Thousands of you voted for your favorite Sewing + Quilting Books, Quilt Pattern Designers, Clothing Pattern Designers and Favorite Fabric Collections of 2014! We asked our social media followers and fabric shop sponsors to nominate their favorites for our initial lists and we had some strong write-in votes as well. It was an exciting year for indie garment patterns, unique quilt patterns, inspiring new sewing and quilting books and new fabric collections. All of the nominees and many others have made it a great year to be a sewist or quilter, so we thank them all for their contributions to the industry!
To all of you who voted, thank you for your participation!
Favorite Sewing + Quilting Books
Most Common Write-In: Quilt As-You-Go Made Modern by Jera Brandvig
#3 Savor Each Stitch by Carolyn Friedlander
#2 Shape by Shape by Angela Walters
#1 Favorite Sewing + Quilting Book of 2014: Patchwork City by Elizabeth Hartman
Favorite Quilt Pattern Designers
Most Common Write-In: Pat Sloan
#3 Thimble Blossoms (Camille Roskelley)
#2 Jaybird Quilts (Julie Herman)
#1 Favorite Quilt Pattern Designer of 2014: Elizabeth Hartman
Favorite Clothing Pattern Designers
Most Common Write-In: Scientific Seamstress
#1 Favorite Clothing Pattern Designer of 2014: Oliver + S (Including Liesl + Co.)
Favorite Fabric Collections
Most Common Write-In: Horizon by Kate Spain
#1 Favorite Fabric Collection of 2014: Cotton + Steel Basics
Rising Stars of 2015? Who do you think or hope will make the lists next December?