There are so many wonderful quilt designers now. With the Internet and also the printing of affordable books we have more information available than any other generation.
I like the colors of the times and also the more challenging the better, but so many do this too.
I like to read the blogs and books to see where the quilters are going with their craft. Many now are going towards the "Modern" movement while others are more traditional.
I have about three I really like to keep up with. One is Kim Diehl. I like her piecing and applique combination in her designs. Her designs meet my style of decorating and I try to look to her designs for inspiration.
The next ladies I really like to watch is Becky Goldsmith and Linda Jenkins from Piece O' Cake Designs. They have a touch of whimsy that I like to use. Also their designs can be made into more traditional work with the changing of colors.
The last one is Marcia Hohn with www.quiltercache.com She has a ton of blocks available on her site. Many are traditional and others are original. If you ever want to do a sampler quilt this is your best website to find all the blocks you would ever use.
I also try and come up with traditional blocks and make a twist on them. Either with the fabric I use or the way they are connected together in a quilt top. So do you favor one designer over another? Chris