April Sproule is an artist whose medium is textiles. She has a great love of design and the numerous ways it can be used to enrich our lives. She has been sewing and creating with fiber since she was old enough to hold a needle. She received her early professional training at the San Francisco School of Fashion Design and continued her education by studying textiles, art, and business. For 20 years, April was employed by several different fashion and accessory manufacturing firms in the United States and Canada. Her area of specialization was design/new product development.
April has been a full-time textile artist since 2001 who has won numerous awards for her work. April works in her studio in northern California where she offers longarm quilting services, surface design and quilting workshops, and private consultations. She has also developed her own commercial product line of textile-related goods. April is currently expanding her repertoire of skills to include surface pattern design: the development of designs to be applied to textiles, housewares, paper goods, and any other surface that pattern and print can be applied to. This will allow her to more fully develop her design aesthetic and pursue licensing contracts with manufacturers in a variety of industries.
April is available to travel and teach workshops to groups on a variety of surface design and quilting techniques.