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Denyse Schmidt

Denyse Schmidt - FreeSpirit designer
Denyse Schmidt

A former graphic designer and graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, Denyse Schmidt has changed the way we think about quilts. Intrigued by the rich historical nature of quilts and inspired by beauty born of necessity, Denyse adds her distinctive aesthetic sensibility – clean, spare lines, rich color and bold graphics – to this rich art form. Though firmly rooted in the techniques of American quilt-making, Denyse Schmidt is renowned for her fresh, offbeat approach to design and color and has won acclaim from the worlds of art, design and craft. As author of Denyse Schmidt Quilts (Chronicle Books, 2005) and Modern Quilts, Traditional Inspiration (STC Craft, 2012); fabric designer for FreeSpirit and Fabric Traditions; and teacher of a series of popular improvisational patchwork piecing workshops; Denyse continues to inspire with her witty take on tradition. Denyse’s studio is located in a historic factory building in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

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Maya Patel,Ann Moss,Ildiko Orban


I can't begin to tell you how much I loved the "Florence" fabric line. I had an Aunt Florence whom I dearly loved and so many of the fabrics in that line remind of clothes she wore, or aprons she made. I just keep buying more of the fabric. I love it!

Saturday, April 26, 2014, 10:09 AM (CST)

Bright Creek

Every time I go to JoAnn's I look for the Denyse Schmidt fabrics. Such a bright spot in my day. I love them. Keep up the good work Denyse!

Saturday, January 25, 2014, 8:17 PM (CST)

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