June Herold started Quilt-ish of Cape Cod, a fabric design studio, in 2014, after a 25-year career as a product designer and innovator in digital media. Prior to that, she studied art and journalism in New York City and in Chicago. Those two disciplines come together in June's fabric which is representative and based on true stories. Her love of quilts began when she bought a 1908 Philadelphia flower-basket in 1982. Decades later, she made her first ocean-themed quilt with batiks. The quilt was custom quilted to reveal a quilt-wide scene of sea life with many types of fish, mammals, vegetation and sunken ships. To fill hours on long airplane flights, she created collages and illustrations of places in Europe, the UK, the Middle East and North America. She later transferred those images to large pieces of cloth to make souvenir pillows and quilts. Eventually, she integrated quilt blocks into her figurative designs. June now designs fabric art panels that stand alone in soft furnishings or as motifs in traditional quilts. Her favorite themes are coastal living and travel. She currently lives in Brewster, MA. Her studio is open to the public from late May to mid-December and closed in the winter.
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