We just launched our new website and blog. Check out our blog here.
We're working hard on our new website-- that's why we've been a little (a lot!) lax on updating our blog. Stay tuned! It will be up by mid-July.
Our gorgeous new photos are courtesy of Jess O'toole of la domestique. Can't wait to show you more!
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We love our new letterpressed tags-- printed right here in Boulder at Sweet Letter Press. Elizabeth and Matthew do beautiful work with an incredible attention to detail and craft. Their light-filled studio in North Boulder has an 1893 Chandler & Price Old Style Letterpress and a Heidelberg Windmill from 1964. See their work here.
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Stop by ABC Home in New York City and see our baby quilt collection. If you haven't been there, you will fall in love with their store! With multiple levels, it's packed with eclectic furniture, antiques, textiles and more. Spend an afternoon there soaking in the beauty!
Not only is ABC Home a beautiful place to shop, but their mission and culture are incredibly admirable. They aim to work globally and locally with artisans and designers that create socially and environmentally responsible products. We're thrilled to play a small part in that. Read their full mission statement here.
Whew! What a whirlwind of a weekend at the Smithsonian Craft Show. I was (and continue to be) overwhelmed and deeply humbled by the incredible response to the quilts! It was wonderful to meet so many great people and to hear and see the reactions to the quilts-- I am blown away.
Running Comma Workshop is certainly an adventure-- navigating the business world while trying to make a living doing what you love is a roller coaster ride indeed. But, after this weekend, I know I'm on the right track...
AND, the weekend went so smoothly with the help of my amazing friends! Many of you met my weekend 'assistant' Jess O'toole. Did you know that she's a food writer, stylist and photographer?! She's the talented woman behind la domestique. You'll be educated and entertained when you check out her site-- and her photos are stunning as well! She took time out of her very busy schedule just to help me for the weekend!
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Comma Workshop has been a whirlwind lately! In case you didn't see it in our newsletter or on our Facebook page, we're showing the quilts this weekend at the 30th Annual Smithsonian Craft Show in Washington, DC. What a huge honor to be side by side with some of the country's most innovative and progressive artisans and craftspeople!
I'm in DC now finishing up some last minute details before the show begins Wednesday evening with the official judging and Preview Benefit.
If you're in DC, please stop by to see me and my dear friend Jess, who will be helping me out all week. The show is April 19th-22nd, at the stunning National Building Museum from 10:30-8:30 daily. Tickets are available at the door. See their website for more details!
PS! Our tags were letterpressed by Elizabeth and Matthew at Sweet Letter Press in Boulder. More info about them in a later post!
I was absolutely thrilled when Anthropologie approached us about designing and crafting a limited edition quilt series for them. That was back in October, and the quilts are now available on their website and exclusively at their new Upper East Side store in Manhattan. See them in person if you happen to be in the Big Apple.
There are six, one-of-a-kind, queen size quilts in this collection-- three are available online and three in their store. I thoroughly enjoyed writing the narratives for these quilts-- stories of traveling and returning home and the quiet connection between the two. You'll read about the Big Horn Mountains, cattle drives, bookshelves stacked with Proust and Bronte, hiking with Hudson and Porter in the rain, collard greens, and much more. Here's an excerpt from 'I Travel the Pass':
i traveled the pass and headed home
to the familiar sounds and sights.
the predictable train whistle. the little
painted egg that annie gave me. the
pottery piece from mississippi. even
grace greeted me at my front steps.
did you know that she sweeps the walk
every day like the little old ladies from
greenpoint? i think she secretly wants
to be one of them. her house is full of
photos of rust and metal and rural
landscapes. what a life she has led.
what a life we all have led. and you
traveled the pass too. home to photos
of nieces and nephews and dogs. all so
little then. home to the wooden bead on
the mantel that jack gave you. i wonder
where he is these days. out in wyoming
somewhere roping horses and playing
in the dirt. sometimes we wish we to be
there too, playing in the fields
we traveled the pass and headed home
holding on to winter’s last breath, with one
foot out of hibernation, stepping into spring
It was such a joy to work with Anthropologie-- stay tuned for more adventures with them!