Meet Fabric Design Finalist Lee Heinrich

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The finalists for our Fabric Design Contest have submitted their secondary designs, so while we get them ready to be judged, we thought we would share the designs with you and a little bit about the designer…

Meet Lee Heinrich, designer of “Kaleidoscope Lane”

Lee Heinrich is a graphic designer. She lives in Mequon, Wisconsin, with her husband and two daughters, ages 5 and 2. She started sewing about 4 years ago, shortly after leaving her job to stay home with her oldest daughter. She taught herself to quilt and instantly fell in love with it.

Lee blogs about her sewing and quilting projects at Her work has been featured in Fat Quarterly, the Moda Bake Shop, Modern Day Quilts, Gen X Quilters, and Sew Mama Sew.

36 responses to “Meet Fabric Design Finalist Lee Heinrich”

  1. Lindsay Sews Says:
    10/05/2011 8:49 am

    Just wonderful! I love the sneak peek of this collection–these colors and prints would really make a project pop!

  2. Rachel Says:
    10/05/2011 8:56 am


  3. Rebecca Says:
    10/05/2011 9:39 am

    Oh, I love this line!

  4. Katie B Says:
    10/05/2011 10:50 am

    I love Lee’s collection! Great job!

  5. Kena Says:
    10/05/2011 11:01 am

    I absolutely love this and will have to have it. Thank you for sharing your talent.

  6. delia Says:
    10/05/2011 2:25 pm

    What a great collection all around!

  7. Melissa Corry Says:
    10/05/2011 2:38 pm

    I absolutely love these prints!!! They are so fantastic!! And the color combo’s are perfect!! Can’t wait to see them in print so I can stock up :)

  8. Susan Says:
    10/05/2011 3:30 pm

    I love it too and would jump at the chance to purchase it.

  9. Annaliese Says:
    10/05/2011 3:42 pm

    What a great line! It takes such a great eye to make the supporting prints just as vibrant and fun as the focus print. I already can think of so many ways to use them!

  10. Lara Says:
    10/05/2011 4:38 pm

    This is a lovely and fresh looking fabric.

  11. Mary Jo Says:
    10/05/2011 4:43 pm

    Really would love to see these designs become fabric. Love it!

  12. Jenniffier Says:
    10/05/2011 5:12 pm

    Such lovely colors and designs.

  13. Carol T Says:
    10/05/2011 5:38 pm

    I just love this line and hope that it wins. I would love all the quilt kits that could be made with this line.

  14. Ginger Says:
    10/05/2011 6:57 pm

    I really like this collection

  15. Kate Landine Says:
    10/05/2011 10:49 pm

    I feel like this is something that I would expect to see, very professional and versatile. I vote yes!

  16. Leanne Says:
    10/06/2011 7:58 am

    I think that this collection is wonderful and I hope that it wins because I am already planning projects for it!

  17. patricia Says:
    10/06/2011 9:34 am

    I really love this collection of fabrics. There are so many things I want to make with these. When can I buy it?

  18. Mitzi Says:
    10/06/2011 9:41 am

    Such a great collection! Love everything about it.

  19. Lea S. Says:
    10/06/2011 11:33 am

    Now this collection looks like a typical Connecting Threads collection. Not crazy about the green and aqua.

  20. Marlene @ KISSed Quilts Says:
    10/07/2011 6:59 am

    Lee’s line has so many possibilities! Love it!!

  21. Lyanna L. Says:
    10/07/2011 7:45 am

    Love this collection! The colors are gorgeous and so cheerful – I would use every single one of these prints. When can I buy them? =)

  22. liveacolorfullife Says:
    10/07/2011 8:01 am

    I have followed Lee’s design process all along. It’s beautiful! I would buy yards of this collection. Everything about it is wonderful–the colors and the design.

  23. Arlene Says:
    10/07/2011 11:46 am

    Fabulous colors! Every single print works well alone & with the others.

  24. Erika Says:
    10/07/2011 6:15 pm

    Great job Lee! The line looks amazing!

  25. Liane R Says:
    10/08/2011 5:19 am

    I just love this collection! So many fun ideas float through my mind!

  26. MisB Says:
    10/08/2011 7:43 am

    Such a fun collection! These prints would make some terrific bags (among many other great projects).

  27. christine Says:
    10/09/2011 4:53 am

    lovely fresh colors and designs

  28. Elizabeth Says:
    10/09/2011 8:47 pm

    I adore this collection!! So fresh and modern and fun :) I would have to have all of these prints in my stash if CT printed this collection!! It’s the winner in my book, hands down!

  29. Kate Says:
    10/09/2011 9:29 pm

    What a great collection! I love all the coordinating prints and the colors are great.

  30. Cindy Says:
    10/10/2011 7:28 am

    Love this! I’d buy it.

  31. Lena Says:
    10/10/2011 10:56 am

    I would absolutely buy this collection – I feel like it’s so different from the typical CT collections, way more modern and fun. I love the other colorways Lee showed on her blog, too!

  32. Faith Says:
    10/10/2011 4:46 pm

    Oh yum, I could make SO much with these fabrics! LOVE them!

  33. Kate @swimbikequilt Says:
    10/10/2011 6:02 pm

    Love this collection!!! The colors. The patterns. Excellent!!!!

  34. Sharon B Says:
    10/11/2011 7:47 am

    Wonderful designs and colors! When can I get my hands on some?

  35. Liz Says:
    10/11/2011 3:27 pm

    Omg I SO want this fabric!!! Please print this collection!

  36. LuckyCharm Says:
    03/10/2012 6:20 pm

    This is a gorgeous collection. I certainly hope it will get picked up by a mfgr.


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