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.
Her quilting life
Designing restraints when it goes on a postcard
Distribution and manufacturing
Selling retail online v. wholesale
Being a quilt entrepreneur
Working with building blocks and beginning patterns
Schoolhouse and Quilt Market
Madison Modern Quilt Guild
Process of designing
Quilt Market, Sample Spree and Schoolhouse