b e y o n d   t h e   r e e f

beyond the reef began on the island of Kauai - one rainy morning on a lanai in Hanalei

our first pattern was sold to the Kapaia Stitchery

now our patterns are sold through Brewer, Checker, EE Schenck, Petersen Arne and United Notions



I am a pattern designer...and fabric designer.....I am a designer.
I am here to inspire, to motivate, to create.
I am the shipping department,
the bookeeper,
the graphics department,

the IT wizard,
the file clerk, the switchboard operator.

I am Natalie Barnes.  
...it's a pleasure to meet you!



you might find

beyond the reef

on Facebook live

or a part of an interview on


Check our youTube channel

beyond the reef

for short tutorials too!

Until we can meet in person

once again - please visit

with us online!







most days are spent

designing new fabrics

and new quilts,

searching out inspiration

for both,

and pattern writing, illustrating and editing.


couldn't be any better!!