I feel it important to disclose that I have relationships with a few different companies. In each case I was a long time fan and consumer of their products before we began working together, and wouldn’t be working with them if I didn’t like and believe in their stuff!
Fabric: I sew Quilt Market and pattern samples for several fabric companies in exchange for fabric. The fabric companies then cross market my patterns to the quilt stores and catalogs they supply. I’m currently working with Windham, Maywood, and Cloud 9, and have worked for Hoffman in the past.
Warm Company: Warm sends me the batting I use in all my projects, and is happy that I recommend it in my book and on my blog. I started using Warm & Natural in the early 1990s when I moved away from polyester battings, and have used it ever since. I love how flat it lays, and how stable it is during basting. And when it ages it’s like butter. I’ve switched to Warm & White recently as it has a bit less shrinkage, and I’m not a fan of the super crinkly look once a quilt is washed.
Aurilfil Thread: I was late to party on Aurifil, only discovering them in 2010. Before that, I sewed on a mixture of whatever I picked up here and there. I now use it exclusively for all my piecing, and often for quilting. I have a collection with Aurifil, and they have been extraordinarily generous in providing promotional thread packages for me to give to my students.
Janome of America: I was a Janome Artist for three years, and sew on their lovely Horizon 8900 QCP and Janome 6500. While I started my quilting life on an old Kenmore, I bought my first Janome in 1990, and have been a Janome owner ever since.
Longarm Quilting: I hire the following longarm artists in Portland, OR, when I don’t want to quilt my own quilts: