HG: Can you give us some idea about how you start with designing a fabric collection?
KD: I like designing collections that can easily be mingled together for more versatility. This is a block that I've been working on for a new teaching project, and it uses only fabrics from my different lines.
HG: Where do you find inspiration?
KD: I do lots of daydreaming for quilt and fabric designs on this front porch! Here's a view of my favorite country-style flower bed that borders my front porch.
HG: We know that you are working on many new things. Are you able to tell us about any of them?
KD: I do have a new book coming out in mid-October called Homestyle Quilts that I co-authored with my technical editor, Laurie Baker.
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As for fabric, I've got one new line called Garden Grove that was pre-introduced at Spring Market and two more in the works.
HG: We wanted to share a photo of your special friend, Murphy! So adorable!
KD: This is Murphy, who is my little shadow when I'm at home. With his help, it only takes me twice as long to get everything done!
HG: How do you share your love of quilting?
KD: I have a "Good Clean Fun" page that includes quilting tips, recipes, and free patterns. Because of health issues I was having last year, I thought that I was "retired" from travel and teaching, but I'm now such a bundle of good health that I'm taking my act on the road again and have re-built a teaching schedule, just on a bit more limited basis.
HG: Thanks, Kim!!
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