Daughters of Helios

Foundation Paper Piecing Pattern Collaboration

About

Meet the Power of Seasons designers!

Catalina Barceló Maimó

Amarar Creacions

Catalina Barceló Maimó

Amarar Creacions

I am Catalina from Spain, an enthusiast of the crafts who has found in the fabrics and threadsthe best way to express her creativity.

From very young I grew up among the sewing machine, needles, fabrics, threads, metric tapes, … of my grandmother, a professional dressmaker all her life. So maybe something was thrown into my blood, although I focused on another area. I studied Economics and passed an opposition to enter to the public administration. I also do music studies and give classes for some time. Even so, the desire of creating has gone along with me all my life. After having my two children, I bought a sewing machine to get into the world of sewing and a few years later I have decided to make a radical change in my life and create Amarar Creacions. So, currently, I am an autonomous entrepreneur who tries to make of her passion her work. Amarar Creations is my small business with which I can develop my creativity.

At the beginning of my sewing path, I started experimenting with different materials and creating an assortment of accessories like belts, bags, pillows, curtains, etc. However, when I discovered the world of quilting I instantly felt in love with it and I started sewing quilts and experimenting with differents techniques, specially Foundation Paper Piecing. As I always loved
making my original designs I started to create my own patterns and now it has become a part important of my business.

Since I love to explore new adventures, apart from quilter and pattern designers, I am pattern tech editor helping to other designers to create their own patterns at Secorner Pattern Worshop with my partner Sarah Harris (@acorncornerquilts). Ans I am also the creator of QuiltInk, the new app to digital colour-in quilting patterns in an easy, fast, fun and eco-friendly way.

Julia Wachs

Julia Wachs Designs

Julia Wachs

Julia Wachs Designs

Julia started quilting in 2014 after moving to Seattle right after graduating from engineering school at the university of Alabama. She’s always been an artistic person, and quilting became her after-work creative outlet. Her designs are modern and geometric, which she attributes to the engineering side of herself. When she’s not quilting, she enjoys traveling, hiking, watching movies, sampling new beer, and playing with her dog, Andre.

Cristina De Miranda

Ships and Violins

Cristina de Miranda

Ships and Violins

Cristina De Miranda is a Canadian designer and quilting instructor based in Toronto, Canada. Her work has been published in Canadian and International publications since the inception of Ships & Violins in 2018. She was the featured designer for the Canadian Quilters Association’s/ACC mystery quilt in 2021. 

She has a unique style consisting of bold colours, graphic elements, and dynamic layouts. Explore more of her work by following along on Instagram @shipsandviolins or by visiting shipsandviolins.com.

Rachelle Craig

Rachelle Handmade

Rachelle Craig

Rachelle Handmade

Rachelle is a former construction engineer turned designer pursuing her long-time dream of designing quilt patterns. 

She enjoys the entire process of quilt making from the spark of inspiration to watching a written design turn into a tangible quilt. 

Rachelle lives in rural Wisconsin with her husband, two cats, and a herd of cows. You can follow her quilty adventures on her blog, www.rachellehandmade.com or on Instagram @rachelle_handmade.