What do I do? Have fun mostly! I am Anita McIntire and I am your friendly Download Pattern Coordinator. What is a Download Pattern Coordinator, you ask? I get to set up all of the download patterns that are sold on our website. Yes, I am the queen of instant gratification!
If it is a pattern from one of our great internal designers, I assign the pattern a number in our system and get the ball rolling. If it is a pattern from one of the great independent pattern designers, I work with them to make sure I have the PDF and images ready to go up on the website. I enter all of the information for each pattern in our product management system.
(Ok, totally cheated by posting this picture of myself in England instead of an action shot.)
The best part of my job is working with these great designers. Some have designed patterns specifically for our fabric lines. I make sure they have the fabric they need to sew up the project in our fabric. (It is like being Santa all year!) I also go and find new designers and tell them about our great download program so we can bring you the latest and greatest patterns. If there is a designer you would like to see as part of our download program, let me know and I will do my best to let them know about our program. If you are a designer and would like to submit patterns, please submit patterns by clicking here.