ISLAND HOME fabrics by Natalie Barnes from ANTHOLOGY FABRICS

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Guest Designer for Anthology Fabrics!!

Guest Designer for Anthology Fabrics


I could not have been more excited
(insert poker face here)
when the Windham Fabrics team
asked me if I would be interested in being a
(insert giddy face here)
Guest Designer for Anthology Fabrics
it was absolutely an over the moon exciting moment

and a great opportunity to be able to work with
who is the 
most organized
most precise
most magical
when it comes to working with the team in Bali
and having patience with designers
and who can turn a vision of fabric design into a hand made piece of cloth
after Myiesha works her magic
and the makers in the Islands work their own magic
fabric arrives 
and the sample making begins

many friends, many hands, many hours

the samples are made, and the photos are taken
and the Look Book is created
and the sales team heads out to meet with the shop owners
but when it is all said and done
the quilts are carefully folded up and put in a safe place
until it is time to show them again
maybe they'll be admired at Market
or at a Trunk Show
or in a Class along the way

maybe they'll go on loan to a quilt shop
when the fabric starts shipping in July/August

but until that time
they are lovingly folded 
as the precision and determination and dedication
of each Maker
is admired
(insert tears of gratitude on my face here)
Deb, Jane, Kim, Nicole, Robin, Scott, Teresa, Tiffany, Zina
the Anthology Fabrics team
the Bali team

with gratitude....


Dorothy said...

Can't wait to see it in person :-)

natalie. beyond the reef said...

Thanks for stopping by, Dorothy!
Nice to hear from you....