I was delighted to chat with Katie Hunt about licensing on her podcast, Proof to Product! It was a fun conversation, where we dug into the realities of licensing fabric designs, and my tips for entering into partnerships with manufacturers. Listen to the full interview on the Tradeshow Bootcamp website!
Just received issue 56 of Love Patchwork & Quilting, and I’m excited to share that I was the featured designer in this month’s issue! In the interview, I share my experience working with Robert Kaufman Fabrics to launch Arroyo, and what it’s like to see modern quilters using my designs. Pick up a copy to read the full article — there’s amazing modern quilt patterns and tons on inspiration inside.
I was delighted to go on CBS-8 in San Diego yesterday morning to tell our city about Makers Arcade, the holiday sale that I’m participating in on Saturday! It was a great opportunity to remind our community to shop local, and to introduce myself to a wider audience in the city I’ve called home for almost a full year.
If you live in the San Diego area, stop by Makers Arcade this Saturday and say hello!
After doing a little bit of studio reorganization last week, I found a bunch of seconds coasters that I’ve just added to the shop! These coasters are just a little bit smaller than normal, about 3.75″ instead of 4″ square. They are in otherwise perfect condition, but I sell them at a 30% discount, because I’m a perfectionist. 🙂
There are very limited quantities, so don’t wait! Snag a great deal on these coasters, just in time for holiday entertaining.
I loved partnering with LA-based Robert Kaufman to create Arroyo, my first fabric collection. They have a fantastic network of US-based printing partners that they were able to coordinate with to print the entire collection domestically. The result is a beautiful collection of overprinted fabric, which looks just as bold and vibrant as my hand-printed fabrics.
One of the advantages of partnering with a US-based printer is a smaller carbon footprint, which works towards to my goal to strive for a greener studio environment. While international printers also create beautiful quality fabrics under ethical conditions, I feel confident that pushing for local manufacturing and production could create a big impact in terms of the textile industry’s effect on global warming, and I hope that I’ll get to partner with more USA production partners for future collaborations.
I’m excited to see that Arroyo, my first fabric collection for Robert Kaufman fabrics, is beginning to appear in select fabric stores! So far I’ve gotten word from about a dozen shops directly that the fabric is in stock, including Bolt Fabrics in Portland, Oregon; Bijou Lovely in Iron Mountain, Michigan; and Fabric Bubb (online only).
I’ve created a partial list of stockists carrying Arroyo fabrics, and new shops will be added regularly. If you have a favorite fabric store in your area, stop by or give them a call to find out if they’re carrying Arroyo in their shop!