Partnership with Melissa Schulz of Branded Licensing

Monday, August 13, 2018

Life is full of surprises… When I started this blog back in 2010, I had no intention of teaching or mentoring other designers. My parents were both teachers,…

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We Want To Share Your Story

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

We have a number of new readers in the Pattern Observer community so I wanted to repost my call for submissions. If you are a designer, artist or…

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Recharge, Create, and Cultivate Your Creativity

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Creative exploration is an essential component to being a thriving artist. It is through trying new techniques, playing with interesting color combinations, and exploring new motifs that we…

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Surtex Recap

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Last month, Michelle and I had the exciting experience of exhibiting for the first time at Surtex at the Javits Center in New York City. We brought the work of over…

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Exhibiting At Surtex? We Want to Help!

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Are you heading to SURTEX this year? We’ll be featuring the work of Surtex exhibitors throughout the month of May and would love to share your story. If…

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Free Live Training: Start Designing Textiles for the Women’s Activewear Market

Monday, March 5, 2018

Join me this Wednesday, March 7th for a FREE live training event! We’ll be discussing the women’s activewear market and how you can start designing for this inspiring…

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Print Studio Workgroup

Thursday, February 22, 2018

This past Fall, I had the wonderful opportunity to work through the Textile Design Lab’s first “Print Studio Workgroup.” Textile Design Lab members who had a professional online…

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Searching for the “right” way

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

When I share with you that there is an abundance of information in this industry, I am sure you’re not surprised. It’s everywhere and if you like to…

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Jane Lewis Textile Scholarship

Monday, January 8, 2018

On August 24, 2017 we lost Jane Lewis, one of the most talented and knowledgeable textile designers in the quilting industry. Jane had been battling lung cancer since…

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Setting Boundaries Within Your Design Business

Monday, October 23, 2017

Setting boundaries and following through on those boundaries can be extremely difficult in such a competitive industry. It’s difficult to find clients, so when you do it can…

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