Fabric. Textiles, their patterns and textures have always been a source of inspiration to me, and one of my favorite things to collect. Antique quilts can be found in every room of my home.
I first "met" Michelle Engel Bencsko, design director for Cloud 9 Fabrics, when we both admired each other's work- she ordered a gift for a friend from me, and I ordered some lavender sachets from her made from swatches of her wonderful fabrics, then under her brand Cicada Studio. Over the years it has been a joy to watch her business Cloud 9 Fabrics, grow into what it is today: an eco-friendly design studio bringing modern design to the quilt and craft markets. Michelle and business partner Gina Pantastico now create several fabric collections per year, all from organic cottons. If you have a love for pattern, be sure to take a peek at Michelle's work- you will surely want a little piece of it somewhere in your home or in your next project.