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I can't remember a time when I didn't love color and texture or carry around inside me a NEED to create. I was raised by a woman who worked miracles with a sewing machine. I watched her make her own hand-beaded ball gowns and singlehandedly and annually completely change the house decor, room by room. I learned to appreciate the mysteries of the fabric store while watching my mother decide between brocades, chiffons, and countless other exotic materials. Like many young girls, I was allowed to use the scraps to make doll clothes. I didn't much care for dolls, but I enjoyed making the clothes. Go figure.

Now my mother and I share a love of quilting, which is fun. When she isn't busy…

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  • Female
  • Born on September 1
  • Joined August 12, 2007

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About

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Back to my shop:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/Whimbrella
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I can't remember a time when I didn't love color and texture or carry around inside me a NEED to create. I was raised by a woman who worked miracles with a sewing machine. I watched her make her own hand-beaded ball gowns and singlehandedly and annually completely change the house decor, room by room. I learned to appreciate the mysteries of the fabric store while watching my mother decide between brocades, chiffons, and countless other exotic materials. Like many young girls, I was allowed to use the scraps to make doll clothes. I didn't much care for dolls, but I enjoyed making the clothes. Go figure.

Now my mother and I share a love of quilting, which is fun. When she isn't busy working on another quilt for one of her grandchildren or the next family reunion, I am occasionally lucky enough to be able to list a quilt by and for my mother, also known to everyone as "Miss Ann." She and I keep trading a tub of fabric back and forth between Dallas and Houston.

I have been accumulating fabric since my teenage years and fortunate enough to be the recipient of various relatives' fabric collections when they couldn't or didn't want to sew anymore. I have a vast "collection" of vintage fabric and notions from the 1930/40s on. I continually look for unusual fabrics to add to my stash. Since I travel frequently, I am often able to find hidden treasures in out of the way places. I recently visited some authentic Amish fabric stores in Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania. And of course, the World of Fabric comes to my doorstep each fall to the International Quilt Market and Festival. I brought home fabulous fabric from France, England, Australia and Africa from the last Quilt Show.

Wholesale inquiries are welcome. Whimbrella can be found in shops around the world.

Love Vintage and Fabric?

Check out Whimbrella's sister etsy shop:
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6416876

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