We are really excited to feature a few of Tonye Belinda Phillips patterns on our website! You can’t help but smile at her fun, funky designs and think to yourself, ‘I want to make that.. no that one…that one too’… Tonye is a fiber artist, living and creating in Camp Sherman, Oregon. Her work covers several different styles from whimsical folk-art to abstract. The key ingredient in Tonye’s designs? Bright, saturated colors of course! Tonye incorporates a variety of fibers into her designs for added texture and interest. Tonye’s work is collected around the country. Her first book (which I have- and is a treasure!), titled ‘Hand Appliquéd Quilts’, teaches you Tonye’s simple, no-fuss way to hand appliqué. Tonye’s quilts have been featured in many books and magazines and her framed artwork can be seen at the Clearwater Gallery in Sisters, Oregon.
Mom and Tonye teach collaboratively, generally once or twice a year. Their next class with openings is at Santa Barbara Quilting Retreats in 2014. Their collaborative quilts are marvelous if I do say so myself. (Sorry- no kits or patterns are available for any collaborative pieces).
Be sure to check out Tonye’s PATTERNS on our website…
along with the fun and funky Studio Scrap Stacks we made to accompany Tonye’s designs!
Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend!