{in the know} Bari J. joins forces with Art Gallery Fabrics

written by Cindy on January 12, 2012 in News Release and People in the News with no comments

Art Gallery Fabrics Inc. is delighted to introduce and welcome textile designer Bari J. Ackerman to its team as its first licensed designer.

“…We want to bring quilters and sewers more creativity enlarging the spectrum with talented artists that bring their own vision, perspective and passion for fabric design,” said Pat Bravo, emphasizing Art Gallery Fabrics’ principle of welcoming new designers that are willing to inspire.

Pat Bravo and Bari J. share a passion for design, color and the legacy of quilting. They respect and welcome each other’s aesthetics. “To me, Bari is the epitome of the designer that pushes boundaries, while remaining true to her vision. Her modern vintage look will awaken a new trend within Art Gallery Fabrics’ fan base,” said Pat Bravo.

“Working with Pat is such a natural for me. The aesthetics at Art Gallery Fabrics are cutting edge, fashionable, and unique. There are no boundaries when it comes to designing for Art Gallery. I get to be just exactly who I am here,” said Bari J.

Their combining forces, long friendship and their unique design approach will not only expand Art Gallery Fabrics’ ever growing fan base, but also encourage and promote other designers to join the evolving force that Art Gallery Fabrics is.

Bari J.’s debut collection LillyBelle will preview at Kansas City Quilt Market 2012, and will be available at Art Gallery Fabrics in June.

Inspired in the romantic and chic 17th century France, LillyBelle feels like stepping into a beautiful French chateau surrounded by luxurious gardens, clocks and birds with beauty and color all around. It is just like a French sampler that was extracted right out of a scene of a beautiful painting.

For more information contact Marcela Loayza – Marcela.loayza@artgalleryfabrics.com

About Bari J.
Bari (the J. is for Jill, her middle name) recently moved to Scottsdale, Arizona with her two teenage daughters, Anna and Emily, and her husband, Kevin, to live closer to family. Bari describes her design aesthetic as funky vintage modern, and she is passionate about color in her life. Bari says, “color is of the utmost importance in design” … she loves to mix them in surprising ways by coordinating colors that may not ordinarily be thought of as friends to each other. It is this sense of color that makes her designs stand out as unique, playful and stylish.

About Pat Bravo
Pat Bravo began learning about fabrics, dress-making, and pattern making at a very young age in Buenos Aires, Argentina. While taking painting classes she met husband Walter Bravo, and have been and worked together for 26 years.

In 1986 she moved to the US, which changed her life drastically and went to a process of adaptation, but with her sewing machine, as her security blanket, she came back to life. During that time she discovered “ traditional quilting”, and quickly evolved to art quilts. Unhappy with limited color variations, she decided to paint her own fabrics, which caused a sensation within the quilting community. Due to the demand, Art Gallery Fabrics was created in 2004 to produce them commercially.

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