creative endeavors with art and design are driven by
her passion for color and shows her sense of whimsy. Her art is
licensed for fabrics, gift and garden products, kits and patterns.
Her fabric collections are produced by Quilting Treasures (a Cranston
company) for sale by the yard.
Phyllis' designing is focused on unique quilt and sewing patterns. Her latest book, Asymmetrical Quilts, showcases off- centered quilt designs for a fun slant on traditional patterns as well as original applique design. She is working on several new patterns that will be available through this website.
A national teacher and speaker, Phyllis also conducts workshops and lectures for quilt shops and guilds. She has conducted numerous School House events at the International Quilt Market.
a creative career 26 years ago, designing quilts, embroidery and cross stitch in the needlework and
crafts industry. She focused on textile patterns and created over
2000 designs and patterns for product lines, books, magazines and
kit licensing. Her pattern designs are for quilts, clothing accessories and home decor as well as Christmas tree
skirts and stockings.
For 2 years,
Phyllis worked as a designer for a manufacturer, creating
textile product lines that were sold worldwide. She commuted to
China several times a year to oversee the the manufacture of product
extensive computer skills in the use of Photoshop and Illustrator for creating, manipulating and formatting her art for product
use as well as InDesign for creating publications and other specialty software. She creates patterns, art, and line art for product and
textile design and art licensing.
keeps a close watch on the latest trends which keeps her art images
and designs fresh. Her ability to spot trends has allowed
her to serve on trend committees for several years, as well as serving
on the Craft and Hobby Association Designer Trend Team and
as the Trend Team Leader.
up in Mobile, Alabama, Phyllis received her formal design training
at the University of Alabama where she graduated with a BS in Interior
Design. She creates her design magic in her Birmingham, AL home
studio that feels like a tree house as it overlooks the trees
and a creek below her home.
of Phyllis’ career highlights include –
needlework for the fashion industry by creating custom needlework
designs for vintage clothing for Polo Ralph Lauren.
fabric, since she has always loved and bought fabric, for any
reason – color, design, or texture, just because they caught
- Three full size quilt books.
television appearances showcasing her designs and techniques as
well as promoting the crafts industry.
- Winning the
Plaid Horizons Award in 2003, a prestigious grant to use for career
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