Karla Overland of Cherrywood Fabrics

Interviewed by Elizabeth Townsend Gard

Date March  2018

 

Karla is amazing.  She is the genius behind the Cherrywood fabrics and the Cherrywood Challenges.  The current challenge focuses on Prince.  (Previous ones included Wicked, the Lion King, and Van Gogh).  We are all awaiting the announcement of the next challenge in November.


 

 

 

 

 

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Topics

Cherry Wood Fabrics

The Process

The Economics

The long-haul

Shows

The Cherrywood Challenges

- how they started

- legal issues

- Lion King

- Wicked

- Van Gogh

- Prince

- the 2019 Challenge

 

#:  how many purchase the fabrics; how many quilts; how many chosen; what happens to the quilts; 

 

The books, the economics, the booking of shows

 

The Fabrics

- the process

- the care

- the feel (the suede look)

"Cherrywood is proudly made in the U.S.A. by women who sew, create and dye a little every day."

 

Other things:

- patterns

- Spring Retreats 2019

 

You v. Cherrywood

- personality driven?

- product driven?

- Team?

- Social