Luana Rubin's Designer Collections
|Sweet Stuff Collection|
Camelot fabrics (produced by Timeless
and quilt kit were featured in McCalls Quilting Magazine's April 2003
issue, and her Tarot Art Quilt "Empress" was in the April 2003 issue of
Quilters Newsletter. Luana's "Empress" and 3 other quilts were in the Tarot
and Potluck exhibits, at the Spring 2003 Chicago Quilt Festival.
Her articles on Astrology for Quilters have also been featured in 2 recent issues of McCalls Quilting Magazine. (Aug '02 and Feb '03) Luana has also written vendor reviews for the Fabshopnet quarterly newsletter - a quilt industry trade publication.
Luana was also
chosen as a designer for the 2003 & 2004 Bernina Fashion Shows - "Fantasy"
and "Celebration". Her one-of-a-kind ensembles were draped on a dressform
with fabrics from eQuilter.com.
The 2003 gown
was featured in the Jan/Feb 2004 issue of McCalls Quilting magazine and
the 2004 ensemble will be in the Jan 2005 issue of Sew News.
See Luana's Bernina Fashion Show page here.
Luana's design/art studio is on the 2nd floor over the eQuilter warehouse in Boulder. This is where she works on her textile designs, art quilts, wearable art and paintings. Luana's artwork started as a fashion illustrator, and progressed to detailed studies in portraiture and figure painting. She has studied with many well known painters over the years, including Frank Covino (Classic Italian Oil Portraiture), Buffalo Kaplinski (watercolor landscapes) and Julia Jordan (watercolor florals). Luana works in watercolor, pastels and oils. Her favorite subjects are figures and faces, flowers and travel scenes.
Luana and Paul live with their 3 children (Mason - 13, Sammy - 6, and baby Sophie) next to the Celestial Seasonings herbal tea factory. When the windows are open, it smells like the tea flavor of the day! 2 cats, a sheltie and an aquarium also share this vegetarian household. The flower garden in back is packed with perennials, bulbs, flowering bushes and trees, which are an endless inspiration for Luana's paintings and textile designs. (Her favorites are lilacs and stargazer lilies!)
Luana traveled to China to adopt Sophie in April '02.
Luana's travel diary and photos
Paul and Luana are also committed to giving a percentage of sales to charity. 2% of sales at eQuilter go to charity, and the company gave $69,000 in 2002.