Always attracted to color, texture, and pattern, Amanda Murphy has been designing, drawing, and sewing since she was a child. ?After graduating with a bachelor of fine arts degree from Carnegie Mellon University, she worked as a graphic designer and art director in Alexandria, Virginia, and New York City. ?After moving to North Carolina with her family Amanda discovered quilting, an art that marries her passion for design with her enthusiasm for handwork. ?As she gradually expanded her knowledge of sewing and quilting techniques and combined them with the ideas she had been sketching over the years, Amanda Murphy Design was born.
Amanda markets her own full-color pattern line under the Amanda Murphy Design label and has designed several fabric collections. She is also the author of several books with C&T Publishing including the best-selling Modern Holiday and The Free-Motion Quilting Idea Book.
Amanda is a BERNINA Quilting and Long Arm Spokesperson for the Q Series. She has designed panel prints for BERNINA that help people learn to free-motion quilt.