Allison Dey Malacaria
My lifelong love of textile reuse and functional design was inspired by a childhood spent in the kitchens of quilters and menders of the deep south in the 1960s. I teach fabric crafts locally and write for sewing and lifestyle magazines and online sewing blogs, and I design and sell pdf sewing patterns for home and playroom. I am an active member of the local Country Women's Association (CWA). I am excited to return to fibre art exploration with a Sewing Cabinet of Curiosities blog challenge for 2016.