Artisains – Quilt Traditions

Quilt Traditions

Custom Quilting

Restorations/Repairs, Hand Quilting, and Commemorative Quilts

For 25 years, I have been enamored with the history and tradition of quilts, in part because they reveal stories about the quilt makers themselves. I have made well over 200 quilts and have serviced more than 100. My time is shared equally among hand quilting and finishing work (“Will you finish the quilt that I started?”), restoration work, and making commemorative quilts.  Many quilts surviving through the generations in a family cannot withstand the test of time and begin to fall apart. This is where quilt restoration can be a solution so that it may live on to be a treasured heirloom. Quilts can be a design piece and/or a commemorative work of art. The commemorative quilt is a quilt made from commemorative fabrics – T-shirts, clothes from a deceased loved one, a wedding dress, baby clothes. The memories contained within a commemorative quilt are extremely meaningful as is the process of working with the customer to design their very own. Quilts truly have a story to tell and my mission is to help them tell it.