Lynne Hagmeier is a Fat Quarter Shop favorite! She specializes in primitive fabrics and all of her fabric collections work well together. We always carry all her collections due to their popularity, and we are happy to have her blog for us today. Autumn Journey is coming in really soon, and we know you can hardly wait!
Where do you get your ideas/inspiration for fabric designs?
Fall colors in nature as well as leaves, acorns and berries are always a favorite. Vintage fabrics with a theme of flowers or leaves set the tone.
What is your design process?
I begin with a theme from an antique print fabric in my stash, then add coordinates with mini prints, a geometric and a small vine. The color palette is next, designed to fit the season of the year or the theme, but always warm, rich and comfortable to live with.
Tell us a little about “Autumn Journey.” What inspired this collection?
I collect acorn related home dec items and am drawn to fabrics with acorns and leaves in them. The supporting fabrics just fell into place with the fall color scheme.
What are a few things about yourself that you wouldn’t mind telling us?
I am married to a wonderful guy who is my partner in our business and works beside me to host retreats, vend at market and travel to guilds and shops for workshops and lectures. We have 6 kids and 7 grandkids between us. My first area of interest in college was fashion design. I took one class, realized I would never end up in Dallas or New York and switched to social work, but have always loved creating with my hands. I’ve done everything from tole painting and cross-stitch to garment sewing and woodworking. I enjoy it all! My favorite activity is antique-shopping to find the right item to transform into a one-of-a-kind decorating accent. I buy it and Robert creates my vision. We’re a good team.
Can you give us a glimpse into future collections?
The shops will be seeing Cranberry Wishes in January with a Christmas feel. The colors will be perfect for the holidays, but the fabrics will blend into any KTQ collections. I’m really excited about next year’s line for Spring Market. It’s based on a quilt from the 1850’s with a crewel work center and some fabulous fabrics in pieced blocks. I can’t wait!