Meet Me+You's newest designer, Sarah Sharp
Joining the Hoffman Fabrics family is the ultimate full-circle story for me.
Six years ago, I traveled to California to teach my first-ever guild workshop because someone (thank you, Jean) saw something in me, and was willing to take a chance on a young creative who hadn't previously considered herself in that light. You see, in between workshops that fateful Valentine's Day weekend, the guild arranged a tour at Hoffman, where I observed, in awe, the rich history and handwork that goes into each collection. Total love at first sight.
Fast forward a few years to QuiltCon, with a few more teaching arrangements under my belt, when I first met Aaron and saw Hoffman's striking new Me+You fabrics up close. I walked away from that encounter with a stack of Me+You Indah Batiks and an insatiable spark to honor the time and tradition of their production with some time-intensive piecing of my own. Out of that, the original "Hiss" quilt took shape. All the little pieces of this quilting adventure have been falling into place ever since.
If I'm honest, when I started to consider fabric design, Hoffman was such an obvious home I almost missed it. (Why ruin a good thing, you know?) Turns out, good things can get pretty great if you let them. From the Art Department's mastery translating my, shall we say, uber-intricate designs, to the men and women in Bali who craft the copper tjaps and then hand stamp and hand dye ever inch of every SKU...the fabric-design part feels secondary to all of that, and it's beyond humbling to play even a small role in bringing this collection to life---and to all of you.
Thank you to Hoffman for the role you've played in my creative path over the years, for letting Untamed be part of that journey, and for letting me be part of Untamed's.