I really love when a design collaboration turns out even better than anticipated. Such is the case with these beauties... a series of clutch purses (featuring my quilting fabrics from the Quiet Moments and Soft Repose collections) sewn and hand embellished by Barb Brandt. The quilting / sewing / crafting community is very loyal and tight and I have been fortunate to meet and then work with some of the best. Through my Instagram and real life connection to Stephanie Soebbing from @quiltaddictsanonymous, I was introduced to QAA customer, Barb Brandt @barbbrandt3 who expressed admiration for my fabric lines. After seeing Barb use one of @maychappell 's patterns for a clutch purse to spectacular effect, we decided to collaborate on a few of them using my fabrics. The bead work is delicate and perfectly accents and highlights the patterning of my fabrics. A really stylish and modern project that you, too, can create!
I was so honored when Stephanie Soebbing, owner of Quilt Addicts Anonymous, asked if she could interview me for her engaging Podcast, Sit & Sew. We sat down recently to chat and I shared my experiences as an artist and designer. We talk about the evolution of my career, art licensing, my design inspiration, my creative process and more:) Stephanie asked great questions and our conversation covered the span of many years and a lot of territory that I hope you'll find insightful and interesting. So, grab a cup of tea or coffee and enjoy a listen.
Stephanie and I have collaborated on a couple of quilting projects that will come to light this year. Additionally, she used two of my fabric lines, Soft Repose and Quiet Moments, to create beautiful quilts that will be featured in her upcoming book, "Simple Quilts for the Modern Home". The book will debut later this year so if you are interested in grabbing a copy, sign up for her newsletter so you are on the list! She has a thriving quilt store in Illinois and a very established blog and podcast which is a resource for quilters of all skill levels, providing daily articles featuring tutorials, original patterns and quilting news. Visit her website, Quilt Addicts Anonymous to see more:)