Rainy Days and Mondays

Posted by administrator on Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

     We would like to introduce two of our new designers. Melissa Snyder Wood and Rebecca Snyder are sisters that have combined forces to create Melimba & Beccabury.

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They come from a long line of quilters and grew up in a crafty environment. In turn, they developed a love for anything with great design and color.

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They have continued their interest in the arts at Brigham Young University where Melissa received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing and Rebecca is currently working toward her degree in Graphic Design.  Several years ago, Melissa gave Rebecca a few drawing lessons.  Umbrellas were the subject of choice, and they have since doodled and played around creating many different types.  From those sketches, "Rainy Days and Mondays" (their debut line) was created.  The title is taken from a song by The Carpenters... a nod to their mom's favorite musical duo.  She couldn't be prouder. 

Although Melissa lives in Texas with her husband and two children, don't be surprised if you see them up in Utah frequently visiting Rebecca and the rest of their family. 

A must on the to-do-list is visiting all the awesome fabric stores the state has to offer. 

They are thrilled about making fabric, having excuses to scour the library and internet for inspiration, and of course, having yet another topic to talk about long distance on the phone.

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Thanks Melissa and Becca! We met this sister duo last summer and loved their take on umbrellas, you can really see their fun personality in their retro umbrella fabric line. We are glad to have them as part of the Riley Blake Design team and looking forward to the arrival of "Rainy Days and Mondays" due out the end of this month.



  1. Thanks for the post, Cindy! Man, those crazy sisters look like big dorks! :) hA! We are thrilled to be a part of your team and can't wait to see the finished product! thanks again! -melis
    by melissa wood (melimba)
    February 18th, 2010 at 7:12 a.m.
  2. I saw this line on the coming soon page at Fat Quarter Shop and can't wait for it to come out! I really love rain, and it rarely rains here...so at least I can make a rainy day quilt!
    by Sherri
    February 18th, 2010 at 9:51 a.m.
  3. I have just seen this fabric on Farbic Shopper and I'm in love! Any chance that this'll come out as a laminate? I'm also hoping to make my kids some Oliver+S Raincoats for autumn (in Australia) and some of these prints would be perfect! Nevertheless I think I'll be snapping some of this up for a quilt anyway!!
    by Ange Moore
    February 21st, 2010 at 4:46 p.m.
  4. We would love to have this material made in laminate, but realize it is probably too late for this line. We are working with our factory in Korea to have it available in future lines.
    by Cindy Cloward
    February 22nd, 2010 at 8:23 p.m.
  5. I love this collection. Soo cute!!!!
    by Nanette
    March 24th, 2010 at 8:45 a.m.

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