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Maura Grace Ambrose  quilt maker + natural dyer living my dreams on a hilltop in the woods in the heart of Texas

This is the softest vintage quilt (top) I've ever held. It feels like the softest lightest cotton voile and looks block printed - feels lucky to call it mine! but if only the quilt could talk and tell me it's whole story...who cut your pieces? who hand-stitched them all together, and where did this amazing fabric come from(!)? And Me, I found it on eBay, for a price so low it feels wrong to say.

Putting together a lecture to present to the students, faculty, and staff at SCAD in a week. It's been a rewarding process reflecting on the past 10 years of my life, from student to artist. Thankful for the path that's guided us (Chap and I), happy about all that we've learned, and excited to share our story with others.

Matching my precious collection of vintage florals with hand-dyed linen 💞

Another color-story for another quilt. Natural dyes on linen.

I've been dreaming of these autumnal colors coming together in a quilt for some time. (organic linen hand-dyed with plants: cutch, logwood, indigo and osage.)

My little valentine 💗

The smell of hyacinth cut fresh from the garden, woven paper valentines stuffed with homemade heart-shaped cookies.

My loves, my teachers ❤️

Smitten with this stitch pattern, and it's reversible(!) making it perfect for quilting! 💕

Butternut squash pie for dinner, again! (recipe from Jessica, the beloved baker and homemaker @sugarhouseworkshop)

Working through hand-quilting ideas in preparation for my upcoming workshop at QuiltCon. As a little motivation, these stitches will eventually amount to a set of linen napkins for our home.

Just because🐰