Give Your Quilts the WOW Factor – Understanding Color, Pattern & Texture from a Fabric Designer’s Approach

Renee’s goal in quilt designing is … “Make it the best it can be.” Selecting the right mix of prints in various scales, with texture and subtle color variations is the key to creating an eye-catching quilt. Renee has 15 years of experience as fabric designer for Andover Fabrics. You’ll walk step-by-step through the development of a fabric collection and study color, giving you a new perspective on the type of choices you can make, giving your own quilts that WOW factor.

Renee Nanneman

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Renee Nanneman

Renée Nanneman entered the needlework industry in 1984, a young designer with original patterns for counted cross-stitch and Need’l Love was born. Always a step ahead of current trends, Renée’s creative vision inspired her to move her independent publishing company from needlework into the quilting industry. Woodland Threads was published in 1995, the first-of-its-kind book, offering a mix of wool appliqué penny rug designs, fabric wallhangings, dolls & wearables patterns. The 28 Threads books in Renee’s self-published series included quilt designs as well as rug hooking, punchneedle, crochet, needle felting, home decorating and soft craft items. The commitment Renée made in 1995 to the needlearts is the cornerstone of Need’l Love’s success, and that success continues for Renée as a fabric designer. Renée partnered with Andover Fabrics in 2005 and to-date has designed over 50 quilt fabric collections. Renée continues to publish books and patterns to support her fabric designs. Currently celebrating her 36th year in business, Renee built on an early art education at the Kansas City Art Institute and work experience at a major printing company in Kansas City!