Honeybee Fabrics was founded in 2006 by Melissa Simross, a lady who has quilted for 23 years and applique´ing for 15. Applique´, embroidery & teaching are Melissa’s true passions in life as well as the love of Baltimore Album quilts which she learned during the 9 years she attended The Applique´ Academy in Williamsburg, VA. She loves all of the symbolism and beauty that these old quilts have and loves to design her own patterns as well.
Melissa currently teaches classes at the Kathy Dunigan Academy of Applique in Dallas, Texas held each year in February. Her work has been published in Elly Sienkiewicz’s book, Beloved Baltimore Album Quilts and also hung at the 2010 Houston Quilt Convention, in the Netherlands and other exhibitions. Melissa’s work was also published in Elly Sienkiewiczs’ Spoken Without A Word – 30th Anniversary Revised Edition. Before this, she has also designed and done work for Jan Vaine for her book, The Art of Elegant Hand Embroidery, Embellishment and Applique´.
Here at Honeybee Fabrics, it is important to Melissa that you feel this is your home away from home…your safe place to get away and be inspired! Her goal is for this to be your go-to site for all your applique´ needs. To be able to fill up your sewing basket with the latest, the essentials, to restock on necessary items and also the luxury items that make your valuable time spent stitching extra special. She also carries new and exciting items that are coming out on the market as well! You can find out every week what is available through the newsletter, The Weekly Buzz. I hope you will sign up today and stay tuned!