Maura Ambrose Makes Me Want to Quilt…

Miter Stripes Quilt by Maura Ambrose at Folk Fibers
Miter Stripes Quilt by Maura Ambrose at Folk Fibers
One of a kind Terrain exclusive
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Maura Grace Ambrose of Folk Fibers has a goal: to share the craft and folklore around natural dyes and quilting.

Before you imagine a hippie, hemp wearing, flower child – take the time to check out some of her beautiful and amazing quilts. They are gorgeous. Maura uses natural dyes for some of her fabrics and patchworks them with others – both vintage and new. She is committed to using 100% natural fibres because she believes they feel better (totally agree) and she favours solid colours.

I think her work is stunning…

Colorado Quilt by Folk FibersVintage wool, linen, and cotton fabrics arranged in a strip quilt format.  (Image from Folk Fibers)
Colorado Quilt by Folk Fibers
Vintage wool, linen, and cotton fabrics arranged in a strip quilt format.
(Image from Folk Fibers)
Denim Strip Quilt by Folk Fibers(Image from Folk Fibers)
Denim Strip Quilt by Folk Fibers
(Image from Folk Fibers)
Miter Strip Quilt(Imafe from Folk Fibers)
Miter Strip Quilt by Folk Fibers
(Image from Folk Fibers)
California QuiltNew and vintage cottons come together in a bold strip quilt style. The bright modern color palette is softened with subtle accent strips, a select few are naturally dyed with onion skins.  (Image from Folk Fibers)
California Quilt by Folk Fibers
New and vintage cottons come together in a bold strip quilt style. The bright modern color palette is softened with subtle accent strips, a select few are naturally dyed with onion skins.
(Image from Folk Fibers)
Flying Geese Quilt by Folk Fibers(Image from Folk Fibers)
Flying Geese Quilt by Folk Fibers
(Image from Folk Fibers)
Cross Quilt by Folk Fibers(Image from Folk Fibers)
Cross Quilt by Folk Fibers
(Image from Folk Fibers)

All Maura’s quilts are hand-quilted in Texas. They arrive packed in a handmade, screen printed cedar box.

If you’d like to learn more about the fab’ work of Maura at Folk Fibers, check out her website here. As you might expect, her quilts are not cheap, but what an heirloom…!

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Comments (12)

Beautiful and my style – not traditional florals but stark and linear bold colours. Her shibori cushions on her website are amazing!

C! How are you? Gotta say, shibori almost anything is my kind of thing…

Not me, but they are beautiful 🙂

Yet more patience than I have, J!

I love the flying geese ones..! I’m more into geometry in fabric and textiles like these than anything else, which is hard to come by…

I’ll get you a flying geese one for Christmas then, shall I…?

Texas?!!!! How have I not discovered this already?

What can I say? I know not why, but at least you have now! 🙂

something very comforting about quilts – would love to be able to make them myself but I’m not very nimble fingered

A post about amazing quilts – I could easily do a spot of home dying and the school holidays start today – must be a sign

Sharon – if you are going to home dye, you MUST let me know how it goes…?

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