Who is Brian Haggard?
Artistic design is a hallmark of Brian Haggard’s life. Brian’s canvas is both large and small; on any given day, he may be helping an interior design client build a home or he may be stitching pincushions with friends. His passion for creative expression began early—making and stitching quilts at his grandmother’s knee, graduating from floral design school at thirteen, securing his first paid interior design job at fifteen, and teaching silk ribbon embroidery at sixteen at Back Door Quilts in Greenwood which now hosts his book launch events. Professionally, Brian has over twenty years of award-winning floral design under his belt and owns Windsor House Interiors, working on projects as simple as picking paint colors to managing multimillion-dollar building projects. Brian actively shares his love of the needle arts. He has authored three books with C&T Publishing: Crazy-Quilted Memories (2011), Embroidered Memories (2012), and Blended Embroidery (2019). Additionally, he authored The Crazy Haberdasher’s Inspiring Life (2016) with Quiltmania, which was launched at Pour l’Amour du Fil in Nantes, France. Highlights of Brian’s teaching and speaking engagements include Elly Sienkiewicz’s Appliqué Academy and The Road to California. Thousands of students have enjoyed Brian’s thoughtful instruction and fun-filled classes at quilting guilds and shops across the United States, Canada, Ireland, and France. In 2017, the International Quilt Study Center & Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska, honored Brian with a gallery display of his work. Brian lives in Southport with his husband, Kevin, in The Crazy Haberdasher’s Studio. Work and home converge in The Studio, where Brian’s broad body of work is intermingled with antique treasures to showcase his design aesthetic and style. Friends, family, and students love to spend time in the inspiring environment and are always surprised to see what has changed since the last visit. He loves to travel in search of materials and ideas for the next project. Whether on his way to the Paris fleas, Venice’s open-air markets, or on the byways of America in search of antique treasures, it’s a sure bet that he has a needle in his hand and a project on his lap.