I am also a lifetime sewer and lover of prints and fabrics. I can hardly recall a time in my life that I didn’t sew. I spent many a day impatiently waiting my turn at the sewing machine that I shared with my mom and three sisters. On weekends most looked forward to trips to the fabric store. In third grade I remember proudly sporting a lovely pant suit ensemble that I had made on my own. When I wasn’t sewing I was often drawing or painting. Fabric and art are in my soul. I went on to college and studied studio art and theatre.
In the early 90’s I took up quilting as if it were my job. During that time I became skilled at all aspects of quilting. To see some of my quilt work click here: Quilts
• hand piecing
• hand quilting
• hand appliqué
• machine piecing
• machine quilting
• free_motion machine quilting
• free-motion machine embroidery
• paper piecing
• freezer paper appliqué
I feel that I have much to offer the quilt pattern industry because of this knowledge and experience as a quilter.
It was during this time that I started to design my own fabrics, not just work with other people’s deigns.
In 2004 I applied to design school at the University of Cincinnati, DAAP (University of Cincinnati’s college of Design, Art, Architecture, and Planning). In 2009 I finally earned my Graphic Design degree. http://www.daap.uc.edu
• Adobe Illustrator
• Adobe Photoshop
• Icon development
• book design
I have spent the last few years taking courses to supplement my above skills with courses in pattern design.
• pattern design
• seamless repeats
• trend forecasting/trend boards
• business development
Between my art skills, sewing skills, quilting skills, and graphic design skills from a top tier design school. I am uniquely suited as a pattern/textile designer for the quilting industry. I know how to address individual needs of each client to customize designs just for you. I have an extensive portfolio of available designs. I look forward to working with you in the near future.
If you share my goals and would like to print the graphic you may do so here. My Daily Goals