I can’t believe how much Deborah Moebes of Whipstitch is rockin the Atlanta sewing scene. She’s organized a Fabric Design Weekend, taking place tomorrow and Saturday, starring Melody Miller, Ellen Baker, and Rashida Coleman-Hale. The deets:
We’ll begin on Friday night, September 10, with a Happy Hour meet-n-greet from 6-8 pm, giving you the chance to ask the designers your questions and get their feedback on your own design ideas. We’ll have samples of the designers’ fabric on display in the shop, and a chance to win a free fabric bundle of all the designs! Saturday, September 11, join us at 11 am for a panel discussion and hear each of these four talented and successful designers share with you how they think through a fabric collection, how you can translate your own ideas to fabric, and how to break into the world of fabric design. Stick around for a demonstration for how to create a clean pattern repeat for upload to print your own fabric, followed by a second drawing for a winner of a $25 Whipstitch gift certificate, open to all of you who attend the panel discussion. All events for the Fabric Design Weekend are FREE and open to the public.
Even if you’re not in Atlanta, I think this is a fabulous idea and that you should organize one for your town.
(Whipstitch is located at 1000 Marietta St, Suite 102, Atlanta, GA 30318, phone 404/897-1114.)