Monday, July 27, 2020

Designer Spotlight: Deb Strain

Can you believe we are already in the last week of July? With the announcement of school returning to near normal again in September, all of a sudden it feels like summer is nearly over, thankfully we still have a month left and lots of fun family things planned for the month, before life goes back to some sort of a routine. 
While pondering what to write about for today's blog post I remembered that I had promised to do some more designer spotlights. I don't know about you but I like to learn about the people behind the fabric, what they like to do in their free time, where they get inspiration from and more. 
Over the next little while I am going to run through a few of our favorite Moda Designers. 
First up is Deb Strain. 
Deb grew up in Ohio and currently lives there with her husband. She has 3 children and they are scattered across the country with one living on the East Coast, one on the West Coast, and one close to home. Long distance phone call, travelling and helping with her two grandsons that live next door take up a lot of time. Her family is her true love!
Deb was an art teacher for 9 years. In 1994 she left teaching to spend more time with her family and to develop her own art.
In 1996 Deb joined the Moda Team and has since developed over 100 collections for Moda.
The inspiration for her fabric collections come from her memories growing up in Ohio, nature, times with family and friend or visiting antique shops. Although the colors and prints are different in all her collections, many of her collections seem to focus around the "beauty of simple, everyday life" (Deb Strain) 
We have had many of her collections in our shop, and her last few have flown out the door. 

Explore is a fun outdoors collection and is currently our weekly special. 
Llama love is a fabric line that I am just in love with, the adorable Llamas and the pink and aqua blue colors are just perfect.
Cultivate Kindness was released this past spring and flew out the door! We have some yardage left but the bolts are getting pretty skinny. 

Homegrown Holidays is her latest release, and is on our shelves now. Her Christmas collection from last year, Holiday Lodge, was so popular, and we are thinking this one will be too. 

To shop any of these collections come visit us in store, or click here. 
Esther and I met Deb last spring in Kansas City, and she is so sweet, and down to earth!

Have a great week, 

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