Q: Where did you find your original inspiration for Edges?
A:As a designer I just love great basics for my sewing projects. I wanted to make a line that I would want to use with everything. I thought of some of the modern art that I love and tried to channel that.
Q: What was your “aha” moment in designing this collection?
A:I sent in my first design to Kathy Miller thinking that it would be a great blender on its own–like Painter’s Canvas. Kathy Miller loved it so much she wanted me to build a whole collection with it. And it just came together in a very natural way. It was such a blast to design.
Q:Tell me about your sewing machines. What kinds do you have and how many?
A:I have two Bernina sewing machines and one Bernina serger.
Q:What is your favorite part of the fabric industry?
A:The women I meet and do creative projects with.
Q:From what aspect of your life do you draw creativity?
A:I’m obsessed with color. I really notice interesting colors and textures in my surroundings–like peeling paint on an old building or bark on a tree, anything really.
Q:What is the most challenging part of the design process?
A:Finding the time!
Q:What are your favorite and least favorite colors and why?
A:I feel a bit like you’re asking me which of my children is my favorite. 🙂 But I’ll give it a shot. Aqua is a favorite color because it looks great with almost anything. As far as a least favorite goes–even the ugliest colors are great in the right context.