Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Designer Tidbits: Bari J.

The Fat Quarter Shop is excited to welcome Bari J. Ackerman to the Jolly Jabber. Bari J’s latest fabric collection is Lilly Belle from Art Gallery Fabrics.


Q: What or who would you dedicate the Lilly Belle collection to? Do you have an inspiration board?
A: I tend to imagine places I'd like to go or have been in creating a collection. This was inspired by my imaginary story of Lilly Belle who lives on a beautiful old world estate with gorgeous gardens overflowing with flowers and luxurious rooms.


Q: What is your favorite project using this collection?
A: So far, my favorite project is the bench I slipcover-ed for my quilt market booth.


Q: If time travel became possible, what year would you want to be in?
A: 1922.


Q: If you had to change your first name what would you change it to?
A: Oooh, that one is hard... when I was a kid, I always wanted to change my name. Now I like my name. I think if I had to change it though, I would be "Emma."

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Q: What was your favorite childhood TV show?
A: Little House on the Prairie.


Q: Who is the most famous person you have ever met?
A: Howie Mandel.


Q: What is your favorite App to play on your phone?
A: Scrabble.


Q: If you could marry a technology, what would it be?
A: Photoshop.