Say Hello to Moda’s Newest Designer, Annie Brady

Annie Brady, wrapped in a quilt made by her grandmother

On a six-month trip to India, when Annie Brady was supposed to be taking a break from design work, she found herself filling notebooks with textile patterns. “It’s a weird compulsion,” she says. “There’s no other choice for me but drawing.” Continue reading

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Behind-the-Scenes at a Quilt Museum

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Log cabin quilts on January 28, opening night.

It can be easy to take a display at a museum for granted. The goal of a beautiful exhibition, after all, is to astound visitors with carefully curated and artfully hung textiles. Museum staff want viewers to think “Oh, my gosh, these are the most beautiful quilts I’ve ever seen,” and not “I wonder how they change the light bulbs on that 20-foot ceiling?” Continue reading

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Deb Strain: One of Moda’s “Vintage” Designers

Me at MarketIn 2015, when Moda was celebrating its 40th anniversary, we wrote about the company’s “oldest” designers, Sandy Gervais and Jan Patek. That description refers not to Sandy’s and Jan’s ages, but to their years as Moda designers. Deb Strain, Moda’s third “oldest” designer, has come up with a kinder, gentler moniker. “We’re the vintage girls,” she says. Continue reading

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