Kathy Doughty (Material Obsessions) as far as quilt style, I follow her blog. She is funny, authentic and inspires creativity in life. This is her Gypsy Kisses inspired by Kaffe.
I met Kathy last year in Sisters (or was that 2 years ago?) and I was happy to spend a few minutes with her this past week. She is a remarkable woman!!
In my opinion the Stitchin' Post every year takes on a more modern bent to quilting. It was especially obvious to me this year seeing the Quilt Show teachers tent.
Even Sue Spargo doesn't look traditional surrounded by the modern quilts.