Hello. I'm Shannon a doodler, an artist, an illustrator, sewing pattern and quilt designer. I currently am a licensed designer with Moda Fabrics. I have a background in architecture, costume and set design, with a love of vintage, modern, and fresh color.
I like to tell stories through my work and share these and how my creativity has evolved. I've moved more than a dozen times and each new place has inspired me. Most people are curious how I made the leap from architecture to surface patterns and illustrations. All over the country I've spoken, shared my work, and taught workshops being a firm believer in beginner quilters, as defined by either age or enthusiasm.
Dreams really do come true and I'm living mine. Drawing, sewing, and writing from my home studio in San Francisco's East Bay Area.
Eva Blake is my fictional pen name and a woman I created to embody all of the traits I believe a happy maker should have. She is retro and modern, hardworking, creative, smart, and loves to create beautiful things. As a result of these ideals Eva Blake's Makery is the name of my company. If I had a daughter this would have been her name, but I am blessed to be a mother of boys.
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