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All fabrics for each of these projects were digitally printed with Sawgrass Technologies’ FabricMaker.




Sandy Goodwin

Summerville, SC


Modern Quilt Inspired by Garden Flowers

Sandy is a graphic designer who has been quilting for six years. She loves quilting because it allows her to combine color, texture, and design. Her modern quilt was inspired by a photo of hydrangeas from her garden. Using that as a focal point, she designed solid and patterned fabric that would complement the photo. She used Illustrator to create her design and machine quilted it. What she liked best about the process is that it opened up a new way to create custom fabric with personal photos, words, etc. The most exciting part of this project for her was having control over designing all of the elements of the fabric and knowing that the vibrant colors won’t fade. The unique 8-color FabricMaker ink set really makes the purples and lavenders pop on Sandy’s quit. The deep, high-contrast blacks are made possible by Sawgrass’ high-pigment-concentration RMI technology.

 


 

Delynne Lilly

Summerville, SC


Family-Inspired Memory Quilt

Delynne has been quilting for 38 years and enjoyed using unique, personal fabric to make this family-inspired memory quilt. To make this quilt, she scanned old family photos and vintage lace and manipulated the images in Photoshop. For this project, she particularly liked that the photos printed were crisp and colors printed very true. Incorporating photos into memory quilts isn’t a new idea, but Delynne really took it to a whole new level by using FabricMaker digital textile inks and fabrics to create matching sepia-tone fabrics and the three dimensional look of lace.

 


 

Mary McRae

Ridgeville, SC


Color Wheel Inspired Dresden Plate Quilt

Mary has been quilting for 40 years and loves the creativity that goes into making a quilt. Her inspiration for this Dresden Plate quilt was the color wheel. She used Fabric Studio software to design original fabrics to use for the quilt. For her, the main advantage of the FabricMaker system was that if you have something in mind and cannot find it commercially available, you can design and print whatever you want. Mary discovered that by combining FabricMaker inks and fabrics with affordable and easy to use surface design software such as Fabric Studio, Artlandia Symmetry Shop, or Pattern Studio, designing and printing commercial quality fabrics was a lot easier than expected.

 


 

Geri Smith

Summerville, SC


Andy Warhol Inspired Quilt of Grandchildren

Geri has been quilting for two years and her three grandchildren – Tucker, Katie Grace & Lillie – were the inspiration for this modern quilt. When visiting her daughter who has an Andy Warhol print hanging in her home, Geri was inspired to use Photoshop to manipulate photos of her grandchildren in a similar style. What she liked most about the FabricMaker system was the quality of the finished product and the opportunity to create her own designs that have a special personal meaning. Best of all, the ability to print in any color did not limit her creativity. Unlike traditional craft inkjet fabrics printed with standard inks that leave fabric looking faded, FabricMaker digital textile inks and fabrics enabled Geri to create personalized fabrics that are both colorful, and washable with commercial quality fastness.