Designerpalooza Week One for Kathy Peterson and The Cedar Store!

My friend Kathy Peterson is a whirlwind. She's a TV host, designer, writer, lifestyle expert and all around creative guru. She's got a fabulous new line of Adirondack Chairs for The Cedar Store and recently she invited me and four other designers to participate in a designer round robin. I was so flattered and excited to be part of such an amazing group of creative women. Each of us got our very own Adirondack chair to decorate and every Tuesday for the next five weeks we'll each post a sneak peek and a link to the featured designer's work of art.

Pat Sloan is the first designer in our group and I was intrigued by the painted pattern on her sneak peek. She's a reknowned quilter and artist and I do believe, if I'm not mistaken, I detect a quilt pattern, perhaps even a wedding circle motif, here. Here is Pat's bio below and if you click on the picture above you'll be magically transported to her blog and get the full view! Thanks to

Pat Sloan has been creating since she was a child. From the first shoebox dioramas to sketches for a fabric line, there has always been creative energy flowing. When she tried her hand at quilting in 1985, she never looked back. Now, owner and founder of the quilting design and publishing company Pat Sloan & Co., she has published over 20 books, more than 100 patterns, nearly 10 fabric lines, and has had her work featured in major quilt magazines.

Pat first began sharing her knowledge through her publications, workshops, and lectures, but as expanded her reach through social media. She has built quilting yahoo groups, forums, facebook communities, and even the group “Quilters in Second Life” for quilting enthusiasts using the popular virtual world, Second Life. Also interested in beading, painting, and paper crafting, Pat’s overall passion has always been to help others harness their creative energy.


Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [20 Jul 12:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Unknown said...

This is great! I love this quilt inspired chair.

I'm on the board of a preschool and this w/e we are having an auction of...wait for it...hand-painted adirondack chairs. I'm so impressed with what artists can do with the chair-as-canvas. Can't wait to see yours, Margot!

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

How exciting, Madge. I look forward to seeing your submission.

The "quilted chair" is really unique and charming.