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.
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 your favorite print in the collection?
A: I'm really loving the Ombre Circle and the Grid prints, available in orange, pink and lemon.
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.