Monday, June 21, 2010

Designer Spotlight: Jody Taylor

Riley Blake Designs: Nantucket Summer

Over at the Riley Blake blog, they did a spotlight on one of their fabulous new designers, Jody Taylor.

I thought I would pass along the wonderful intro they did for her.

June is turning out to be a month full of new arrivals for designer Jody Taylor.
In addition to the launch of her debut fabric line with Riley Blake Designs, Jody and her husband Jon are anxiously awaiting the arrival of their first baby. Both are due any time now!

Jody has spent most of the past ten years working as a product designer in the scrapbooking industry. Her true soft spot, however, lies in creating home décor projects, and textiles have always played an important part in that. Three years ago, she married into a quilting family and her eyes were opened to the array of contemporary fabrics popping up in the marketplace. Visiting quilt shops soon became an addictive habit. Before she knew it, she was joining in on quilting projects and had caught the bug! At the encouragement of her mother- and sister-in-law, she decided to put together some ideas for a fabric collection of her own.

Riley Blake Designs... Is that not the cutest bonnet ever?!

Nantucket Summer is her second collection, but her first with Riley Blake Designs. It was inspired by a desire to capture the bright, happy colors of summer. Jody says it’s a perfect fit for quilts, apparel, and of course, home décor. In fact, she’s using it for her baby’s nursery, which she couldn’t be more excited about!

Whether creating fabrics or patterns, Jody says her goal is to offer simple, eye-catching designs that a quilter can use to make her house feel like home—the place where hip meets homespun.

Welcome, Jody!!

You can see more right HERE.

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