Panel 2 is a digitally-printed collage of favorite art from Denyse's archive, recolored and regrouped to create a whole new "collection" in a convenient three-yard panel! Denyse Schmidt Patchwork Panel is the equivalent of a stack of carefully curated, color-coordinated fat quarters.
Panel 2 features a range of prints with varying scale, value, and color – well-suited for use with any of her quilt patterns. You get three yards (45" x 108") of prints – combined with images of fun vintage ephemera. Fussy cut, use it like fat quarters, or try making a super-quick whole-cloth, cheater quilt using 1-3 panels.
A former graphic designer and graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, Denyse Schmidt has changed the way we think about quilts. Intrigued by the rich historical nature of quilts and inspired by beauty born of necessity, Denyse adds her distinctive aesthetic sensibility – clean, spare lines, rich color and bold graphics – to this rich art form.
Though firmly rooted in the techniques of American quilt-making, Denyse Schmidt is renowned for her fresh, offbeat approach to design and color and has won acclaim from the worlds of art, design and craft. As author of Denyse Schmidt Quilts (Chronicle Books, 2005) and Modern Quilts, Traditional Inspiration (STC Craft, 2012); fabric designer for Windham Fabrics and Fabric Traditions; and teacher of a series of popular improvisational patchwork piecing workshops; Denyse continues to inspire with her witty take on tradition. Denyse’s studio is located in a historic factory building in Bridgeport, Connecticut.