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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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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Sweets for the Sweet: Moda Designers Share More Holiday Recipes

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Like the rest of us, Moda designers enjoy holiday baking. (Well most of them—two don’t bake as part of their holiday prep—Jo Morton said she doesn’t so she’ll feel better when she steps on the scale on January 1, and Kathy Schmitz claims her avoidance of baking is for the safety of her family.) But for all the rest of us mere mortals, those without super-human willpower or dangerous culinary skills, we present these recipes for your cooking and dining pleasure! Tasty Holidays! Continue reading

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What’s Cooking? Moda Designers Share Their Favorite Holiday Recipes

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Holiday preparations are in full swing, and if you’re not sewing, chances are you’re cooking (or making plans for meals to come). To help you with your planning, we asked Moda’s designers to share a holiday favorite recipe and tell us a little bit about it. Hang onto your tablespoons and mixing bowls, because we’ve got some fabulous flavors coming your way! And there are some very sweet stories to go with them. Continue reading

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