Where I Sew – Alexia Abegg of Green Bee Design and Patterns

on Jul 16, 2014 in Where I Sew | 82 comments

 

Alexia Marcelle Abegg was born in Folsom, California, on the day Mount St. Helens erupted in Washington – May 18, 1980. Always fascinated with the art of sewing, Alexia grew up watching her mother create everything from bridal gowns to costumes. She studied fashion and fine arts in college.

After trying her hand at photography, production, acting, costuming, hair and makeup for film and television, fashion design, and custom sewing, she found her home in creating fine art quilts and sewing patterns while living in Brooklyn, New York and working at The City Quilter.

Alexia and her husband, artist and fabric designer, Rob Bancroft, live in Nashville with their two dogs, Soda and Olive. She currently divides her time among creating patterns for their company, Green Bee Design and Patterns; teaching; making art; designing fabric for Cotton + Steel, and writing. She is the author of Liberty Love, and has contributed to many books and magazines.

Alexia’s Links: Website and Shop, Blog, Instagram, Twitter, Patterns at Pink Chalk Fabrics, Fabrics at Pink Chalk Fabrics

Where I Sew is a month long celebration of the spaces we create in. Leave a comment and be entered to win one of 50 $20 Pink Chalk Fabrics Gift Certificates. Add your sewing room to the tour!

    82 Comments

  1. Love all the cubes full of pretty things!

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    Lisa Marie

    July 21, 2014

  2. Beautiful color fabrics on the shelves. 🙂

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    Stephanie Rose

    July 21, 2014

  3. I love that thread rack on the wall. I wish I had one like that. Thanks!

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    Delaine

    July 21, 2014

  4. I like your thread rack and the cute sewing machine as a bookend for fabric 🙂

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    Lee

    July 21, 2014

  5. Love the way you have your thread displayed. I don’t have a wall that I could use for that. I have a tiny sewing room.

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    Kathy Davis

    July 21, 2014

  6. I like the use of cubbies for storing/showing fabric and white wall for brightness.

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    Helen

    July 21, 2014

  7. I love the thread rack and how it looks next to the modern quilt-beautiful!

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    Heather kittelson

    July 21, 2014

  8. Love your set-up! I need to organize my work space.

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    Nicole Sender

    July 21, 2014

  9. I wish my sewing room with this neat, organised and gorgeous looking!

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    wendy

    July 22, 2014

  10. I love peeking into other people’s sewing rooms! Thanks for sharing your beautiful room and thanks for the chance to win!

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    Linda Pawlak

    July 22, 2014

  11. I adore that art piece above the sewing machine! Gorgeous

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    Amorette Drexler

    July 22, 2014

  12. The cubbies are so organized, I wish my area was like this.

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    Sandy K

    July 22, 2014

  13. Love your Sewing Cubes! You are sew organized!!!

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    Lori Morton

    July 24, 2014

  14. You manage to make n open bookshelf look so tidy! I love seeing fabrics mixed with special “souvenirs”!

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    Nesta

    July 25, 2014

  15. i love the way you have your beautiful fabrics on hand and at a glance. can i raid your fabric?

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    barbara corbitt

    July 26, 2014

  16. Love the shelves in your room! It’s so bright in there too. Nice!

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    Brenda Hulsey

    July 27, 2014

  17. I love how you use the sewing machine as a bookend (or fabric-end, as it is) :).

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    Arianna M.

    July 29, 2014

  18. What a lovely sewing space. Thanks for sharing with us all.

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    Mary

    July 30, 2014

  19. Great space! Love how the spools are organized in a rainbow of color! 🙂

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    Carla G

    July 31, 2014

  20. I am sure curious about the meaning behind “The Green Bee”.

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    Beth T.

    August 1, 2014

  21. Love the Expedit bookcase for storage. The vintage sewing machine used as a bookend to the fabrics on top is great. Thanks for the peek. notwendy gmail

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    Kelly Wilson

    August 1, 2014

  22. Like you idea for hanging your quilt! I just painted my studio grey, too, and I love it! Such a wonderful backdrop for our quilts!

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    Lynn Pitzer

    August 4, 2014

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