Say Hello to Jody Taylor
Posted by administrator on Thursday, June 17th, 2010
Jody has spent most of the past ten years working as a product designer in the scrapbooking industry. Her true soft spot, however, lies in creating home décor projects, and textiles have always played an important part in that. Three years ago, she married into a quilting family and her eyes were opened to the array of contemporary fabrics popping up in the marketplace. Visiting quilt shops soon became an addictive habit. Before she knew it, she was joining in on quilting projects and had caught the bug! At the encouragement of her mother- and sister-in-law, she decided to put together some ideas for a fabric collection of her own.
Nantucket Summer is her second collection, but her first with Riley Blake Designs. It was inspired by a desire to capture the bright, happy colors of summer. Jody says it’s a perfect fit for quilts, apparel, and of course, home décor. In fact, she’s using it for her baby’s nursery, which she couldn’t be more excited about! Nantucket Summer is available in three colorways, and can be viewed by visiting our home page and clicking on “Fabric” and then the “Coming Soon” tab.
Here is a sneak preview.
Along with the debut of her fabric line, Jody is also introducing a line of boutique sewing patterns. Still a novice quilter herself, her patterns are geared toward the beginner and offer lots of tips, diagrams, and templates. She wants to ensure that anyone who begins one of her quilts has the tools they need to make their project a success.
Whether creating fabrics or patterns, Jody says her goal is to offer simple, eye-catching designs that a quilter can use to make her house feel like home—the place where hip meets homespun.