Thursday, July 12, 2007

Storybook Silhouettes, an Artisan Crafted Quilt

One of our very favorite shopping sites is Mahar Dry Goods, and of course, our favorite product of theirs (although it is so hard to pick just one) has to be this gorgeous artisan quilt: Here are the details about the how it came to be:
"The art of quilting is traditionally a collaborative effort and through the magic of a virtual sewing circle this one is no exception. We were introduced to the amazing applique work of Joyce Nichols in a small town and Amish settlement outside of Jamestown, MO. While Joyce typically creates applique scenes of Amish life, she kindly agreed to create quilt blocks from our design of children's silhouettes and diving swallows. An extraordinary quilter in San Jose, CA, Eli Bailey then gathered fabrics to perfectly compliment Joyce's blocks and handcrafted this elegant quilt. Its generous size and light weight allows for easy transition from crib to toddler bed, although you may likely just want to hang it on your child's wall as the focal point of their room." from Mahar Dry Goods

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