Valori Wells is a prolific woman. She’s a quilter, author, fabric and pattern designer. She also co-owns The Stitchin’ Post in Sisters, Oregon. Her fabric designs have always had crossover appeal, attracting both traditional quilters and (if I may co-opt this term, J. Caroline!) the fabric 2.0 crowd, and her newest quilting and home decor fabric lines, Olive Rose for FreeSpirit, really caught my eye.
My designs are inspired by nature and my surroundings. Everywhere I go, I carry a camera and sketchbook. From images captured and sketched, I develop my designs starting with pencil drawings then painting in acrylic or gauache. These paintings and drawings are also scanned for use digitally.
More on Valori and Olive Rose in this post on the Fat Quarter Shop’s Jolly Jabber blog.