|Deb, Arrin, and Katie|
Grow with Me, the name of Deb Strain’s new line of fabric, could refer to any number of things. It might hint at Deb’s longevity as a Moda designer; she’s been with the company for 15 years and watched its growth with pleasure. Or perhaps it’s a nod to her twin grandsons, who are growing daily and served as inspiration for these baby- and toddler-centric fabrics. But most of all it’s a reference to that fact that this line of fabric isn’t hers alone—she created it with her daughters Arrin Turnmire and Katie Strain, and has relished watching the growth of their artistic skills.
“We decided we work pretty well together,” says Deb. “We laughed a lot, but we’re all very serious about our work and wanted it to be the best we could possibly produce. I wanted it to be their vision as much or more than mine because their names are on it too, and they really stepped up and brought strong designs and color.”
“I feel very fortunate that we share a love and passion for art and it was a joy to work together,” says Deb. “Arrin, Katie, and I are so grateful that Moda made this happen. I started with Moda when they were small and it’s been a pleasure to see where good people take things—and they are good people."