A Quote from Stephanie Brandenburg,
Owner and Creator of Frond Design Studios
“Frond Design Studios is the perfect example of what my father used to say “crisis equals opportunity”. When I left the company I was with, I was pretty disillusioned with pursuing anything in fabric. I had started a new collection but for whom? I felt like a puzzle piece that didn’t fit in anywhere. Pursuing hand-generated design in fabric is very tedious and takes a long time. Most companies don’t like to mess with it because of this.
But I was truly inspired and the people I met at the retail quilt shows like the AQS Shows and Festivals through my mom’s shop Fern Hill Gifts and Quilts fueled many designs. People would come up and tell me how inspired they were by my work, some people even learned how to sew just to sew with my designs. They would request certain flowers and what they represented to them. So I have always seen my designs as an exchange, an open forum. That is the beautiful thing about art in fabric it is a relay race of creativity.
So an investor in the industry helped me get started in January of 2012 and I am so grateful. To me this was more than a business… it was a mission. This mission has grown to encompass more designers and beautiful fabric, amazing new patterns and projects! Frond will continue to thrive respecting our customers and the beautiful people involved in our mission of original art in fabric.”