Saturday, March 29, 2008

Updated website

You'll notice some updating if you visit my website. I've been adding art and changing around colors and trying to get more of the latest displayed there. It's always a work in progress.

If you're a shop owner in Canada, I'm happy to say that I now have a Canadian distributor of my pattern line! Contact Quiltsource Canada to order. Other distributors include Checker Distributors and Quilters' Resource. Of course, you can also order directly from me :)

I hope you're having a great weekend. It's 82˚ and beautiful here in Phoenix!

I'll try to get some links added for you to see more of the Kona Colorworks weaves soon.


Thursday, March 27, 2008


This week just keeps getting better! The handlooms arrived this morning for my collection of yarn-dyed wovens for "Kona Colorworks by Patrick Lose" that I've created with Robert Kaufman Fabrics and they're beautiful. I've been wanting to design yarn-dyes for years and it's really exciting to see my first ones come to life. I've posted a preview of one of the six (!) color stories here. You can also click the photo in this post for a larger view of it. The scans don't do the actual fabrics justice but you'll get the idea.

Another highlight of this week has been putting the finishing touches on my new book from C&T Publishing.
A Patrick Lose Christmas comes out in June.

That's all for now. Back to the drawing board.....

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Fabric news....

I've been so anxious to show you what I've been working on and found out today that it's okay to give you a sneak peek!

If you've been to my website and visited the "Fabrics" page in the last few months, you'll know that it was "under construction". That's mostly because I've been working on so many things lately that I haven't been able to share yet.

Well, I can finally give you a peek at my newest fabric print and I gotta tell you that I haven't been this excited about a print since my
"Sunstreaks" for Timeless Treasures came out.

Robert Kaufman Fabrics has asked me to develop a collection for them that I call "Mixmasters". It promises to be a wonderful assortment of blenders and basics. The debut print is appropriately named "Satinesque" because of it's resemblance to the reflective ripples in puddled or pooled satin. It will be introduced in 29 beautiful color ways for all of my fellow "color junkies" out there!

If you'd like to take a look, go to the website and visit the
"Fabrics" page.

I'm thrilled with the depth, texture, and "motion" that the print conveys and I can't wait to get my hands on the actual goods! I'm sure all of you quilters can imagine the dimension that could be achieved by doing some free-motion quilting over this fabric.

The best part of this news is that it's only the tip of the iceberg. I have lots of new fabrics and projects in the works and I can't wait to share them all with you! So...stay tuned :)

Monday, March 24, 2008

It's About Time....

Hi Everyone!

This is my first real attempt at a blog so please be patient. There's a lot to learn and little time in which to learn it. You wanted to know more about me, my work, and my inspiration but I'm sure you'd rather I spend more time designing than blogging.

So, when I get this all figured out, I'll take a stab at giving you the information you want. In the meantime, please visit my website at to see my latest also!