Creative Geniuses: Our Favorite Fabric Artists

From quilting geniuses to up-and-coming weavers, learn more about this group of talented fabric artists.

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Nicole Daksiewicz

When Nicole Daksiewicz is mentioned, stacks of precisely cut hexagons immediately come to mind. The creative force behind Modern Handcraft, Nicole has developed a large, loyal following thanks to her love of all-things hexies. 

Nicole Daksiewicz

It's not just one shape Nicole creates fabric works of art; her blog features a robust archive of tutorials, showing eager readers how to make everything from sunglass holders to braided rugs.

WAAM Industries

WAAM (We Are Always Moving) Industries offer a variety of useful products for the home.  

WAAM Industries

WAAM Industries' lunch bags and market totes will make sure that daily lunches and groceries are kept safe throughout the day's journey. The waxed canvas bags are utilitarian and well designed.

Emily Donald

Emily Donald's Beacon & Batten line offers stylish, clean design for the home goods you use every day: coasters, tea towels, linens and more. 

Emily Donald

Inspired by vintage textiles and wallpaper, each piece Emily offers is crafted using natural materials and eco-friendly inks.

Denyse Schmidt

Denyse Schmidt may be best known as a "modern" quilter, but she looks to the past for inspiration; her Bridgeport, Conn. studio is the former home of the American Fabrics Company. 

Denyse Schmidt

Well known to quilters and quilt lovers for years, Denyse's quilt pattern designs and colorful fabric lines combine quilting traditions with modern-day mindsets. As a teacher, author, and designer, her work, like "Centerline" (quilted by Angela Walters) is meant to inspire a new generation of makers.

Heather Givans

Take one step into Crimson Tate's Indianapolis home and you'll most likely be greeted with a huge smile and even bigger laugher from owner Heather Givans. Her shop is a must-stop for sewing enthusiasts, offering how-to sewing and quilting classes. 

Heather Givans

But it doesn't stop there. Heather designs her own fabric lines for Windham Fabrics, merging her whimsical designs with everyday lives, from adorable succulents to cherished library cards. 

Christopher Thompson

Christopher Thompson — aka The Tattooed Quilter — is one of the modern quilting community's busiest members. 

Christopher Thompson

When not working on his sleek and sophisticated quilting designs, he's creating fabric lines for Riley Blake Designs, teaching classes, and inspiring his passionate Instagram followers.

Mathew Boudreaux

If you're looking for quilting inspiration, Mathew Boudreaux of Mister Domestic is the next person you need to follow on Instagram. 

Mathew Boudreaux

From sew-along parties to showcasing new work, Mister Domestic daily postings on social media detailing his latest project is a bonafide sewing party. Working in the pharmaceutical industry (specializing in oncology) by day Mathew is a true all-time an artist by heart.

Kaari Meng

From vintage-inspired embroidery kits to immersive hands-on workshops in France, Kaari Meng's French General is inspiring a wide variety of fiber arts lovers every day. 

Kaari Meng

Originally launched as a store offering vintage notions and textiles, today Kaari's offerings include her own lines of fabrics, textile-themed DIY workshops, and antique-inspired, modern day crafting tools.

Heather Jones

Heather Jones is an author, designer and self-taught quilter. Finding inspiration in everyday objects and surroundings, she's teaching a new generation of quilters to learn from makers of the past in today's modern quilting movement. 

Heather Jones

Teaching across the country, she loves pulling from the past for new works of today.

Anna Graham

For sewing enthusiasts who love to make bags and challenge their bag-making skills, they turn to Anna Graham of Noodlehead

Anna Graham

Her bag patterns, ranging from small evening clutches to weekend-away duffle bags, are widely popular with today's sewing community. And it's not just bags that Anna excels at creating. She's written books, created fabric lines, and taught eager students, too. 

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