Monday, February 13, 2012

Creative Customers: Mary's Quilts and Embroidery Sampler

We talk to customers from all over the world -- either by email, on the phone, or when they visit our store in Portland. Our creative customer Mary from Wisconsin sent us some pictures of her award-winning wool quilts and a sampler-in-progress of her elaborate hand embroidery.

The quilt on the left is called "In Praise of Wool". It was made from wool scraps and is heavily hand-embroidered. The quilt on the right is another wooly wonder called "Fan Fair". Mary's quilts (these and others) have traveled to shows around the country. The pictures are lovely, but we bet the quilts are even more impressive in person. 

Each quilt features some amazing hand embroidery, too. The above design is based on a motif from an antique "bed rug" and is the inspiration for Mary's next wool quilt. We can't wait to see it!

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