Shannon is a reformed architect and costume designer who is learning to mastering what it means to be her. With a lifetime of making in all forms in her toolset she stumbled across a $3 tin recipe box and immediately filled it with a business dream; all on index cards. The dream of Eva Blake’s Makery became a reality in 2012 where she designs sewing and surface pattern, lectures, teaches, and hosts crafting events. She is the author of Choose Joy: Quilting with Intention and Plan to Quilt the Ultimate Calendar-free Quilt Project Organizer. After a decade of east coast living, she now lives and dreams in Clayton, California with her family of all boys.
Quilt Market Trend: Pointy Things - As per usual, Quilt Market was exciting and slightly overwhelming. Everywhere I looked, there were gorgeous fabrics, quilts, tools, books, and patterns. I saw things I knew I needed and things I never knew I needed…but now I do. The bottom line is that I came home inspired to sew, sew, sew. Jump to Leave us a Comment
A shivoo… - According to my friends at Dictionary.com, that’s an Australian word for a boisterous party or celebration. I don’t know how boisterous it’s going to get here today but it’s Friday and that is cause for some kind of celebration, right? Jump to Leave us a Comment
Quilt Market Trends: Details, Details - As per usual, Quilt Market was a feast for the eyes. As someone who was a camper and counselor for ten summers, I loved Camp Moda. There were so many perfect touches I practically burst into a chorus Kumbaya. (Luckily for everyone there, I restrained myself.) Jump to Leave us a Comment
Welcome to Moda, Shannon Gillman Orr! - Shannon Gillman Orr has always been a maker. Her mom taught her to sew when she was five and she sewed during college when she needed a break from her architecture classes (she even got a minor in costume design). Though her college degrees gave her an opportunity to create, neither provided the satisfaction she yearned for. Jump to Leave us a Comment