Hey everyone! Today, we're swooning over Angela Walter's newest collection for Art Gallery Fabrics, Athena
. Named after the mythical goddess of the arts and classic Greek architecture, Athena
will transport you to the warm Mediterranean.
Q: Tell us a little about the Athena collection. What were you inspired by?
My last collection, Drift
, was inspired by a place,
tropical St. John. With Athena
, I was inspired by the cool blues of the Mediterranean and beautiful Greece. I tried to combine that with my favorite
machine quilting designs. I couldn't be more proud of it!
Q: What is your design process when beginning a new collection?
A: When designing a collection, I start by flipping through
my sketchbook. It's a book that I have on me all the time (you never know when
inspiration will strike). I start pulling the designs together from there. I
usually save the color for the last. Since this is only my 4th collection, I am
still trying to find my ideal process.
Q: What is your favorite part about being a designer?
Q: What projects do you hope to see made with Athena?
It's hard to pick just one! I love when the collection is
finished, When I have sent it off and all I can do is cross my fingers and hope
for a good response. I also love, love, love seeing what people make with it.
The creativity of the people in this industry is amazing!
I am a quilter through and through, so the thought of
making clothing is so daunting to me. I hope to see people make some fun
skirts, dresses and bags with the collection. That way, I can live vicariously
through their projects!!
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