Valori is a professional quilter, author, fabric and pattern designer, painter, and photographer. In addition to these, she also co-owns the Stitchin’ Post in Sisters, Oregon. She came to quilting through osmosis, having a mother who shared her love of quilting and opened the Stitchin’ Post in 1975. Valori’s love of photography led her to a bachelor’s degree in fine arts, focusing on black-and-white photography.
Photography and printmaking brought her to her present career as a fabric designer. Since 1997 she has been presenting a new look to the quilting world and beyond; her fabrics portray larger-than-life images inspired by nature in fresh colors. Details in her designs create an intimacy in pattern and color. Being a quilter herself, she is always designing quilts and sewing projects in the back of her mind as she paints a design. Her new love of painting has enhanced her fabric designs and inspired her to take up painting on canvas. Valori’s fabrics can be found in shops all over the world.
Valori has been working with C&T Publishing since she was in college and did her first collaborative book with her mom. Since then she has authored and co-authored ten books.
In 1999 Valori joined the Stitchin’ Post staff as a notions, books, and pattern buyer and has since moved on to create an extensive website and knitting department. Her other responsibility is managing the Quilter’s Affair Conference. As co-owners of the business, she and her mother pool ideas and keep the store on the cutting edge for sewing, quilting, and knitting.
She has always maintained a love of photography, especially black and white. With the digital age she can capture her images and utilize them for fabric design and fine art.
She and her husband, Ross, live just outside of Sisters with their two daughters, Olivia Rose and Violette Grace, and son, Teague Ashton.
By this author:
Along the Garden Path
Boho Designs Coloring Book
Make Table Runners (contributor)
My Life in Fabric with Valori Wells
Oh Sew Easy® Duvet Covers & Curtains
Oh Sew Easy® Life Style
Oh Sew Easy® Pillows
Oh Sew Easy® Table Toppers
Opulent Bazaar Coloring Book: 3 Books in 1
Radiant New York Beauties
Simple Start–Stunning Finish
Stitch 'n Flip Quilts
Through the Garden Gate
Valori's Big Book of Pop Out Boxes