Designer Diaries - Natural Born Quilter

Designer Diaries - Natural Born Quilter

Posted by Miranda Noonan, Zach Lung on Feb 24th 2022

Brett Lewis is the creative genius behind the vibrant, nature-focused designs of  Natural Born Quilter!

Relatively new to the quilting world, Brett was inspired to start his new hobby when his sister-in law gifted his son with a beautiful contemporary baby quilt. He fell in love with the fabrics and started taking sewing classes, diving headfirst into the creative world of quilting, pattern, and fabric design. Coincidentally, his very first quilt was also a gift for his son. 

Like so many quilters, he quickly leaned how much joy fiber arts can bring. “I love that I discovered a tactile art form that I can use my hands, be creative, continue to learn new skills, use color and design, and end up with a beautiful end result that myself or someone else can cherish for years to come," he says. "The amazing friends I have made is also a pretty stellar reason... and the fabric.”


Speaking of fabric, Brett has successfully made the shift from admirer to creator. Today, he has embarked on a fabric designing journey with  Northcott Fabrics. His colorful designs focus heavily on wildlife and nature, with a dash of whimsy thrown in for good measure. If you look closely, you might spot a few spools of thread hidden in birds' nests and sprinkled neatly throughout his intricate designs!

Brett describes his pattern style as being traditional, but he will never shy away from using bright turquoise and more contemporary colors in his quilting projects — something that's on full display in his  Prairie Meadow fabric collection

Zappy Dots is lucky enough to be working with Brett to bring a handful of his fabulous designs to life as quilting and stitching notions. His notions collection, which includes Magnetic Needle Tins, Needle Nannies, and Scissor Fobs, is sure to brighten up any creative space! 

The best part? There's more happening behind the scenes! We cannot wait for you to see what other amazing things we're collaborating with Brett on for the future. Stay tuned for some exciting announcements this year! But for now, let's celebrate the Prairie Meadow by Natural Born Quilter for Zappy Dots collection with a giveaway... 


Now is your chance to own some of the Natural Born Quilter's happy and handy Zappy Dots notions. Three lucky winners will receive a Notions Trio featuring a coordinating set of one Needle Nanny, Scissor Fob, and Magnetic Needle Tin — each meticulously designed by Brett Lewis, of course! We're hosting the giveaway on our  Instagram page, so click on over for the details and to enter. (Hint: It's super easy!) The giveaway runs February 24-28 and is open to U.S. and Canadian residents. Good luck!!  

Can't wait to see if you're a winner? Shop Zappy Dots notions by Natural Born Quilter here

Sign up for the latest news and offers