Monday, March 18, 2019

Introducing Michael Miller Fabrics Brand Ambassador - Angie Wilson

We are so pleased to introduce Angie Wilson as our sixth Michael Miller Fabrics Brand Ambassador! 

Hello! Hello! My name is Angie Wilson and I am the voice behind I’m a 40-something half of a smug married couple who lives in the Capital of Australia, Canberra, with the apple of their eye, their adorable son. I am the custodian of 2 cats; Sonic and Llink (don’t worry, it’s not a typo – he’s named after both Lloyd from Lego Ninjago and Link from the Adventures of Zelda).  We live in an exceptionally brown 1980’s home in suburbia.

I’ve been sewing since 2011 and it’s been an adventure in horribly crooked seams, miss-cut fabrics and broken needles. I’m not a “natural sewist”. It’s a lot of practice, practice, practice. I am the creator of the #100Days100Blocks challenge. It’s been one of the best things I’ve ever had a hand in. It’s an annual challenge where participants are asked to sew 1 block a day for 100 days from a specific pattern. (The pattern for 2019 is Kinship: 100 Block Fusion Sampler which I co-designed with a friend and self-published, it’ll be available for purchase 23 March 2019 and #100Days100Blocks2019 kicks off 1 July 2019.)

I’m the author of the book, Fussy Cutters Club, and a self-proclaimed fabric addict. I’m addicted to both sugar and saturated fats; it’s a lethal combination. I’ve never had coffee, tea or wine (with the exception of Champagne). I’ve also never seen The Sound of Music. My go-to colour palette is rainbow or black, white + another colour. I have a bit of a thing for gnomes, anchors and the history of the British Monarchy
1. What was your first sewing project?
 A pillowcase in my High School economics class. I totally botched it and my teacher decided that from that point on the world would be a lot safer if I didn’t have a sharp implement in my hand.
                                                                       I’m proud to say that I proved her (and my first quilt teacher) wrong by persisting through the horrible cluster that was my sewing technique to now dominate with a sewing machine, rotary cutter and a stack of fabric.

2. What other hobbies do you enjoy?

Who has time for a hobby outside of a full-time creative career and a family? *wink* When I find myself with down time or I’m actively avoiding (i.e. procrastinating) I love to play video games and read. I’m am the poster child of a healthy lifestyle.

3. What is your favorite color?

That’s like asking who’s my favourite Winchester brother! I go through phases but I always come back to black, white and rainbow.

4. Where is your dream vacation?

I really want to go to Hawaii. But right now, I’d settle for a comfy bed, someone else to cook dinner and a few hours uninterrupted to get some sleep or read a book (or both).

5. Who taught you how to sew?

A really patient and understanding lady who was running a beginner’s quilt class. She was able to see past my bull-in-a-china-shop approach and encourage my love of colour and pattern.

6. What food could you eat everyday?

Hot chips (fries).

7. What do you want to be doing in five years?

On the personal front: being a good parent and spouse.

On the work front: encouraging and supporting people to pursue their creative dreams and passions. The world needs people who make with their hands and their hearts. It’s not about being the best or the most popular, it’s about using your own unique and special brand of creativity to express who you are.

Thanks so much Angie Wilson! 

Be sure to follow her platforms below to see what she is up to and what she will create for Michael Miller Fabrics!


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