About this Product
In these trying times everyone needs to escape, even if only for a minute. Let my quilts take you someplace peaceful. You can visit the mountains or the beach, wherever your happy place might be.
Today we visit the beach for some self-care and relaxation. The roses are blooming and the air is warm; life doesn't get any better than this.
This art quilt comes to you Ready to frame in a 16" x 20" double mat of white over black and backed with a white mat board. All you need to do is drop it in a frame.
16" x 20"
One of a kind
Ready to frame
Handmade by me
All of my items are handmade by me in a smoke free home. We have one resident kitty so be sure to let me know if you are allergic when ordering.
Meet the Maker
Hello and welcome to my shop. I’m glad you stopped by. My name is Dawn and I have been creating in one form or another for more than 40 years.
I create my art using batik, hand-dyed, and hand-painted fabrics because I love the vibrancy and colors. I also curate kits so that you can make your own art quilts. I do this by selecting the fabrics one at time and creating an art quilt as I go so that I know the fabrics work together (and you have enough fabric to complete yours).
I love Christmas and offer lots of colorful items to make your home festive this holiday season. New this year; DIY kits for log cabin Christmas blocks. I have been "collecting" Christmas fabric for about 30 years which means you will get a unique mix of fabrics in every kit.
Recent 5 star reviews...
I am over-the-moon happy with how this turned out. Dawn worked closely with me to make this beautiful custom piece using inspiration from an image that I shared. This is my second art quilt purchase from her, and it will not be the last! Thank you, Dawn!
(For my art quilt kits) Than you Very complete and high quality product Stunning and beautiful fabrics.
Wow!! Simply beautiful and very unique!! I have it hanging vertically so that it looks like a river is flowing through the piece. Wonderful batik fabrics. Great shop for exquisite quilted art.
How it’s Made
All of my art quilts are made with 100% cotton batiks. Why batiks? Every piece of batik fabric is a work of art in itself (See photo number #1). I love the freedom this gives me when creating. Batiks are created by first applying wax to portions of a piece of fabric. The fabric is then dyed and the wax removed. Most of the batiks I use are created on the island of Bali where they cure the dyed fabric in the tropical sunshine. Using these fabrics is like taking a tropical vacation without leaving home. :)
I start each project by deciding my basic color scheme. I start pulling out fabric; always more than I will need. Chances are also about 100% that the final quilt will contain at least a few fabrics that were not in the original group. The quilt takes on a life of its own as I progress and each selection can change the direction of the quilt. I audition each fabric, and as you can see from the pictures a single piece of fabric can dramatically change the look of the quilt depending on which section of it I use. The three strips in the first picture are from one piece of fabric.
Thread is also important to the final look of the quilt. I have a nice selection of variegated threads... OK, I admit I was kind of surprised how much I had when I got this new thread carousel and finally had all of it in one place.
You can contact me directly by using the Contact the Maker button at the top of the page.
I have found that creating an original art quilt takes time. Plan on 5 - 6 weeks; more for larger sizes. The amount of detail will also add to the time it takes. I will have a better idea once we have discussed what you are looking for and will provide you with a time estimate and approximate start date.
The largest size I can do as one panel/quilt is 40” square. Larger sizes will be broken up into multiple panels.
Once we have talked and determined the details of your art quilt I will send you a quote spelling out the details of your order. Upon acceptance of that quote I will create a custom listing for you for the initial deposit. This deposit is non-refundable should you cancel the order. Changes or additions to the original quilt design (as described in the quote and deposit listing) may result in additional charges to you and will be due as part of the final payment. The final amount will be due upon completion of the quilt and before it is shipped.
Please note: Quilts that contain subject matter that is so specific to you that they can't be sold to anyone else will require a 100% non-refundable deposit before work is started.
Returns and exchanges
I do not accept returns on sale items and custom orders.
For all other items please contact me within 2 days of delivery. The item must be shipped back to me via Priority mail, or something comparable to how it was shipped to you, within 5 days of delivery.
Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value. Your refund will be issued once I have received your item(s) and determined their condition.
I want to hear from you
Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns and we can work together on a solution.