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Nancy's Notions Cover
February 2014

Our Quattro pattern was chosen to grace the cover of the Late Winter catalog of Nancy’s Notions! It’s being used to showcase a new Oriental embroidery series. I LOVE the look!

GenerationQpage1December 2014

We were interviewed in Portland, OR at the Spring Quilt Market by Generation Q magazine about the controversy that surrounded the release of The Guardian, the first handbag pattern with a compartment specifically designed for “concealed carry”. You can read the complete interview by clicking here for page 1, here for page 2, and here for page 3.¬† Thanks Generation Q for helping get the REAL story out there!¬† :)

QuiltingRadioAugust 6, 2012:

We were asked to be a guest on Pat Sloan’s “Creative Talk Radio” Show for the American Patchwork & Quilting radio network and you can listen to the entire podcast on the American Patchwork & Quilting website. Just click here then scroll down to the archive and choose the podcast from 8/6/12.

May 2012:

The May 2012 issue of FabShop’s WebCent’s ran a “face-to-face” interview feature in their new “Get To Know” section. You can read the full interview by clicking here .

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The July/August 2010 issue of Designs in Machine Embroidery ran a feature story describing exactly how to create Nancy Zieman’s Trifecta¬†(pictured at right). You can see the full materials list ad instructions by clicking here .

February 2010:

The Winston-Salem Journal featured our new studio in a full page story it’s February 19th edition.

November 2009:

A sample of our Trifecta bag was featured on the cover of the Nancy’s Notions Catalog.

QuiltersHomeCoverJanuary 2009:

Several of our designs were featured by Mark Lipinski in the March 2009 issue of Quilter’s Home magazine. The “In the Bag” article declared quilter-made bags and purses to be the patchwork vests of this millennium. Click here to see the full article!

January 2009:

StudioKat Designs was asked to write a guest piece about our source of inspiration for the Quilters Warehouse Blog. You can read it by clicking here.

August 2008:

Our Gadabout Bag pattern was chosen to be used in the featured project in the September 2008 issue of Creative Machine Embroidery. We are THRILLED! You can see the cover (on the right), and you can read a teaser from the article by clicking here.

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Sewing.Com launched their free ezine this month, and I was lucky enough to be chosen as the guest writer for the premier issue! How cool is that? This first issue is the “Back to School” issue and you can click here to read the whole magazine.

August 2007:

Remember the Bling Bag? If you pick up a copy of “Holidays” magazine, by SewNews, then I think you’ll recognize this little project, renamed, “Trinket Tote”. I provided the samples for SewNews to photograph, and I am tickled to death with how nice the article that I wrote looks! It’s thrilling to be a featured writer in this great magazine. You can click here to see the Bling Bag sample, and here, to see the picture of the Child’s wallet. Or if you’d rather see the whole article, you can go get the magazine! (It’s available thru November 2007.)

April 2007:

StudioKat Designs is the featured sponsor for the Handbag Making Contest at Pattern Review.Com.

March 2007:

StudioKat Designs is featured in the March 2007 edition of SewNews magazine in the “On The Web” section, as a recommended site of interest!

October 2006:

Marcus Brothers Textiles has commissioned StudioKat Designs to design a fun project, made up in Marcus Brothers fabrics. The AeroPurse is currently being featured on the “Fun & Features” page. The process was fun, AND I get a little free advertising to boot!

March 2006:

Brewer Sewing Supplies contracts with StudioKat Designs to feature ALL of our handbag designs in Perfect Occasions Fabric at the Spring Quilt Market in Minneapolis, Minnesota in May 2006. This is a really big honor for us and a tremendous opportunity for the “Bags w/ Panache” Collection! I’m so excited!

February 2006:

Henrietta’s Handbags now features StudioKat Designs as a resident Designer and gave us our OWN page on her site!

March 2005:

StudioKat Designs is featured in the “Village Voice“, Clemmons, NC