A Fabric Dye-er, a Bag Maker, and an Art Quilter Walk into a Quilt Show…


Meet three amazing quilters who will inspire you from one end of quilting to the other!

Meet Jessica VanDenburgh, the sassy bag maker who fills her quilting with laughter!

Jessica VanDenburgh has a love for all things handmade. Her grandmother taught her how to sew at a young age and continuously encouraged her creativity. Jessica’s background in interior design makes her a natural with color and pattern selection. She discovered quilting and bag making in 2005 and started making bags for friends and family in 2007. Soon, Jessica expanded her pattern company to include simple quilts and other accessories. Her company, Sew Many Creations, began as a custom bag company but it has grown into a pattern business that specializes in beginner-friendly bags and quilts.

Jessica’s laid-back approach to teaching makes students feel at ease. You’ll find that her classes are full of fun facts, tips, tricks, and a whole lot of laughter. Learn more at sewmanycreationsny.com.

Go on a nature walk with Frieda Anderson!

A BERNINA Ambassador, Frieda Anderson has been making quilts for over 40 years. Her original quilts are inspired by colors from nature and the everyday scenery that surrounds her Midwest home.

After discovering the art of hand dyeing fabric 20 years ago, Frieda now works almost exclusively with her own hand-dyed cottons and silks in her fused and pieced quilt creations. She loves the dyeing process and particularly enjoys seeing the colors emerge from the wet fabric. Frieda has been designing and making original quilts since she made her first quilt in high school, and she enjoys the challenge every step of quiltmaking offers — from beginning to end. Daily walks in the woods with her dog are Frieda’s inspiration for the hand-dyed fabric and original patterns found on her website at friestyle.com.

Let Pat Durbin take you on a quilting art adventure.

Pat Durbin has a love for pictorial quilts. She started quilting in 1993 and moved into art quilting in 2004. You will see her latest adventures in many quilt shows. She enjoys sharing her unique methods with quilters eager to try something different.

Having been a sewer all of her life, making art quilts seemed a natural way to express the artist within. Pat’s quilt, FOREST WALK is part of the permanent collection of the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, KY.

Pat also has a love of writing. She has written four art quilt books: Fabric + Paint + Thread = FabulousMosaic Picture QuiltsMosaic Landscape Quilts, and A Walk in the Woods. Her quilts have been published in major publications including American QuilterQuilter’s NewsletterSAQA JournalThe Quilt LifeNational Quilt Association newsletter, Quilt Magazine, and Machine Quilting Unlimited. See more of Pat’s work at patdurbin.com.

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