Lo​u​ise Gray Quilts for Modern Interiors

Abstract and Minimalist pieces blending tradition and the modern guidelines of graphic design

Louise Gray, ​a Minneapolis-based ​homeware brand, is seeking to reinvigorate quilting with motifs designed to complement modern interiors. Co-​f​ounder Alexandra Gray Bennett invoked an old family name to bring new life​ to​ a traditional American art form. Noting that quilts are often executed in “overpowering” ways, Bennett partnered with graphic designer Jocelin Johnson to ​create​ a​ line that takes its cues from contemporary art. Each …

Folk Fibers Indigo Wholecloth Collection

Hand-quilted and nature-dyed quilts from Austin's Maura Ambrose

Maura Grace Ambrose is known chiefly as a sage of 21st-century quilting. From her home in Austin, Texas, the young Savannah College of Art and Design graduate hand-sews gorgeous, oversized quilts from scraps and new materials, injecting the traditional domestic craft with fresh life. Ambrose has just added a new series to the Folk Fibers portfolio with the indigo wholecloth collection, which uses dyes from …

Denyse Schmidt Quilts

by Tisha Leung With techniques firmly rooted in American quilting, Denyse Schmidt‘s modern interpretations reference 19th century whole-cloth quilts and cold-weather petticoats for a collection of intriguing one-off quilts on display at Ralph Pucci International. Exhibiting five designs, the inspiration for her series “Hope as the Anchor of the Soul, Mount Lebanon Series Quilts #1-5” comes from a 2007 visit to Mount Lebanon Shaker Village …