Pellon: Where do you find inspiration for your work?
Angela: I find inspiration all around me, from the art work of others to a sunset over a lake. I particularly love anything that shows clear geometric shapes or has a high sense of whimsy.
P: What does your creative process entail?
A: I work multiple ways. Sometimes I am inspired by a fabric and set out to create the perfect project for it, and other times I work with my design first and find the perfect fabric for it. Both methods are inspirational in their own way.
P: Why do you enjoy sewing/crafting/quilting?
A: I love to create things that are both beautiful and functional. That is what initially led me to sewing.
P: Do you create mainly for satisfaction, gifts, art or another reason?
A: I create because I have to. I would not be ME if I was not creating something. And yes, most often I am creating things for other people. But I’m not completely altruistic; I do enjoy making things for myself as well.
P: What tips or tricks learned through experience can you share?
A: Comparison is the thief of joy. Work with your own skills and create the things that YOU want to make. Don’t worry about what anyone else is creating or how much they are creating.
P: When and why did you start sewing/quilting/crafting?
A: I started sewing as a small child because even then I was looking for things that I could not find available for purchase. I had that desire to create something that would suit my tastes exactly.
P: What inspires you to start a project?
A: Ideally I am inspired because of a design concept or fabric. But sometimes I create at the request of a design. I have learned that regardless of how I started, I need to make sure that the process is mine and the end product is something I am proud of.