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Meet Chamisa!

Hi there! My name is Chamisa, and I’m the Textile Production Assistant here at Connecting Threads. Making things runs in my family. When I was very little, my mom worked for a dress maker and was also an avid knitter, and my dad worked as a carpenter for Habitat for Humanity. Needless to say I’ve been a crafter since, well, my whole life. My main creative outlet is drawing. I ran my own small illustration studio before joining Connecting Threads, and I still take on illustration projects in my spare time. I’m currently working on my first children’s book!

Other jobs I’ve had: bartender, children’s art teacher, mural painter, nanny, writer. Other places I’ve lived: Martha’s Vineyard, Phoenix, Sebastopol, Providence, San Francisco. Other hobbies: baking! Traveling!


It’s really exciting to be a part of the fabric design team here. We move quickly, putting out at least two collections every catalogue, so it feels like there’s always something new on the drawing table. As this is my first job in the quilting world, I’m learning a ton about the way fabrics pair together; how to balance scale, color and value to create a collection that you can’t wait to start sewing with.

Meet Patrice!

Ever wonder who’s behind those gorgeous exclusive fabrics you see on our site? Meet Patrice, our senior textile designer here at Connecting Threads. Patrice says she’s always been fascinated by repeating patterns and colorful designs. When she was a kid, she loved tagging along to the fabric store to help her mom pick out fabrics.

*Fun fact: I traveled to Quilt Market with Patrice in 2017 and can attest that she’s a true pattern enthusiast! From the airport carpet to the hotel wallpaper, Patrice had thoughtful insight on ALL the patterns we came across!

In her spare time, Patrice loves to work on handmade projects of all kinds, but you won’t find her using patterns very often! She has a special knack for figuring out how to recreate things from photographs, and likes to make up the pattern as she goes along. She’s a talented person and we’re so lucky to have her on our team!