A renaissance man by the very definition, Patrick Lose has spent his entire professional career being creative in one medium or another. An accomplished actor, singer, artist, illustrator, award-winning costume designer, author, fabric designer, pattern designer and talented quilter, Patrick continues to seek out new creative outlets to inspire and bring color to the world around him. "When I sit down to doodle at the drawing board, I never know what one of my designs might become. I thrive in the process and truly enjoy the journey I undertake with each new piece I design," shares Patrick.
Patrick is well-known for his playful novelty designs and colorful trendsetting basics, which he's created over the 20 years he has spent designing cotton fabric collections for the industry's leading companies. As an author of dozens of quilting and crafting publications, Patrick has shared so many his creative endeavors. Revered by quilters for his unique method of mixing traditional piecing with contemporary applique techniques, he focuses on creating a variety that attracts quilters of all ages and styles. His quilts, crafts, clothing, and home decorating accessories have graced the pages of such distinguished magazines as Better Homes & Gardens, American Patchwork and Quilting, Country Crafts, Christmas Ideas, Halloween Tricks & Treats, and many more.
In his debut line for RJR, Patrick wanted to return to his roots in novelty and conversational prints as well as his trademark coordinating basics that can be found in almost any quilter's stash. "The inspiration for Lily's Garden is my beautiful granddaughter, Lily, who loves fresh flowers and bright colors and whose personality is evident in the youthfully-spirited collection. I added elements like dots and "stitched" line work to the focal florals and leaves to add a sense of whimsy."
Basically Patrick is an evolving and growing collection of the types of basics and blenders that he's become so well known for. "I tried to create a wide range of designs and tonal colors to attract traditional and contemporary quilters alike. I paid careful attention to the scale of the prints and to offering an array of colors and values, which are especially needed when working in applique. I also included a nice assortment of white-on-white, cream-on-cream, black-on-black, and gray-on-gray, which continue to be top selling colors for quilt shops around the world."
Look for Patrick's magazine, Quilting Celebrations, in quilt shops and on newsstands everywhere. Tune into QNNtv.com to see Patrick's quilting show, Quilting Celebrations with Patrick Lose, which brings to life the quilting designs and projects that are featured in the magazine. Don't miss Patrick's new machine embroidery clubs, Monthly Mug Mats and Applique of the Month, and his Party with Patrick club. Each offers a new design for each month of the year. His Party with Patrick at Sea cruises are wonderful and exciting getaways for quilting and camaraderie. To learn more, please visit www.patricklose.com.
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