THE FARM & FOLK STORY
Farm & Folk is a merge of my work as both sustainable farmer and folk artist. The colors in my quilts come from plants, trees, roots and minerals, and are hand dyed in small batches here on my family’s farm. The colors achieved through the ancient art and alchemy of the natural dye process is to me, the most inspiring step in the creation of a quilt.
I find inspiration in nature, traditional & vintage quilts, plant and mineral derived colors, color variation and depth achieved through natural hand dyeing, rustic hand stitches, and sustainably grown ethically sourced fabrics. Some of my quilts are made from re-purposed materials and vintage fabrics. My quilts are pieced together with a sewing machine and the quilting is done entirely by hand. Those slow stitches produce a finished piece that is rich in texture and depth. The imperfect stitches and colors that only human hands and plants can create are to me....perfection.