Proudly Made: Folk Fibers


As Maura Ambrose was busy imagining and later crafting a collection of heritage quilts especially for terrain, we were lucky to get to know this sweet spirit and artist behind Folk Fibers, a tiny handmade quilting studio based out of Austin, Texas.

What we learned is that Maura's love of natural dyed and fabrics runs deep, and that each quilt that starts in her hands is a labor of love in the truest sense. From the natural and reclaimed silks, muslins, and cottons she carefully sources, and the dyes she grows and gathers from her garden and surrounding Texas farm; to the community of quilters who hand-finish each piece, and the watercolor and hand-lettered history she includes with each quilt.

Now that the work is said and done, we're happy to share a look into the careful process that takes Maura from idea - this one for a collection of simple, bold stripes and a palette of time-honored American hues - to the resulting heirlooms that are her quilts. The process, you can see, is almost as lovely as the result.

Photography courtesy of Wynn Myers {Maura with quilts} and Folk Fibers.

To celebrate the Fourth of July, we’re saluting some of our favorite American makers with the Proudly Made series. See all of their stories here.

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  • ArtsandCats said...

    These quilts of Maura are amazing. I love this misture of tradition and modernity.

  • MauraAmbrose said...

    I love the way you guys photographed the quilts, they look great! Also big thanks to Wynn Myers for the beautiful photo of me and all the quilts on to the clothesline:

  • Lobo said...

    I love that you repurposed fabrics and vintage fines - so lovely.

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