Brian Haggard has never been one to be held to other people's ideas. His creative nature inspires people to try new things with found objects and to always look at them in new ways. He uses this gift in his interior design business, as he creates homes out of houses. Now, he has brought his unique perspective to the artistry of quilting.
At a young age, Brian was given a sewing machine by his parents, from which many projects were born. His pastime was making handcrafted items, with inspiration coming from just about anything in the universe. It has been a natural progression for him to create his textile works.
His one wish, if you learn anything from the books that he writes, is that you be inspired to find your own creative genius and never forget to enjoy the process.
Brian is the current president of the Indianapolis Button Club. In addition to his love of buttons, he is always open to new ideas and new concepts and has been inspired to build many diverse collections - parts of which end up in his textile art and quilts. His greatest joy comes from the students he teaches and the smiles that cross their faces when they've freed their inner artist. Brian lives and works in Indianapolis in a newly designed loft-style studio.
Check out Brian's website, www.brianhaggard.com, for classes and retreats at The Haberdashery Studio & Retreat Center, and Brian's Aging Mist. See www.windhamfabrics.com for information about his fabric lines with Windham Fabrics.
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