David Tutera Creator of David Tutera Fabrics
Leading Wedding & Entertaining Expert, David Tutera is hailed as an artistic visionary whose ability, uniquely creative talents and outstanding reputation have made him a tremendous success in the lifestyle arena. Tutera has created a name for himself by taking his passion for designing spectacular events and transforming it into a lifestyle. He continuously exceeds the expected with an unmatched level of inspiration, imagination and innovation to create the latest trends in entertaining.
Tutera’s grandfather, a successful florist, first noticed his grandson’s artistic ability at an early age and encouraged David to pursue his destiny. At age 19, with the sound advice of his grandfather an only one client, David opened his own events planning business. Today, David Tutera presides over an award winning company built from experience, dedication and Tutera’s natural talent for transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary. His name has become synonymous with style, elegance, creativity and vision.View Portfolio
Ian Challis and David Roos creators of Challis and Roos
Artists Ian Challis and David Roos are the life force behind Challis & Roos Licensing and the sole creators of all imagery and product design their studio offers. With extensive backgrounds in fine art, architecture and broad based product design, Ian and David have gained recognition throughout the home decor, consumer products, fabric and gift manufacturing industries. In Seattle and Palm Spring based studios Ian and David are constantly creating and drawing inspiration from nature as well as the broader world around them. Challis and Roos imagery touches the heart and delights the eye, making it artwork that becomes part of your daily life and is sure to provide years of enjoyment.View Portfolio
Patty Reed founder of Patty Reed and Associates
Patty Reed has been in the business of design for over 40 years. This Portland, Oregon native built the hugely popular fabric, design, and craft company known as Daisy Kingdom, nurturing a loyal following of seamstresses and crafters worldwide as the business grew. Patty sold Daisy Kingdom in the mid-90’s, and soon after, started a new venture: Patty Reed & Associates.
The Patty Reed Design Studio is nestled on a lush hillside overlooking a sweeping panorama of Portland, Oregon. Here Patty and her talented team of artists and designers develop new designs available to home sewers. Patty Reed and her creative team strive to provide only the best for her customers! Look for Patty to continue to develop new and exciting products in the years to come.View Portfolio
Liesl Gibson creator of Lisette and Little Lisette
Liesl Gibson, company founder and chief designer, trained at New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology and has worked as a designer for top international fashion brands.
When Liesl’s daughter was born, she was eager to use her passion for sewing to create stylish, fun, and unique clothing for her little girl. As she shopped for sewing patterns, she was disappointed with the selection and fit of what she found. Frustrated and wanting more, Liesl created Oliver + S. In 2010 she was given the FabShop Network’s Rising Star Award, an honor bestowed by independent fabric store owners across North America. In March 2011 Liesl introduced her Lisette fabrics collection with Fabric Traditions. Her second collection, which debuted in August 2011, was expanded to include the Little Lisette brand.View Portfolio
Donna Wilder & Fabric Traditions creators of Stonehill Collections
Donna Wilder and the Fabric Traditions design team create the Stonehill collection. Donna is widely considered one of America’s leading quilt industry professional. Her reputation has been forged by over three decades of experience in the quilt, craft and hobby industry.
You may have seen Donna on her public television series “Sew Creative,” which aired for eight years on public television. Donna produced 180 shows during this time as well as the “Sew Creative” series of books. She also co-hosted the series “Quilt Central” on PBS.
In 1990 Donna was inducted into the Quilter’s Hall of Fame and she was also the recipient of the 1999 Silver Star Award at International Quilt Festival, saluting her influence on twentieth century quilt making.
Donna believes in “Creativity on Fabric” and develops upscale lines that are a new perspective than what may have been offered before.View Portfolio
Ciao Lei Design Director of Fabric Traditions
From a very young age, Ciao loved to draw and create beautiful art on any surface she could find in her home in China. After moving to New York with her family, she continued her passion for drawing, and graduated from the Parsons school of design with a degree in illustration. Prior to joining Fabric Traditions she has worked in web design and with top licensed brands designing textile prints in the woman and children’s apparel market.
Aside from design, she enjoys being active, hiking and traveling. Her passion for seeing and experiencing other cultures provide inspiration to her fabric collections. She enjoys studying art history and keeping her mind curious, which contributes to her unique view on fabric design.
Her take on fabric is fresh, new, and different, giving an “updated” look to the traditional.View Portfolio
Denyse Schmidt creator of DS Quilts Collection.
A former graphic designer and graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, Denyse Schmidt has changed the way we think about quilts. Renowned for her fresh, lively, offbeat approach to design and use of boldly exuberant color, Denyse has won acclaim in the art world as well as the crafting world. As author, fabric designer, and teacher – Denyse continues to inspire with her witty take on tradition! Denyse loves to visit flea markets, tag sales, and vintage shops. She is drawn to quirky objects that tell a story, and historic places that inform her designs with a sense of authenticity. Denyse Schmidt reinterprets tradition to make modern heirloom quilts, patterns and fabrics that are fresh and offbeat. She likes an eclectic mix of old and new to create a playful, surprising look.View Portfolio