Welcome to Quilted Artistry! I have been passionate about quilts and quiltmaking for over 25 years. As times have changed, so has my focus on style, color and patterns.
My business officially began in 2007. I had retired from the business world in 2005 and discovered that I finally had enough time to pursue my passion for working with fabric, color, design, and patterns. My inspiration grew from a crazy quilt that my grandmother had made many, many years ago. Touching the soft velvets and cottons and tracing the frayed applique with my fingers created a desire to explore quiltmaking -- the patterns and their history as well as the types of applique stitches and quilting patterns.
After making bed quilts for every member of my family, I began making quilted wall hangings. I took a few different classes and learned new techniques which have helped save time in the overall quiltmaking process. A few years ago, I teamed with a friend who is an artist and we produced several wall hangings -- floral arrangements painted on muslin. She painted, I framed, batted, and quilted! Many of these wall hangings became treasured wall hangings of friends and clients.
I live on a wooded acre of land in Maine; there is a small pond in my backyard. I have begun to design my own patterns from the natural wonders I am fortunate to have surrounding me -- water lilies, loons, turtles, wild flowers. Even my home has been designed into a wonderful quilted wall hanging! My goal is to produce more original designs and combine my quilting with other types of needlework.
I believe in preserving the historical nature of quiltmaking and so chose to hand quilt or tie the majority of my pieces. My philosophy is changing, however, to save valuable time; I now machine quilt items such as placemats, table runners, small wall hangings.
It is now 7 years since I started my business; I have decided to spend more time enjoying my surroundings -- Acadia National Park is a short distance from my little town as are many beautiful islands and places to kayak and canoe. I am enjoying gardening and helping others establish their own home gardens, seniors and children alike. Therefore, I am going to retire my business on June 1st of this year (2014). I have revised my website to only include items that I would like to sell; they all have been reduced for you. Please take a moment to view the quilts, quilted wall hangings, children's items and other articles available for purchase. Juct click on the applicable link and enjoy! Thank you for your interest; it's been so much fun getting to know many of you and seeing the smiles on your faces when you have found that one uniques quilted item that you couldn't do without!
Any inquiries and questions about the items can be sent via e-mail to email@example.com