Enchanted by Valori Wells for Free Spirit Fabrics - Fat Quarter Bundle
Enchanted Fat Quarter Bundle contains 4 fat quarters.
Manufacturer - Free Spirit Fabrics
Care - Machine wash warm, normal cycle. Use only non-chlorine bleach. Tumble dry medium. Use warm iron. Fabrics are not intended for children’s sleepwear.
Line Highlights -
Experience fuels my creative spirit. Enchantment arose from my experience of the magical color, intricate designs, and generous people I discovered in and around Marrakech. The colors of the city are intense and vibrant, from the rugs to the spices, they can’t be ignored. I absorbed the patterns surrounding me in the Moroccan tiles, wood and gypsum carvings, and paintings, and tried to capture the scenes that resonated with me in photos. Outside the city, Anima Gardens is an oasis of color and art. I was encircled by thousands of green hues, textures, and vibrant, colorful sculptures. Every inch of the landscape was a feast for the eyes. I was captivated by the intricate tiles at our small lunch café and by the amazing contrast of the desert with the bright woven camel rugs during an afternoon camel ride. Block printing with the young ladies of Project Soar - who use affirmations at the beginning of every session: I am Strong, I am Smart, I am Capable, I am A Leader, I am A Feminist - reminded me of my own words of affirmation. This collection is my physical representation of these personal inspirations and experiences. I hope Enchantment inspires your own creative experience.
Designer Profile -
Valori Wells embodies the true meaning of the word innovator in her field. Born into, and surrounded by fabric from birth she was conditioned daily in unspoken ways, living and breathing art, color and textiles into the fiber of her being. Supported by a loving, powerful, and creative mother she has had the perfect platform to blossom into the successful woman she is today.
Her artistic journey has included many chapters of creative experience all visually focused ultimately honing her into the unique fabric designer she has become now. Currently printing onto fabric with her uniquely hand-carved blocks added an element to the textile market that is ornate, exotic, and a style all her own. She is edgy and her work speaks to those who desire an artist hand in their choice of fabrics.
As an artist, she has honored her gift and nurtured her passion with a lifelong study beginning as a child immersed in the thriving Stitchin’ Post adventure founded by her mother Jean Wells in 1975. After high school, she went on to pursue a bachelor’s degree in fine arts majoring in photography. Photography is the perfect vehicle to train the eye to see the beauty and details of nature and life. From this gathering of inspiration, Val translates what she sees into art, fabric, patterns, and designs. This is the area of mastery that she shines.
Obvious to so many who are in turn inspired by her creativity they too see a mentor paving the way, igniting possibilities, and assisting them to expand creatively. Her sense of color and pattern are intuitive to the core and is totally amazing! As Val steps forward acting from her creative genius others are touched. The fabrics she has designed for twenty years can be found all over the world. She has co-authored nine books with her Mom and is the sole author of three books. She is co-owner of the Stitchin’ Post and the manager of the Quilter’s Affair Conference in Sisters each year. There is no doubt that at her young age already she has made her mark.
Follow Valerie on Instagram @valoriwells