Amy Bradley-

Purple Pineapple Studio

Interviewed by Elizabeth Townsend Gard

Date December 2017

 

I first learned of Amy Bradley and Purple Pineapple Studio at a Schoolhouse session at Quilt Market.  These are short sessions where companies introduce their new merchandise--fabric, pattern, and tools--to shop owners and other buyers.  It's a madhouse and great fun.  

 

Purple Pineapple Studio was in one of the larger classrooms with a full audience.  They were giving away a large postcard with a pattern on it:  "I'Beams".   I was deeply curious.  I had seen other postcard patterns before, and so I was now realizing that postcard patterns are a thing.

 

We are chatting with Amy about all things quilty. Here are three of her postcard designs that are my favorite.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

Topics

Her quilting life

Designing restraints when it goes on a postcard

Her audience

Distribution and manufacturing

Selling retail online v. wholesale

Being a quilt entrepreneur

Competition

Working with building blocks and beginning patterns

Schoolhouse and Quilt Market

Madison Modern Quilt Guild

Process of designing

Quilt Market, Sample Spree and Schoolhouse

Just Wanna Quilt: An Immersive Research Project of Copyright

Podcast and Research Lab

Tulane University Law School

New Orleans, LA 70118

 

JWQ Shop and Long Army

Quilting Army Krewe, LLC

New Orleans, LA 70125

Quilting Army Krewe, LLC

Owner, Elizabeth Townsend Gard

Editor-in-Chief, Just Wanna Series, Ricardo Gonzalez

Inventory Quilt Project, Willow Olson

Long Army, Joel Sellers

Project Director, Gigi Baay