Amy Sedaris: I Like You

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Windham is throwing down the gauntlet on celebrity fabric collections with Amy SedarisI Like You. Take that, Marie Osmond and Ty Pennington! Aside from Amy’s celebrity, there sure aren’t enough funny/weird fabric collections out there so I hope this marks the beginning of a long and beautiful contract.

Amy Sedaris is the author of I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence (I haven’t seen the book, so I don’t know how/if the collection ties in) and her newest, Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People. She wrote and starred in Strangers With Candy, has had parts in several films and made guest appearances on zillions of talk shows.

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5 Comments

  1. Elisa says:

    Am I the only person who finds this to be the most bizarre partnering of business and celebrity? Windham, the company that brings us uber traditional fabrics like Civil War reproduction prints(among other things) and Amy Sedaris.

    • Kim says:

      I agree, Elisa! Except Windham has been producing Lotta Jansdotter, Julia Rothman, and some other modern collections so it kind of fits. Or not!?

  2. Hi. Although I don’t often comment on quilting blogs, I do enjoy reading them and I thought I might add to the comments about our exciting new project with Amy Sedaris. One of the things that has always interested me about the world of quilting is the incredible diversity of fabric designs. Further to that the willingness of “sewists” everywhere to risk working outside the boundaries that might otherwise have been set for them…”What the hell, it’s only fabric!”

    Considering the renaissance that is modern quilting, this notion has never been truer than it is today. It is also one of the things that I first noticed about working with Amy. It was her use of our very traditional President’s Collection in a most unusual and unpredictable way which made me say WOW! Amy used our US Presidents fabric, (circa 1915), in a room setting in her home and then used the same fabric in a dress she wore in an appearance on Late Night with David Letterman; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L02zpnfF0h8

    So I like to think at Windham Fabrics we can also push the envelope. So far everything from our most traditional reproductions to the clean modern esthetic of Lotta Jansdotter have been met with the most enthusiastic reception. I only hope that the increasingly varied universe of quilters and fabric enthusiasts are having as much fun with our fabric as we are making it!

    So as I consider the possibilities that an ever-increasing array of fabrics from Windham appeals to an even more eclectic group of crafters, I say let the Amy Sedaris crafting juggernaut continue!

    Many thanks to the folks at True Up for noticing and posting our fabrics.

    Mickey Krueger
    VP, Windham Fabrics

    • Elisa says:

      Mickey, I think the diversity of Windham is fantastic and this newest addition just adds to the eclectic mix. Frankly I find your spectrum of fabric designs/designers refreshing as opposed to several of the other companies that have multiple designers churning out near identical lines. What many consumers don’t realize is that partnering with a company for their aesthetic is only a singular element of the relationship. Windham offers something different from a business perspective as well and I think some designers are taking note, hence your newer clients. I’m hoping consumers notice as well. Keep up the good work!

  3. Sorry for the follow up post, but here is a link to see the Presidents chair cushions that Amy made with our Presidents fabric; http://windhamfabsnipits.typepad.com/
    Mickey