Announcing: Joel Dewberry as a keynote speaker
Today we’re excited to share with you that fabric & pattern designer Joel Dewberry will be joining us at Sewing Summit 2012 on Saturday afternoon as one of our keynote speakers.
For those of you that know of Joel I’m sure you’re just as excited as we are to have the chance to hear from him in person, and for those of you that don’t know of him yet, let me fill you in on just why we love Mr. Dewberry so much!
Joel grew up in a home where he was introduced early to the joy of expressing his creativity through a variety of artistic mediums. His mother, a renowned artist herself, nurtured his natural inclination toward the arts, and along with his father, encouraged him in finding his passion and developing it into his life’s work. In 2000, Joel graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design from Brigham Young University. During his studies there he cultivated an appreciation and love of all things tactile. His attention to detail, quality craftsmanship and respect for design antiquity poised him as an outstanding talent among his peers. After acquiring more than 10 years of brand development experience in a wide variety of industries, including the home and textile market, Joel realized his ultimate reward by launching his own textiles brand, Joel Dewberry Eclectic Modern in May 2007.
You probably know Joel best by his gorgeous fabric lines. Aviary, Deer Valley & Heirloom are some of the most beloved & collected lines among sewists today. His designs are a reflection of the way he sees life, valuing the classic beauty that never goes out of style, but always open to a fresh and modern reinterpretation. Joel’s work is about the satisfaction derived from adding a personal touch to a project, a room, an event and embellishing life in a way that leaves your mark.
We are very excited to get the chance to hear Joel speak about his personal Creative Journey and gain insight to where he gets his inspiration for his fabulous fabric & pattern designs, including his new line with Westminster Fabrics, Notting Hill, due to stores in November. He’ll also be taking questions from the Sewing Summit community via our Twitter & Facebook accounts, so watch for the call for questions for him there – he might answer yours!