About Amy Cavaness Designs
Art Quilts and Memory Quilts
Creating art with fabric is what I do.
Creating a personal piece of art for you is what my memory quilt business is all about.
Memories come in many forms….stories that are told, photographs, clothing, ephemera…all these things add up to create important memories for us and those we love.
Working with your stories and personal materials, I create memory quilts from clothing and story quilts that are as unique as you are and that tell your story.
Why commission a quilt?
A story quilt/landscape quilt or memory quilt from clothes is a gift more memorable than anything you could buy in a store. Special events make wonderful reasons for a quilt—a birth, a wedding, anniversary, graduation, a new home—are all worthy of honoring and remembering. A story quilt also makes a wonderful remembrance of a loved one, a gift which will be cherished for generations to come. Don’t let old tax returns and digital photos stuck on someone’s fried computer be your family legacy!
My art quilts are not made of solely fabric. I use a huge variety of materials to create my one-of-a-kind pieces, including decorative threads, paints, inks, buttons, lace, photos transferred to fabric and more. I use batting and backing materials and quilt and thread-paint to secure the layers. Then each piece is bound and prepared to be hung. The back of the quilt sometimes includes a pocket for notes or pictures, and a handwritten label.
Why choose Amy Cavaness Designs?
You’ve decided to have a memory quilt or art quilt made and there are many quilt makers to be found on the internet. What is special about me?
I’m known for my creativity. Doing something “different” not only doesn’t throw me, it’s what I welcome! There are many styles and techniques that can be used in memory quilts and art quilts and I’m familiar with most of them. Most of my 40+ years of sewing were spent making clothing and accessories and designing patterns. I’m very comfortable sewing with all types of fabric so, unlike some quilt makers, I have no problem incorporating just about anything you want in your quilt. Knowing how clothes are constructed makes it easier for me to know how to de-construct them for your memory quilt.
Take a look at my Testimonials Page for examples of how my previous clients have responded to my work.This feedback means the world to me and keeps me working, feeling very lucky to have found a way to truly make a difference.
Please browse through my website and contact me for more information on commissions. Prices vary depending on materials, size, type of quilt and time. Your satisfaction is my top priority!
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My Artfire shop has lots of examples of my other love–my original one-of-a-kind clothing & accessories featuring vintage textiles