As someone who has dipped her toe into quilt-making (enough to know that I probably won’t ever make a full-sized one again!), I know how time consuming and challenging it can be. I have an appreciation for anyone who can do it and make it look beautiful. Lindsay Stead, a Toronto-based textile artist and designer, makes gorgeous quilts in neutral tones that are works of art in their own right. Their modern aesthetic fits in so well with contemporary sensibilities that it just makes sense that they’ll soon be available at Steven Alan’s Home Store in NYC and at Mjölk here in Toronto (they’re available through her online shop as well).
From Lindsay: Maintaining the quality and integrity that my quilts have become known for is extremely important to me, so I have chosen to work closely with a group of quilters in rural Ontario to produce these heirloom quilts. Each quilt is designed by me and hand quilted by a group of women who have handed down, through generations, their knowledge of quilting. The result is a collection of modern quilts with traditional roots.
Here is a lovely video Lindsay made with House & Home about her process.