About SamSarah Design Studio
Yes, my friend, there really is a Sam and a Sarah, who are the "inspiration of attitude" for their designer mom, as well as the namesakes of the company.
Whether you know Patti Connor from SamSarah Design Studio, or as co-owner of Just Another Button Company, you'll probably recognize her happy-go-lucky style that blends an art and graphic design background with a love of all things fiber.
Patti rarely stitches in straight lines, will be a wildflower 'til the day she wilts, and never, ever misses a chance to dance. Want to have some fun?
How It All Got Started...
I grew up in a creative household and was always allowed to make things, as long as I cleaned up the mess. My mother was a meticulous seamstress and worked as an office manager, long before moms did that sort of thing. My dad had a work bench in the basement where I learned which end of the hammer to hold. There was never a shortage of wood and fabric scraps or office supplies for play time.
After college and marriage, I worked for advertising agencies and large printing companies until Sarah and Sam were born. Luckily, my husband made enough for me to stay home for a while. I'm really glad we did that. When pre-school started, I began designing quilts on a free-lance basis for books and magazines. After we started the button company, I learned to translate my little drawings into stitching and started SamSarah.
I credit a very patient shop owner, Karen Galer, with most of my stitching education.
Thanks for letting me have so much fun!