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 as 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 patterns, and hosts crafting events. She has also recently launched a Learn to Sew series on YouTube teaching the very basics of sewing to people afraid of needles and thread. Shannon has been blogging since 2006 at Mastering the Art of Being Me where she shares the stories of other creative women and delves into her own ‘being me’ story. After a decade of east coast living, she now lives and dreams in Tucson, Arizona 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. JOIN THE CONVERSATION
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? JOIN THE CONVERSATION
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.) JOIN THE CONVERSATION
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 […]