Murphy, Amanda

Author for C&T Publishing

Always attracted to color, texture, and pattern, Amanda Murphy has been designing, drawing, and sewing since she was a child. After graduating with a BFA in design from Carnegie Mellon University, she worked as a graphic designer and art director in Alexandria, Virginia, and in New York City. After moving to North Carolina with her family, Amanda discovered quilting, an art that marries her passion for design with her enthusiasm for handwork. As she gradually expanded her knowledge of quilting techniques and combined them with the ideas she had been sketching over the years, Amanda Murphy Design was born. Amanda markets her own pattern line under the Amanda Murphy Design label and has designed several fabric collections for Robert Kaufman Fabrics and most recently for Blend Fabrics, a subsidiary of Anna Griffin, Inc. Amanda is pleased to announce that Blend Fabrics will produce a line of quilting fabrics called Holiday Bouquet, inspired by her artwork in this book. Look for Amanda’s second book with C&T Publishing in the fall of 2013. Amanda hopes that both her fabric and her quilt designs will inspire others to create their own works of art.


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