wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 25 August 2011, 2:40 PM

Sue Zipkin's collection is definitely my favorite!

Dawn wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 25 August 2011, 7:24 PM

My favorite is Sue Zipkin's collection!  The "Cool Cats" is so fun!

PATRICIAD-16 wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 25 August 2011, 9:04 PM

Laurel Burch was my Favorite! I love bright colors with black.

arkvigne wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 25 August 2011, 11:01 PM

I really liked Laurel Burch.  She had different colors and patterns that could be used for lots of different projects.

arkvigne wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Thursday, 25 August 2011, 11:06 PM

I really liked Laurel Burch.  I love the colors and patterns that could be used for lots of different projects.  

upchurs wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Friday, 26 August 2011, 9:11 AM

Stepping Stones Studio truly inspired me. I love florals. This collection was vibrant, colorful and reminded me of my grandmother. Love it, totally. I can see some beautiful quilts from these fabrics.

treefarmjan wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Friday, 26 August 2011, 12:41 PM

hands down, it was Skipping Stones Studio. I shop for all kinds of fabrics but when the pocketbook comes out, it is florals for me!!!. There are some beautiful ones in this line...Josephine and Lily and Peony are my favorites but the whole Clothworks line has great appeal

sugarplum wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Friday, 26 August 2011, 10:31 PM

There were several that I really liked. Choo Choo by Richard Neuman, My country garden by Lydia Quigley, Tulips by Barb Touttellotte and Froggin by Sue Zipkin. I liked all the free patterns offered with each line. It gives me ideas.

Jane Capriotti wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Saturday, 27 August 2011, 6:38 AM

There are a lot of nice designs.....but I must favor "My Country Garden" by Lydia Quigley.  She did a great job with the fabrics colors.  I love the fall browns, and golds, they give me all kinds of ideas as what to make.  I do like the quilt she made "My Country Garden", though.

psholt@mchsi.com wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Sunday, 28 August 2011, 1:39 PM

Love all the sunflowers & bees in Lydia Quigley's, My Country Garden collection. I'm ready for fall!

madme wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Monday, 29 August 2011, 10:04 AM

I didn't look at all the collections but I did love the collection Milly by Erin Ries.  I'm drawn to the graphic design of the fabrics, her color combo and the elements of nature.  I'm into purses right now and these fabrics would work up into a great gad about town purse!

Kay Calamusa wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Monday, 29 August 2011, 2:19 PM

Skipping Stones was my fav.  I am drawn to florals.

csandrone wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Monday, 29 August 2011, 3:08 PM

I love Laurel Burch's designs. She gets my vote. Her colors are so bright and lots of basic colors that match up to create  beautiful projects.

Holly wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Monday, 29 August 2011, 9:08 PM

I'm very new to quilting, but have been have loved fabric for as long I can remember.  My grandmother's taught me to sew and I love to visit fabric stores because it gives me warm fuzzies. My quilting friend came to visit for a few weeks and got me hooked after teaching me to make my first quilt.  

All the artists have wonderful fabric but I think I would narrow it down to three that I really like ALOT.

Laurel Burch – (Flying Colors II) The colors are so vibrant and since I love butterflies and dragonflies, I have to say this is a favorite.

Leere Aldrich – Nature’s Walk, Scribble Monsters II and Sunflowers.  Spring and fall are my favorite times of year.  These three cover them both with beautiful flower fabrics.  Halloween is my favorite too so I loved the Scribble Monsters.

Sue Zipkin - (Jolly Snowman) Who doesn't love snowmen.  They are a great lift to the winter blahs!!!

connmi wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 30 August 2011, 12:27 AM

I really liked the skipping stones studio collection.  I am more of a traditional quilter and the magic of stack n whack designs with simple fabrics.

adloden wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 30 August 2011, 8:44 AM

I like the Skipping Stones Studio collections.  Their fabric reminds me of fabric my grandmother would have used.

ejanie38 wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 30 August 2011, 8:49 AM

My first choice would be Diane Knott and my second Laurel Burch

Coon wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 30 August 2011, 8:50 AM

I like Laurel Burch.Her colors and designs are what is happening today.Bright  and bold.

Ida Houston wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 30 August 2011, 8:53 AM

Boy, this was tough!  I like them all.  My favorite 4 are Leere Aldrich, Laurel Burch (of course!  I have always and will always love her work), Diane Knott, and Lydia Quigly of The Rabbit Factory.  I love sunflowers, nature, and whimsy.  Laurel Burch's work is colorful and full of the whimsy I crave.  Lydia Quigly's got the flowers and bees that I enjoy so much.  Leere Aldrich has the black birds and mottled fabrics I like as well as the whimsy in her Scribble Monsters.  But, if I had to choose only one that I identify with, it would probably be Diane Knott.  She's got a lot of theme work going on, with plenty of farm work (which I love as well) and whimsy. There's something for just about any season I'd want to make a quilt for, or any occasion.  

raceequilter wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 30 August 2011, 8:53 AM

I have always been in love with Laurel Burch designs. After reviewing the others, I find myself drawn to Clematis by Cedar West and the florals of Skipping Stones. The colors and designs are just wonderful and I can see myself using these fabrics.

fmbeaches wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 30 August 2011, 8:54 AM

I love the Companions collection from Marsha McCloskey.  As I reviewed her fabric, I could envision new projects.  She combines lights and darks in subtle colors in beautiful patterns.  I was inspiried.

lcrandle wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 30 August 2011, 8:56 AM

Love Love Love Laurel Burch.  I love BRIGHT BRIGHT

dawnfix wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 30 August 2011, 8:57 AM

Looking at all of the designers, they all have some very wonderful collections, but the one that I feel inspired me the most was:Diane Knott

There was not one of her collections that I favored more than the other, I love whimsical, but a soft whimsical and she captured that. The whimsy of the snowmen, or the flags but in a soft suttle way. I am not a bold color type of person, I love the soft colors, I feel that they bring comfort and to me that is what a quilt should do, bring comfort to those who use them, or to those who see them. Her collections also throw me back to childhood and remember all the wonderful things my grandmother and aunts would quilt and sew.

atoz1mom wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 30 August 2011, 8:58 AM

I love Laurel Burch.  Her Flying Colors II and Holiday Celebration are so amazing!!!!!  Her vibrant choice of colors seam to just scream out to me, begging for me to pick them up and take them home, at least that's what I tell my husband.

I also love Sue Zipkin.  Her prints are so fun and playful.  Her Jolly Snowmen are destined for at least one of my Christmas projects this year.

GwenRobby wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 30 August 2011, 9:04 AM

I'm an apparel and textiles major in college, so seeing all the designers and their work is really inspirational!

quiltingkathi wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 30 August 2011, 9:07 AM

Love them all!!!!!!!  In the mood to quilt for Christmas now!  Have the perfect patterns, now to win the perfect fabrics!

goonybird wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 30 August 2011, 9:24 AM

There were more than one I really liked, LOL!, but I really liked Mayfly Buddies by Tony Fernandes. It was whimsical, some good colors, and it had a really cute sense of humor about it.

thelittleshopofstitches wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 30 August 2011, 9:33 AM

I think I identify most with The Quilt Patch ladies.  I love the "urban country" feel that Shelley and Jeanne have created.  That best describes my philosophy, too.  ;)

thelittleshopofstitches wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 30 August 2011, 9:34 AM

I think I identify most with The Quilt Patch ladies from Canada.  I like the "urban country" feel they've got going.  Shelley and Jeanne seem like two ladies you could kick back with.  ;)

gracefaces wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 30 August 2011, 9:44 AM

Love all the fabrics...but today Leere Aldriches's Nature's Walk i identified with me the most!

ceamz wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 30 August 2011, 9:47 AM

Lydia Quigley of The Rabbit Factory

love her colors and style

dianewells@shaw.ca wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 30 August 2011, 9:54 AM

I didn't know there were so many designers at Clothworks!  Beautiful fabrics.  I especially like Laurel Burch and our quilt shoppe in Kamloops carries many of her designs.  But I also like Crimi-Tent's little critters!  Am currently into making several baby quilts!

quilts4all wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 30 August 2011, 10:00 AM

Ellen Crimi-Trent and her Critters collection inspires me.  I have an awesome grandson that is 8. He and I have been catching and observing critters since he was able to walk in the yard.  He inspires me daily and the fabric in this collection reminds me of fun time spent with him.

Sharon wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 30 August 2011, 10:02 AM

I guess I'm a traditional quilter at heart because the Skipping Stones Studio fabrics make my heart melt.  I love the classic designs and colors.  

lildebbiejo wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 30 August 2011, 10:03 AM

I particularly like the Richard Neuman Collection because I have trouble finding fabric I like for little boy baby quilts.

jeanray wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 30 August 2011, 10:19 AM

I loved Stepping Stones and Clothworks.  The designs and fabrics were definitely my taste.  I printed a couple of the patterns and will make them in the future.

Sandy DuBois wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 30 August 2011, 10:49 AM

Impossible to pick a "favorite"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Such beauty!!!!!  Such colors!!!!!

Marsha wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 30 August 2011, 10:55 AM

I love all  of them. I  could spend the day  just looking at  their fabric.

stichnRN wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 30 August 2011, 10:57 AM

i like Sue Zipkin. i love her florals. JUST my style, and her colors are MINE.

karenathome59@msn.com wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 30 August 2011, 11:51 AM

I love going thru all the designers collections. I liked Laurel Burch's variety and collection, but must admit to returning to Skipping Stones over and over. When i was a child my Grandmother taught me to crochet and quilt. Quilting stuck with me and many years later i still do so. I inherited her material and hoops.

Going thru Stepping Stones collection i relived the days of us sitting on the front porch, her showing me sticthes and tricks of the art...k

breathing wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 30 August 2011, 11:52 AM

My vote was won by Sue Zipkin due to her vibrant colors and a freshness of design in her flowers and whimsical characters.    I enjoyed her freshness of design, nice not to see the same thing disguised in different ugly colors.  Her colors are cheerful and would make any room in the house brighten up.  Laurel Burch was a close second, but her designs have not changed much and could use some new ideas.  Though they are fun and colorful.  Thanks for the opportunity.

Catharine Gay Youngman wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 30 August 2011, 12:01 PM

Laurel Burch would be my choice here.  My quilting path at the moment is backstitch applique, so I need bright, vibrant colors.  Tomorrow, I may be working with a much calmer palette.

Sherry12 wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 30 August 2011, 12:15 PM

I have to say that my favorite one was by Shelley Wicks and Jeanne Large of the Quilt Patch. The rest were nice too.  But I voted for this one as it is from my home town and where I do most of my shopping.

Sherry12 wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 30 August 2011, 12:15 PM

I have to say that my favorite one was by Shelley Wicks and Jeanne Large of the Quilt Patch. The rest were nice too.  But I voted for this one as it is from my home town and where I do most of my shopping.

Lindsey wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 30 August 2011, 1:17 PM

definitely laurel burch - love her bright colors . . . they always inspire me to be more creative and "think outside the box"!

cathern ayotte wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 30 August 2011, 1:50 PM

As normal I love Laurel Burch. Liked in order of names Masha D'yam, Skipping

Stones Studio, Cary Phillips, the Erin Ries. These had the motif and or colors I perfer and lok for in a fabric. Most fabric has to speak to me or I won't give it a second look.

kahiltna wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 30 August 2011, 2:50 PM

The bold graphics and colors of Clematis by Cedar West are beautiful.  Also liked Gone Haunting by Sue Zipkin for Halloween.

GheckoAZ wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 30 August 2011, 3:42 PM

I think of all the designers Sue Zipkin speaks to me. I love the whimsy of some of her fabrics. The soft colors and Jacobean look to her floral fabric.  I could really work with these collections.

LBroecker wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 30 August 2011, 3:44 PM

The studio k has nice prints, it would be very easy to incorporate these into my existing stash of fabric.

Kinkame has some nice subtle oriental-style florals.

Skipping stones has attractive floral motifs, very English teagraden style.

Quilt Patch is very current.

Olympus is very trendy.

I love all the designers, but Laurel Burch does have the most vibrant fabric.

My eyes and hands itch at the same time just looking at all the materials!

Val wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 30 August 2011, 6:06 PM

Congratulations to all the Clothworks designers!  They have offered quite a variety of fabric designs that quilters can choose from.  However, my two favorite designers happen to be Laurel Burch and Diane Knott.  I love the bright prints that Laurel designed.  One of my favorite things about her designs happens to be the number of coordinating fabrics she offers that add contrast and texture to quilt designs.  Diane Knott's designs were my absolute favorite!   Her designs also have several choices of coordinating colors/prints and range in the medium to soft tones of colors.  I love the patriotic designs for the American Valor Fabrics as well as all the others.  On a recent trip to northern Ohio, I discovererd Quilts of Valor at a small quilt show.  I was totally unaware of this organization and found myself interested in contributing quilts for our veterans.  I could see myself using Diane's patriotic designs in a quilt for a veteran.

Michelle wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 30 August 2011, 7:04 PM

I liked  My Country Garden by Lydia Quigley of The Rabbit Factory because of the pretty fall colors.

vlinn62 wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 30 August 2011, 8:36 PM

I have to vote for Laurel Burch and Sue Zipkin, who had such a variety of designs that touched my heart on many different levels.THAT IS THE WAY i CREATE NOW AT 62 SO THAT ALL DAY SEWING i'M SMILING.i MUST ADD THAT EVERY DESIGNER THAT YOU HAVE HAS SOMETHING TO TOUCH SOMEONE.

Rev. Diane Mettam wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 30 August 2011, 9:11 PM

I love Cedar West, and  the rich, almost 3-D effect they obtain with their rich colors.  You want to reach out and touch the fabric just looking at it on the computer screen.

Dawn H. wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 30 August 2011, 9:50 PM

Oh my gosh!!!  This is a tough one!!  I don't know if I can claim just one as my favorite!  :(  Guess I'll have to have a tie!

Leere Aldrich's "Nature's Walk" is just so peaceful and looks like water colors.

AND

Laurel Burch's "Flying Colors" is just the opposite!  So vibrant and filled with movement!

I truly had a hard time!  All the designers are so talented!  I love what they can do for a quilter like me.

Thank you for sharing!

nicovich8 wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 30 August 2011, 9:53 PM

Laurel Burch's rich colors are amazing.

quiltertfn wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 30 August 2011, 10:18 PM

I usually have trouble choosing a favorite fabric or collection.  This time it was easy.  All of Skipping Stones Studio's collections are wonderful, but their Clarabelle collection is especially beautiful.  I love florals and these are some of the prettiest I've ever seen.  They make me want to buy some of every fabric in the collection and get busy quilting.  The free pattern for the collection is uncomplicated enough to let the beauty of the prints be the focal point of the quilt.

Barnyardchick wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 30 August 2011, 11:15 PM

I woud have to say  I am really inspired by the Skipping Stones Studio collections. I really like the Clarabelle and the Lily and Peony would be my next favorite. I would use that whole collection as I think they are just beautiful. They sure would add some prettiness to my little stash.  

Pat wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Tuesday, 30 August 2011, 11:47 PM

All the fabrics were so lovely and some very unique. I really liked kinkames taupe and the patterns but even more their shades .They are so bright and simple,but the variety of patterns that can be made with them. I love to quilt but don't always have time to do some of the more complex patterns. With the shades and taupe you can make easy look complex.

SueBuchanan wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Wednesday, 31 August 2011, 12:04 AM

Laurel Burch has always been my favorite, but I must say Barb Tourtillotte has some great designs. I visited Clothworks with a tour a couple years ago and the owners and all the staff were so friendly and welcoming.  I said that the warehouse must be what heaven is like; all that fabric neatly stacked and so pretty!!

Nancy wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Wednesday, 31 August 2011, 8:00 AM

There are so many talented designers. I especially liked the muted colors in the "Kinkame" Collection and the feminine prints in the "Stepping Stones Studio" Collection.  My favorite is Laura Birch' s "Holiday Collection" for the vibrant colors with a touch of whimsy.

Grandma Sal wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Wednesday, 31 August 2011, 9:44 AM

Laurel Burch fabric designs and color are a joy to the eye.  Makes me want to find a quilt pattern to fit the fabric.

Rae Ann (aka: Raven) wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Wednesday, 31 August 2011, 10:10 AM

Wow, so many beautiful fabrics, hard to choose just one.  I've been trying to move out of my box of traditional quilting, so with that in mind I've choose Sue Zipkin, I love her line Suzette and also Hugarian Blue.  Completely out of my box, the blue in Hugarian is calling to me.  

Nannette wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Wednesday, 31 August 2011, 2:20 PM

I just love, love the colors in Sue Zipkin's line. The bright, rainbow palette makes me happy, and the spectrum of soft pastels makes me feel warm and fuzzy ( ;

Too Soon Old wrote re: Spotlight on Clothworks
on Wednesday, 31 August 2011, 7:00 PM

So many beautiful fabrics...too little time to use all of them.   My faborite for quite a few years is

Laurel Burch.  The bright, alive colors always inspire me.

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