FOLK FIBERS

COLORADOI've long had a thing for quilting, always putting aside bits of old fabric with an idea to one day bind them together. I'd love to stitch  something beautiful from all the scraps and memories of old dresses and faded pillowslips. Something to keep me warm, or pass on to another generation. I like the idea of the story behind each bit of cotton, and the hard work and holding stitching it all together. I sew a little, have a how-to book by some local Sydney quilters and hope that one day I'll get around to it. In the meantime, I am enamoured and so very inspired by Maura Grace Ambrose of Folk Fibers. She works out of Austin, Texas (the town I missed but am pretty certain I'd love) with a background in textile design and fiber arts from Savannah College of Fine Arts. She grows and harvests her own dyes within Texas (organically, no less) and everything is hand-quilted. Such an accomplishment, and so beautiful at that. I love that she has managed to make this fine art, this tradition, something of her own...

QUILT* The California and Colorado quilts have both sold, but check out the Folk Fibers shop for plenty more of Maura's pieces.