Hopewell American Textiles

July 26, 2013

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By Koseli. Images by Hopewell Textiles.

I love Anthology and the Anthology blog. Do you? They never fail to share beautiful, interesting, and inspiring products and ideas. When I saw a post on Hopewell American Textiles, my jaw dropped. These quilts may be the perfect find for someone who’s hunting for something handmade and graphic. (It can be so hard to find a handmade modern quilt!)

Hopewell Textiles

The history and mission behind Hopewell is just as beautiful:

Eliza Kenan and Claire Oswalt started HOPEWELL as a design workshop built upon the principles of the Hopewell Exchange Program. In this program, Native Americans transformed materials into handmade goods and then traded the pieces for more materials. With a deep respect and love for crafts, Eliza and Claire share experience in woodworking, ceramics, sculpting, knitting, quilting, and painting. All of these elements combine to form the beautiful compositions you see here. A bit graphic and a touch modern, HOPEWELL seeks to bring new meaning to the word “heirloom,” thus redefining it for future generations.

You can read more about Eliza and Claire and see more quilts and some kitty-faced linen napkins here. Do you have a favorite online resource for textiles or linens? An Etsy or Cartel shop or just a retail chain?

Hopewell Textiles
Hopewell Textiles


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1 bdaiss July 26, 2013 at 1:57 pm

As a quilter, I like to think you’re mistaken. There’s been a huge surge in recent years of modern quilt makers and designers. It’s very exciting to those of us for whom more traditional quilting designs don’t quite “sing”.

I’m afraid I haven’t shopped for modern quilts lately, preferring to make my own. If you want to learn how to make your own, or are looking for inspiration when shopping, these 4 phenomenal ladies lead my quilting blog roll:
Ashley of Film in the Fridge (http://filminthefridge.com/)
Ellen Luckett Baker at The Long Thread (http://thelongthread.com/)
Vanessa Christenson of V. and Co. (http://www.vanessachristenson.com/)
Elizabeth Hartmann at Oh Fransson (http://www.ohfransson.com/)


2 Maria B July 26, 2013 at 2:15 pm

I’m LOVING all those quilts, but the last one is my favorite!


3 Jane July 26, 2013 at 5:27 pm

I am wondering in what sense these are ‘handmade’, or more handmade than other quilts – they are not handsewn, I’m sure. Is it possible to make a quilt without fitting the pieces together by hand?


4 Brigit Dermott July 27, 2013 at 7:28 am

These quilts are really lovely, and Hopewell’s philosophy is inspiring. I make simple graphic quilts in solid colors and it is exciting to see that this style is growing in appreciation. Thanks for bringing attention to modern quilters!


5 Design Mom July 27, 2013 at 10:06 am

These are gorgeous, Koseli! My sister is working on a quilt for me and I think we’ll add these to our inspiration board.


6 Mina August 1, 2013 at 11:32 am

Love these Koseli! And yes, I absolutely love Anthology!


7 Kelsey May 30, 2014 at 2:29 pm

I love Ink & Spindle. Their textiles are so inspiring, and the women are incredibly friendly and willing to help.


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