Stephanie Brandenburg has been designing fabric for over 10 years. She launched a whole Art in Fabric movement by accident when she painted her first design, “Iris”. She thought all fabric designers designed by hand. She learned quickly that was not the case. The response and love of her flowers has connected the young and old with their favorite blooms. She is no stranger to small business and helped at her mom’s store, Fern Hill Gifts and Quilts in South Amana, Iowa, for 20 years before launching Frond Design Studios in 2012. Frond is a different kind of fabric company, featuring a fine art experience and taking that to fabric. It is more than design, there is a soulful experience shared with each customer.
Frond opened a showroom in 2015 called Delve MIY. The MIY stood for Make It Yourself to show store owners how to use their product. That has become a creative hub where they develop and create through our educational program. They changed the name this year to Frond Shop + Studio in order to streamline the brand better.
Stephanie Brandenburg was designing fabric before she knew how to sew on a machine. Get to know her and her process through an amazing trunk show featuring beautiful fabrics from Frond Design Studios. See the latest collections from original paintings. These beautiful quilts are a timeline from the origins of Frond and a true collaboration of the Frond team, past and present. Have fun and get to know your indie fabric company.
Thursday, June 13 – 8:00 am to 2:00 pm
Join Stephanie Brandenburg as she walks you through the exciting world of embellishing. We call it ThreadPunk. Whether you are an art novice or a professional, you will have a blast sewing up your favorite projects. We let you choose a fabric, then give you all of the tips and techniques to create the art quilts you have always dreamed of. No pressure as we work step by step through our process. Come on in and relax with us and have some fun.
Supplies: Scissors and basic sewing supplies – Kit $39.99 paid to Stephanie at time of class
Cost: $95 plus $39.99 kit
Friday, June 14 – 3:00 to 6:00 pm
Join us for a beautiful painting class! Choose a black and white, or let our amazing fabrics guide you by following our brush strokes. Just bring yourself and we provide all the paints, fabric and canvas. We will talk about technique and give you some of our painting tips. Kit cost $39 to Stephanie at class time.
Cost: $65 plus $39 kit