Designer Studio Tour with McKenna Ryan
This past weekend we had the opportunity to visit McKenna Ryan in her studio. Her nature-inspired appliqué quilts are truly works of art. It is amazing how many talented designers live in Portland, and McKenna does not disappoint!
McKenna has been making quilting patterns for 20 years and her showroom has the quilts to prove it! We knew we were getting close when we spotted the hallway leading up to her front door.
To say McKenna’s showroom is beautiful would be an understatement. Her space is covered in quilts! The large windows surrounding the studio allow great natural lighting and a spectacular view of the city.
Although McKenna’s art has evolved over the years, her techniques and inspiration from nature remains the same. She uses a unique mix of colors with organic shapes to make her whimsical wildlife scenes. Her unconventional use of fabric and trims gives great texture and dimension to her quilts.
Thank you McKenna! Your studio is amazing and we so appreciate you opening your creative space to us! We cannot wait to see what new quilts you have in-store!
Take a look at our selection of patterns and notions by McKenna Ryan in-store and online