Two years ago, Kerry Larkin founded Comma Workshop in Colorado and began producing quilts that are sewn together with language. “The signature thing is that it’s my handwriting, and so no two letters are going to look alike,” she said.
Comma Workshop is dedicated to bringing a fresh perspective to the time-honored traditions of quilting and storytelling. Crafting original poems and stories about life and adventure, Kelly and her artisans thoughtfully sew these stories into every quilt.
Their goal is to create timeless, sophisticated quilts, with a hint of playfulness that are functional heirlooms for your home.
Each quilt has an original story or poem quilted directly into it, in both white thread and a contrasting color thread. In this way, the 800+ words are a functional part of the quilt holding three layers of fabric together. They machine quilt – by hand – so the ‘comma cursive’ is original and free-handed, making no two quilts exactly alike.
I think they are enchanting…
Life is a series of commas, not periods.* (Matthew McConaughey)
*That’s a full stop to those of us who reside outside North America!
- Even though it’s too late to order in time for Christmas, if you’d like to see more of the Comma Workshop Quilts, there are more quilt designs to see here.