We are Sisters
For a lifetime Aileen and Barbara have shared an ongoing conversation about creating, making and building.
Early influences came from their maternal Grandmother who taught them as young girls to love the art of sewing, threads, needles, notions and fabric, forging the fundamentals of WinterPrint.
An observer of pattern and design Aileen has long been attracted to all things textile, paper, wood, or ceramic and has spent her life in the disciplines of sewing, calligraphy, graphic design, theater design, architecture, landscape, moving sculpture and computer-based design. Through her tenacity in her struggle with a long endured illness, the images became a refuge and ultimately her legacy. "When it all began, there was no destination, it was just an exploration..." The melding years and the array of her experiences have led to WinterPrint.
Following in the footsteps of her physician father and nurse mother, Barbara spent an impressive forty-two years weaving through a professional career of nursing and midwifery, replete with stories of the human condition, and innumerable life lessons. Barbara's truest calling, however, has been the expression of spatial arrangement and the appreciation of design and style. A life enriched by curiosity to envision and build, whether in gardens, interior spaces, or with textiles, has been an enduring trait. Her life altering pursuit to learn the ways of business and art licensing created the final element needed to launch WinterPrint.
Aileen is the artistic creative designer while sister Barbara manages the daily operations and marketing.