Kate Spain


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Kate Spain has carried a sketchbook since she was a child. She eventually drew her way to the Rhode Island School of Design where she earned a BFA in Graphic Design. It was there that she began to refine her visual voice through drawing, painting, photography, printmaking and graphic art. Since her school days, she has worked to develop and expand her unique style through experimentation, travel, and by always keeping her sense of wonder. Kate’s designs have been featured on products at Crate and Barrel, Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom, Frontgate, Target, and other leading retailers. Her designs can be found on many home décor products, from handmade rugs to pillows, bedding, and kitchen textiles.
Kate writes… “I am so happy to create collections exclusively for Moda and to share them with you and other quilters and crafters around the world. I’m an avid gardener and much of my inspiration can be found in Nature – an unlikely color combination that catches my eye, close-up views of flowers and foliage, or in the random patterns and compositions that create rhythm in the landscape. In my studio, I try to translate these natural inspirations into artwork. No matter where I begin my design process, I always end up in a new place. It truly is an adventure that I’m excited to embark on again and again. I hope you enjoy where your creativity and wonder take you, too!”
  • Happy Spring
    I sure hope it's warming up for those of you who are eagerly awaiting the onset of spring! It's still a bit chilly around here, but there are little signs popping up each day and that alone is warming my spirits.Early Bird, my new fabric collection for Moda is now... Read more »
  • Quiltcon Savannah!
    What a pleasure to be with so many colorful creators from all over the world at Quiltcon in Savannah! Great thanks to Moda Fabrics United Notions for inviting me to join them there. Three creative leaders from Moda -- Lissa Alexander, Carrie Nelson, and Holly Hickman of "Urban Chicks" -- were... Read more »
  • Winner of the Early Bird FQB and on to Quiltcon East
    Congratulations to Christine Weld!By random selection, Christine is the winner of the Moda Fabrics Early Bird fat quarter bundle in our Valentine's Day "Splendid" giveaway in honor of the completion of Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson's monumental 100-block "Splendid Sampler" year-long, international creative quilting event.I hope to see some of... Read more »
  • Happy Valentine's Day Splendid Giveaway
    Happy Valentine's Day!It's time to share some love and to celebrate the 100-block Splendid Sampler with a big giveaway! Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson are hosting a giveaway with 5 fantastic prizes. There are also a bunch of other designers giving goodies away today — including me (keep reading to... Read more »
  • Splendid Sampler Grand Finale!
    [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuyeBazfjFA?rel=0&autoplay=1;&controls=0&showinfo=0] Cue the fireworks, balloon shower and confetti toss! You've made it toReally, pause for a second to absorb what that means. Think back to last year when you were debating about whether you'd join in on this project. Think of all the things that have happened since. And now,... Read more »
  • #ModaBellaChallenge Quilt Contest
    To celebrate the 15th year of its "Bella Solids" fabrics, Moda Fabrics is calling on all quilters around the world to enter this creative quilt-making contest -- with big awards to those whose quilts are selected for purchase, showcasing at the International Quilt Market in Houston, and for archiving by Moda... Read more »
  • Gardening Tip: Coleus Propagation -- Take One
    Hi! I hope your new year is off to a good start. It's snowing here, so I thought I'd take a moment to dream of the garden. At the end of last summer, our friend Tracy was at our house and saw some of our window boxes planted with annuals.... Read more »
  • New! Quilt-Planning Coloring Pages
    We got a nice call the other day from Amy in Oklahoma.Amy asked if we had a blank black-and-white version of the Felicity quilt pattern for her to print out and color in. “Like a coloring-book,” she said. Amy wants to create a quilt kit featuring my pattern and coordinating... Read more »
  • Happy New Year!
    Here we are, closing the circle of another magnificent journey around the sun. Each year offers an opportunity to broaden our perspectives by moving through the experiences we encounter and then pausing to reflect on what we've learned. For me, these morsels of thought and awareness have become building blocks... Read more »
  • Happy Thanksgiving!
    A very happy Thanksgiving!I am thankful for so much, and humbled by your kind engagement with me throughout the year.I wish you all the best in this week of Thanksgiving.By random drawing, the winner of the fabric bundle of more than 100 different fabric squares from our wonderful, generous friends... Read more »
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