I have made quilts for weddings, anniversaries, births (baby quilts), graduations, retirements, birthdays, and meditation retreats.
Many kinds. In general, non-stretch fabrics are best. You may supply meaningful fabrics you want incorporated into your quilt, or you may choose from a selection of linens, light wools, or my own print collections.
My wedding quilts are made out of fabric supplied by either the wedding guests, family members, or both. It’s a wonderful gift that can be given by a small group of people or the entire wedding community. Choose from a selection of my original quilt patterns or work with me on a custom pattern.
My wedding quilts require time-intensive work that is difficult to rush. If there is insufficient lead time, one great option is to make a lovely swatch book with samples of each fabric to give as a gift on the wedding day as a “sneak peek” of what’s to come. There have been times when a quilt is finished sooner than 14 weeks, but it depends on the complexity of the project, our schedules, and other factors.
Quilts that use primarily cotton, linen, and some blends may be laundered in a front loading, tumble washer only. Cold water, gentle cycle, air dry. Quilts that may include various combinations of synthetic fabrics should be dry cleaned only. **All fabrics should be laundered according to their instructions before being shipped to me.
Ordering a SPECIAL EVENT QUILT always begins with a conversation via e-mail or telephone. Tell me about your event and who the quilt is for. From there, we discuss quilt pattern and fabric options as well as its size and end-use. Pricing For pre-established quilt patterns, prices range from $800 for a small wall-hanging to $3,200 for a king-size bed quilt. I will send you a quote after we discuss your specific preferences. For any CUSTOM-DESIGNED quilt pattern, there is an additional $250 non-refundable design fee. Terms PAYMENT: 50% deposit required with each order, becoming non-refundable 7 days after order confirmation. Final payment due once you have received your quilt. DELIVERY: Standard delivery is 14-16 weeks from receipt of deposit. SHIPPING: All packages will be shipped via UPS Ground or USPS Priority. Shipping costs will be added to final invoice. FINAL QUILT dimensions may vary slightly in production. PRICES are subject to change.
Always ready to challenge the system, Ezra can also take on a challenge - and often wins.
This quilt was made from the clothing of the community of adults who watched Ezra grow up. It is a show of love and support from those who are wishing him well. It is part of 17-year, 28-quilt Graduation Quilt Project. Quilt pattern: CUSTOM. 55"x70" throw.
Greta is as graceful as she is perceptive.
This quilt was made from the clothing of the community of adults who watched Greta grow up. It is a show of love and support from those who are wishing her well. It is part of 17-year, 28-quilt Graduation Quilt Project. Quilt pattern: CUSTOM. 55"x70" throw.
Zoe is passionate about theater and sings like a nightingale.
This quilt was made from the clothing of the community of adults who watched Zoe grow up. It is a show of love and support from those who are wishing her well. It is part of 17-year, 28-quilt Graduation Quilt Project. Quilt pattern: CUSTOM. 55"x70" throw.
Wedding colors combined with keepsake fabrics.
A big bouquet in the form of a quilt.
This appliqué quilt design is a modern take on a bridal bouquet and looks gorgeous when made from a mixture of solid linen fabrics. The wedding couple asked for additional and smaller flower blocks than the regular Garland design. Quilt pattern: Customized GARLAND. Queen size.
A secret project to surprise the bride and groom.
Another secret project to surprise the wedding couple.
An elegant quilt in gray and deep red wool suiting.
The bride made this quilt and gave it to the groom during their ceremony.
A gift from the bride to her groom, this quilt was made from a set of the groom’s mother’s curtains and a set of curtains from the wedding couple’s first apartment. The bride gave it as a gift during their wedding vows. Quilt pattern: BOX-STEP. 75"x75".
Abby wanted a linen quilt to celebrate her wedding.
A gift to Bruce to put his bow tie collection on display.
Bruce wears a bow tie every day and wanted his beautiful collection made into a quilt. The traditional Bow Tie quilt block pattern is incorporated into the design just to make things interesting. The buttons from the bow ties were used to tie the quilt layers together. Quilt pattern: CUSTOM. 41"x41" wall-hanging.
A family portrait in flowers for Susan on her 70th.
Susan loved gardening and her family. This quilt is an abstract family portrait, depicting her and her husband, her 4 children and their spouses, and her 12 grandchildren. She received it on her 70th birthday. Quilt pattern: CUSTOM. 47"x42" wall-hanging.
Toby's quiet but fierce determination is a force to be reckoned with.
This quilt was made from the clothing of the community of adults who watched Silvan grow up. It is a show of love and support from those who are wishing him well. It is part of 16-year, 27-quilt Graduation Quilt Project. Quilt pattern: CUSTOM. 55"x70" throw.
Silvan is an accomplished outdoorsman and is an active member of the Search and Rescue squad.
Ivanya spent her final two years of high school studying in Germany - it changed her life.
Curtis was the first child to graduate in a community of families.
Amina came into the world and was immediately wrapped up by her community.
This quilt was made just before Amina was born and was inspired from drawings done by her parents and their closest friends. Each block represents an element of strength and character to help support her through life. Quilt pattern: CUSTOM. 47"x47" wall-hanging.
Leland was born and was quite a character right from the start.
A little girl was born who needed a lucky penny.