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QUILT DESIGNER FELLOWSHIP 2017

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What's It All About?

Our second annual Quilt Designer Fellowship is an exclusive design competition that encourages and inspires the creative expression of talented up-and-coming quilters! Judged by some of the most recognizable names in quilting, including Pat Sloan and Angela Walters, this year's Fellowship winner will be awarded a booth at Fall Quilt Market, $1500 in cash, logo development, brand marketing mentorship, and so much more!

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Meet the Winner

We are so thrilled to announce the winner of our 2017 Quilt Designer Fellowship: Sylvia Schaefer. Cue the much-deserved applause!

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Meet Our Judges

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Angela Walters

Angela Walters is the host of the popular YouTube series Midnight Quilt Show. She's a longarm quilter, teacher and author of several books, including "Free-Motion Quilting with Angela Walters", "In the Studio with Angela Walters" and "The Free-Motion Quilting Workbook." Her quilting career began alongside her husband's grandfather and together they made her first quilt, a 9-patch that's still on her bed today. Thousands of swirls, feathers and parallel lines later, Angela has turned her love of stitches and fabric into a thriving business focused on modern machine quilting.

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Pat Sloan

Pat Sloan is a quilt designer, author, lecturer and, thanks to all her All Quilting podcast, she truly is "the Voice of Quilting." Pat has authored 33 books on quilting, designs fabric for Moda, and runs the successful pattern design and publishing company Pat Sloan & Co. Tune into Pat's weekly podcast to hear her interview a range of quilt celebrities, historians, designers and authors from all over the world.

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Roseann Keremes

Roseann Kermes is the owner of Rosebud's Cottage, a successful retail quilt store and design studio located in White Bear Lake, MN. A passionate educator, Roseann teaches retailers in the craft industry about best business practices, and also serves as a mentor to up-and-coming designers. You can find her designs in various publications, including American Patchwork and Quilting, Quilts and More, Make It Yourself, and Primitive Quilts and Projects.

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Kristin Link

Kristin Link is the creator of the popular blog Sew Mama Sew and cofounder of Craft Industry Alliance (CIA), a trade organization for craft professionals whose mission is to be a trusted source of industry information, inspiration and community. A former educator, she's adapted her passion for teaching and training to focus on the sewing arts.

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Roxane Cerda

Roxane Cerda is the Acquisitions Editor at C&T Publishing. She contracts books for the C&T, Stash Books, Fun Stitch Studio, and Kansas City Star Quilts imprints. A veteran of the publishing and crafting industries, she’s been acquiring books for 17 years and was the founding editor of Wiley Craft. She’s always on the lookout for the next person or topic to inspire creativity!

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