Monday, October 04, 2010

Woolin Rouge Hippie Birdie Cover by Bigfork Bay Cotton Co.

It is finally ready for print!
Hippie Birdie will be ready for orders at International Quilt Market in Houston this month. This design means so much to me. I took a painting of Traci Suzanne Marvel, my business partner, and turned it into usable fiber art.
Traci jokes around saying she can't sew, and I say I can't draw, so together we make a whole idea. We really do make a great team because even though we joke about not sewing or drawing it  isn't too far from the truth. While I could draw something if I had to, I don't envision original ideas. And while Traci can sew, it isn't her passion like drawing and painting is. (If you think Traci's art is good, you should see her photography.) Fortunately, we each bring a lot to the table.
But our design team doesn't stop there. Lynn Stalowy, owner of Bigfork Bay Cotton Company gets to have her input too. No pattern would be complete without the graphic design of David Boggs. John Stalowy, owner with wife Lynn, does all the photography for the covers of the patterns. David Boggs designed the cover graphic design with ideas form Traci and Lynn, and everyone else in the office gets an opinion about liking the designs too.  I do a lot of the writing of our patterns but it is proofed several times and the overall design of the directions is the creation of Katie Bramante.  Katie writes all the other directions for Bigfork Bay Cotton Company.
 Traci Suzanne Marvel is the best Marketing Director I have ever seen. She puts all the designs from Bigfork Bay Cotton Company on the map.
There are so many other amazing people at Bigfork Bay Cotton Company involved in bringing you these designs. I am just so grateful to be a part of such an amazing company with so many wonderful people. I could have never lived my dream without all of them.  
I also want to thank Patricia and Walter Bravo at Art Gallery Fabric for the fabrics out of the Girly Girl line and Susan Sylvia at Ram in the Thicket for the beautiful colors of wool.

1 comment:

Gran - Knot-y Embroidery Lady said...

Wow, I have to have the pattern!!!!
I love what you and Traci do.