About Benartex

General Info

Designers

Benartex Team

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Benartex is a leading supplier of creative 100% designer cotton prints. Our goal is to provide a large selection of beautiful, fine quality cotton prints to the creative women and men worldwide who design and make quilts, crafts, wearable art, and home decorating items. So truly Benartex is Fabric for quilters. By quilters.

 

Meet Our Designers

Quilters, artists, authors, teachers...we're proud of our design family! Designers are listed in alphabetical order for your convenience.

Eleanor Burns PhotoEleanor Burns
Over thirty years ago Eleanor Burns introduced her first "Quilt in a Day" book, beginning a quilt making revolution. She also introduced an incredibly rapid stitching system, applying the method of assembly line sewing to piecework. Her concise, step-by-step directions were easy to grasp, allowing anyone to be successful at making a quilt. Today, as she continues to passionately devote herself to motivating thousands of want-to be quilters with needed self-confidence, her name and techniques have become synonymous with quiltmaking. See some of Eleanor's collections: Romance Coordinates, Zoey & Christine, and Ellie Ann.

 

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Michelle D'Amore
Michele loved designing, coloring and silk-screening on her own 3 yard cuts of fabric. She learned how to make her own frames, stretch the silk, transfer the designs and press the paint through the screen with a "squeegee". Her dream was to live and work in New York designing textiles and for the last 30 years, she has been fortunate enough to do just  that. Her goal now is to extend that dream by including manufactures in the stationary, china, gifts, bedding, and apparel industries. Michelle also designs fabrics for Contempo. See some of Michelle's collections: Starburst, Happy Holidays-Poinsettia, Happy Holidays-Snowmen, Butterfly Effect, Venezia, Vintage Scrapbook, Paintbox/Shadows, Precious Metals and more!

 

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Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry
Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry, is a professional quilt artist. She makes original fine art for the walls of homes and businesses from fabric that is stitched together and quilted. Most of her work is made from 100% cotton fabric, which is dyed and painted, then pieced, appliquéd, embroidered, and quilted on her sewing machine. See some of Caryl's collections: New Wave, Essential Gradations, Electric Feather, Caryl's Feather.

 

 

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Rose Ann Cook
Rose Ann opened her quilt shop, Quilter’s Emporium, in 2004. Quilter’s Emporium was honored by American Patchwork and Quilting magazine as a Top Ten shop in their Fall 2010 issue of Quilt Sampler magazine. Rose Ann is excited to share her original designs and stories of her father’s family with interested readers in her book “Czecherboard Quilts: Stories from my father’s family. You can visit Rose Ann’s quiltshop on her website at www.quiltersemporium.com. Check our her new collection Glass House!

 

Nancy Halvorsen

Nancy Halvorsen
Nancy is the designer, author and publisher of over forty project books and sixty quilt/craft patterns since she started her company, Art to Heart, in 1992. Nancy’s designs are sold internationally and cater to quilters who want appealing projects they can whip up in a hurry. Her projects include piecing, fusible appliqué and simple embroidery. She has designed many memorable and inspirational designs for Benartex. See some of Nancy's collections: This N That, More of This N That, Christmas Pure and Simple, Ho Ho Ho-Let it snow and more!

 

Nancy Halvorsen

Cheryl Haynes
Cheryl started designing patterns for dolls in 1992 and sold them through craft fairs and local quilt shops. In 1993, Cheryl attended her first International Quilt Market & Festival in Houston, Texas. She added quilted wall hanging patterns in 1994 and started designing craft books for Darrow Production Company that same year. She has been designing prints and patterns for Benartex for years. Her "folk-art" style really adds a charm to her fabrics. See some of Cheryl's collections: Folk Art, Moose on the Loose, Harvest Song, and more!


Sharon PicSharon Hultgren
Sharon, while teaching, came up with the design for the Easy Angle. This tool has made it possible to cut squares, triangles and other shapes from the same strip of fabric. She has continued to design other Easy tools, written several books and teaches around world. Sharon especially enjoys weekend retreats where quilters can relax and have fun while learning to quilt. She has also designed great product that is being produced by Benartex Fabrics. It is called "Foundation by the Yard." These are panels of fabric printed with patterns of quilt blocks to be sewn on.

 

Ann PicAnn Lauer
Ann is an award winning fiber artist who has been professionally designing and creating quilts and fabric pieces for over twenty years. Ann has also extensively taught quilt design and techniques. In 2005, she founded Grizzly Gulch Gallery, a quilt pattern design company currently featuring over 60 creative and unusual quilt patterns. Her quilt patterns have been shown in all the mer catalogs a
ajor quilt mail ords well as in national and international quilt magazines and are distributed to retail quilt stores nationwide. Ann is known for her use of color and large scale prints. See some of Ann's collections: Circle Play, Butterfly Forest, Poppy Panache, Sundance.

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Paula Nadelstern
Paula tries to free herself from a conventional sense of fabric orderliness, seeking a random quality in order to imitate the endless possibilities synonymous with kaleidoscopes. She make quilts on the same block in the Bronx where she grew up. Being a New Yorker wrapped up in the fabric of city life creates an inherent paradox contrasting the traditional image of quiltmaking as part of a simple, make-do, rural way of life with my own complex urban-shaped space. Paula's quilts have achieved international recognition for the innovative and complex designs inspired by the bilateral symmetry of kaleidoscopic images. See some of Paula's collections: Chromazone, Palindromes, Stained Glass/Ruffles, Fabracadabra, Metallica, Extreme Colors and more!

 

Matt PicMatthew Pridemore
Matthew holds Master degrees in both anthropology and architecture. He is a licensed Architect in Arizona. Matthew joined The Whimsical Workshop with his wife and creative partner Heidi Pridemore full-time in 2010.  He enjoys the design process, whether it is a new building, art piece or quilt design. Matthew’s designs have been featured in popular quilting magazines such as Fabric Trends, Quiltmaker, and Quilting Treasures.The Whimsical Workshop is a full-service design studio and retailer specializing in bright, fun quilt patterns, fabric, fabric kits, books and licensing. www.thewhimsicalworkshop.com. See Matt's collection Booooville.

 

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Jackie Robinson
An international teacher and lecturer since 1989, Jackie has authored 12 quilting books is is a National Artisan for Bernina. She is best known for her geometric patterns, creating new and expanded designs from traditional shapes. Jackie has made in excess of 400 quilts. Jackie opened her first quilt shop in a St. Louis suburb in 1982. In '88, they sold it to make a choice move to Durango where they opened Animas Quilts. Jackie loves designing fabrics with Benartex. View Jackie's collections: My Little Chickadee, Basic Blacks and Beiges, A Mum For A Mum, Chickadees and Berries, Glorious Hummingbirds, Father Frost and more!

 

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Susan Rooney
Always inventive and up for new design challenges, Susan Rooney delivers a kaleidoscope of color and concepts. Rich color palates create a striking impact for the home decor, gift, stationery, scrapbook, and party markets. Beyond Susan's 2D design collections, she loves to play with paper creating 3D concepts for greeting cards and other applications. Now Susan has expanded into fabric. Her first collections with Benartex were “Breezy Blooms and Autumn Breeze” Her stunning collections are all about rich color and movement. Susan's Brush Dance collection is a great hit too!

 

 


 

Meet Our Benartex Team

If you were to add up the years of experience of the Benartex team, it would probably amount to several centuries!

 

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Belinda Cook - Accounts Receivable/Receptionist
Belinda does a little bit of everything. From handling customer orders and invoices, to taking customer service calls and office duties.

 

 

 

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Meet our Customer Service Team!

They are here to help you with any questions and providing quality product and service information. 

 

(From left to right...)

Monique Ortiz, Customer Service

Roula Papadakis, Customer Service Manager

Ashley Fraites, Export Manager

Yasmeen Davis, Customer Service

 

 

 

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Jeremy Jeffries

National Sales Manager

 

 

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do you pronounce Benartex?

    Anyway you want to! Many people say "ben ART ex," because our fabrics remind them of works of art. Others say "ben ar TEX", since tex stands for textiles. We say "BEN ar tex", because it was named after Mr. Benardete (Mr. "B"), and we place the emphasis on the first syllable.

  • How do I find Benartex fabrics?

    Since you are reading this on your computer or smart device, help is just a click away! Check out our Store Locator Page. You can then either enter the name of a quilt shop. You also have the option of searching for a specific fabric and viewing all the shops that carry it.

     

    Still can't find what you are looking for? Write to us and we will try to help. Our email address is info@benartex.com. In the unlikely event that your local quilt shop does not carry Benartex fabrics, have them contact us with your name and email address. If they open a new account, you will win a fabric prize!

  • Where can I buy Benartex fabrics?

    Benartex sells to the wholesale trade only, so to purchase our fabrics, please visit your local Quilt Shop or contact your favorite Mail Order House. Remember, if you'd like some help in finding a shop near you, our Store Locator Page lists hundreds of shops nationwide.

  • How can I find out about new fabric collections?

    There are a number of ways! Sign up to recieve our free Email Newsletter. This monthly newsletter will keep you advised when our website is updated. It will also have news about new fabrics, promotions and projects. Just go to "Special Offers" to sign up.

    If you prefer to see and feel real fabrics before you go to your favorite quilt shop, join Mr. B's Preview Pack Club, For $19.95 a year, this is a great value! Four times a year you receive an informative newsletter and a pack of 5" x 5" swatches of a brand new collection. We currently have over 5000 members. It's fun! 

  • Where can i see your collections? Do you have a catalogue?

    We've found that our website is one of the best ways to present our lines. To see our collections, new and old, just go to the website and click on Fabric Gallery. You'll be amazed at the wonderful variety of styles!

    We also offer a seasonal "Shoptalk" brochure which holds the newest collections and fabrics from our studios. To view the newest Shoptalk click HERE.