Lonni Rossi is an accomplished graphic designer, internationally known fabric designer, color specialist, art quilt maker, pattern designer and teacher. Her work is a dance between design, composition, color and texture, with the goal always to find balance between these elements. Lonni Rossi became interested in quilting in the early 80’s, but didn’t make what she considers her first “art quilt” until 1994. She worked as a professional graphic designer for many years, and has taught graphic design and typography at both Moore College of Art & Design and Drexel University. She was a co-founder of Art Quilt Elements (the former Art Quilts at the Sedgwick). She has participated in many group shows locally and nationally, and has had one-woman art quilt shows in Philadelphia, Munich and London.
Lonni Rossi offers her original hand-painted fabrics on dupionni silk, silk habutai, silk charmeuse, silk taffeta, velvet, canvas, linen, cotton sateen and pima cotton. Fabrics are printed (either commercially or on-site) with contemporary, abstract and large-scale motifs with interesting and unusual textures and beautiful colors. Original fabrics may be digitally printed, silk screened, hand-painted, discharged, stenciled or stamped in layers and created in the Studio on a daily basis.
We feature commercially printed quilting fabrics with designs licensed by Lonni Rossi to Andover Fabrics, Inc. of New York. We maintain a nice selection of bed quilts for sale in various sizes, as well as original quilt patterns and kits, featuring Lonni’s commercially printed cottons.
Lonni’s original one-of-a-kind fabrics are sold by the yard, and custom orders using your choice of fabric, color and design motif are happily accepted. Please call for a consultation. These custom fabrics can be used to create many soft furnishings for the home --pillows, room dividers, wall art and art quilts—as well as custom-made wearable art garments.
On-going classes are offered in the Studio in surface design, quilting techniques for beginners, art quilt design and composition, and threadplay and embroidery techniques.