My name is Frances Newcombe. I  graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1988 with a BFA in illustration. After college I returned to my native Los Angeles, and began working in Broadcast Design for television. For over twenty years I have created on-air graphics, promos, and main titles for every major network including CBS, ABC and NBC, where I currently work freelance, as well as the Discovery Channel, TLC, E! Entertainment, and Buena Vista Television, to name a few.

My first love, however, is sewing, particularly quilting, and in the last several years I have devoted much of my time to various sewing projects, and fabric design. 
I am married to John Newcombe since 2000 and 2 1/2 years ago I had a baby boy named Jonah. He is our little miracle. 

Thank you for visiting my blog! I hope you enjoy and get inspired.
Love, Frances

My Sewing and Craft room: I own 2 Berninas. The Artista 730 and a Bernina activa 220. I love them both.


  1. Frances, I love your work, as do many other members of Glendale Quilt Guild. I'm on the programming committee of the guild and we want to explore having you come to our guild to give a lecture on what you do. Can you please respond to me at tina@tinacurran.com to further this discussion? Thanks.

  2. Frances, I saw the cover of the Art Gallery Look book for your Utopia fabric. Pretty fabric line!!
    I was wondering if you had any idea of the pattern for the dress the girl is wearing. I would love to have it for me and my daughter. Thank you. Debbie B manddbrock@comcast,net


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