ABOUT THE DESIGNER
Who do you design for and what is your style?
Anything can benefit by an application of pattern, so what have you got? I'd like to take a crack at patterning a Mini Cooper! And I'm a quilter, so naturally I love to design for quilters, too. I like to push my collections to a broader space. Matchy-matchy is out, funky eclecticism is in! I want to encourage quilters to go forth and mix boldly!
What inspires you?
Funky vintage quilts really inspire me; those quilters weren't waiting around for somebody to give them permission! The love of making is so apparent in those old quilts.
The textile designs of Lucienne Day and Josef Frank are so bold and imaginative; their work is thrilling!
I really admire Amy Butler's design collections; they plainly "go" without being twee or matchy-matchy. I'm a huge fan of Luli Sanchez too.
What do you love about being a designer?
When I get started designing, the "what ifs" and "why nots" begin! Designing is endless potential, and that's thrilling!
Where can you be found/what are you doing on your days off?
I start to fidget if I can't be involved in making something; a quilt, or a doodle, or lunch! I love leisurely road trips of all lengths. I love wandering around on foot in foreign cities, alone or with a friend. I love walks! I love having our kids visit, and want to teach our granddaughters to love making too.