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Who’s who at Quilt Market?

Who's who

Back by popular demand, we included a who’s who guide to the quilting industry in our digital issue summarizing this year’s fall International Quilt Market.

You can check out the top 100 people there, but check out spots 11 through 20 here.

20. Jenny Doan

Ever heard of the Missouri Star Quilt Company? If not you’re missing out on the multi-store complex known as the “Disneyland” of quilting. Oh, and not that it’s a big deal, but did we mention Doan also runs one of the largest quilting programs on YouTube?

19. Philip De Leon

De Leon, along with members of the De Leon Design Group, direct premier textile design house Alexander Henry Fabrics. 

18. Leah Day

Day is the creator of Free Motion Quilting Project, a video series with workshops on quilt-making or machine-quilting.

17. Nancy Crow

A jack-of-all-trades, Crow is a teacher, leader in the development of art quilting, and co-founder of Quilt National.

16. Richard Cohen

Cohen is the fourth generation family member of manufacturing fabrics exclusive to quilting and home sewing. He, along with his father and brother, run RJR Fabrics.

15. Kim Christopherson

Kim operates under Kimberbell Designs and is a fabric designer for Maywood Studio, a leading provider in quilting and machine embroidery products.

14. Hollis Chatelain

Humble brag, but one of Chatelain’s quilts was named as one of the top 100 American Quilts in the 20th century. One-time residences in Africa and Europe inspired her work on both social and environmental issues.

13. Kari Carr

Carr does it all, wearing multiple hats as author, quilt designer, instructor, notion developer, and fabric designer. Carr refers to her business New Leaf Stitches as “fresh ideas from a recycled Home Ec teacher.”

12. Susan Carlson

Carlson, both an author and teacher, instructs classes in the U.S. and abroad to create rich, mutli-layer collage pieces. 

11. Eleanor Burns

Burns was inducted into the Quilter’s Hall of Fame in 2012, likely due to her 40 years of operating Quilt in a Day, a franchise that spreads the possibilities of making a quilt in a short amount of time.

To find out who landed in the top ten, (and so many more names you need to know) download the digital issue today.


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