Archive for the ‘Designer Interviews’ Category

Interview: Jay McCarroll (Part 1)

Jay McCarroll’s fourth fabric collection for FreeSpirit, Habitat, was released last month and so far it has gotten tons of love all over the blog world. On the off chance you don’t know who Jay is, he was crowned the winner of the first season of Project Runway for his colorful, inventive final collection that [...]

Interview: Darlene Zimmerman on Betty Dear, Feedsacks, and More

Most people know Darlene Zimmerman from her enormously popular, feedsack-inspired collections for Robert Kaufman, but this tour de force (and very lovely lady) also happens to be a designer of patterns and quilting tools, a published textile historian, an in-demand leader of quilting workshops, and a very accomplished quilter. We are grateful that she found [...]

Interview: Jessica Swift on Giselle

    Everything about Jessica Swift just radiates warmth: The colors of her website, her thoughtful and inspirational blog posts, the love she infuses into her custom portraits, her dazzling, mysterious paintings. Even her yet-to-be-fully-unvieled new project The Declaration of You looks to be a wonderful, warm, supportive whatever-it-is. So I was really excited back [...]

Blog Tour/Giveaway: City Quilts by Cherri House

Today I’m thrilled to host the grand finale of Cherri House‘s blog tour to celebrate her new book City Quilts. OK, confession — I was just late in asking to be included, so Cherri was kind enough to tack me on to the end of the tour! Jessica is the rightful grand-finale host, but I [...]

Interview: Nancy Mims on Free to Grow (With Giveaway)

+ { Nancy Mims in her booth at Spring Quilt Market 2010 in Minneapolis — outfit by Kathie Sever of Ramonsterwear } There were so many fabulous fabrics that debuted at Spring Quilt Market this year, and to me, Free to Grow by Mod Green Pod for Robert Kaufman was up there amongst the most [...]

Designer Q&A: Laurie Wisbrun on Tufted Tweets

{ Tufted Tweets: sorbet colorway } Stay tuned for Tufted Tweets giveaway news at the end of this post! Austinite Laurie Wisbrun is a surface designer who — after 20 years in marketing and a brief stint in cheese — began designing and selling her own fabric designs through Etsy with the aid of digital [...]

Interview/Giveaway: Melimba & Beccabury on Rainy Days and Mondays

Melimba & Beccabury are Melissa Snyder Wood and Rebecca Snyder, a two-sister design team whose debut fabric collection Rainy Days and Mondays was recently released by Riley Blake Designs. This little collection has been enthusiastically received so far for its bright, happy colors and clever adaptation of umbrella and rain motifs into geometric patterns. I’d [...]

Guest Post: Tula Pink on Plume

First off, big thanks to True Up for inviting me back to talk about Plume, my newest collection for Moda Fabrics. Plume was an opportunity for me to go a little bit further in my design process. The main goal was to drown in detail, the kind of detail that you need muck boots to [...]

Giveaway / Q&A: Jessica Levitt on Timber

Nearly a year after bringing her fresh designs to Spring Quilt Market 2009 to find a home, new designer Jessica Levitt sits down to share with us the tale. After you are thoroughly impressed, please enter our giveaway for one of three fat quarter packs of Timber — details at the end of the post. [...]