Announcement Solar-powered quilts and handknits made from "found" materials. All fabrics and yarns are *new*... found at thrift shops, yard sales, and in my stash. And given new life in a handmade quilt or cozy knit.
Solar-powered quilts and handknits made from "found" materials. All fabrics and yarns are *new*... found at thrift shops, yard sales, and in my stash. And given new life in a handmade quilt or cozy knit.
Virginia Carpenter on Aug 11, 2016
These were exactly like the picture. The craftsmanship is lovely. A++
Rosemary Morris on Apr 19, 2016
Satisfactory solution arrived at-agreeable seller-thank you.
Rain Garden Quilts from Rural Vashon Island, Washington!
Hello! And thanks for visiting Rain Garden Quilts, a proud Quiltsy Team member and Recycle Party shop!
I create my quilts and handknits at my solar-powered home on rural Vashon Island, a short ferry ride from Seattle, WA. I enjoy the challenge of making quilts and knits from "found" fabrics and yarn from my local thrift store, supplemented by treasures found at the fabulous Vashon quilt shop, Island Quilter. Upcycling and repurposing materials fits my green values.
I particularly enjoy mixing modern fabrics with vintage quilt designs. And modern quilt designs with vintage fabrics! :-)
Like many Etsy craftspeople, I come from a long line of spunky women who made stuff: Quilts and clothing, lace and rag rugs. Women who gardened, canned food and knit -- both out of necessity and for creative expression.
My spouse and I are organic veggie gardeners, take public transportation to work off-island (ferry, bus, vanpool) and share our home with five rescued felines. We've built a rain garden to capture the rain that falls on our roof. It provides the pleasure of flowing water in the garden and irrigates water-loving plants as the rainwater filters through the earth on its way to the aquifer.
We are the parents of three grown children, all of whom live in the Seattle area.
An ongoing focus for my quilting is a local project, American Heroes Quilts, which provides handmade quilts to wounded veterans returning from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Visit www.americanheroquilts.com to see a gallery of quilts and quotes from recipients.
My quilts (and handknits) are one-of-a-kind, made from -- new! -- fabrics and yarns found at thrift shops, yard sales and in my stash. Thus are lost fabrics rescued from a horrible fate at the landfill and given new life in a beloved quilt.
Accepted payment methods
Paypal: (Visa, Mastercard, American Express and eChecks)
An existing Paypal account is not required to pay via this method. If you would like to pay with any major credit card:
~select Paypal as your method of payment in the Etsy checkout
~click on the green "Pay with Paypal" button, and
~follow the steps to pay with a credit card
Paypal will simply facilitate the transaction.
All currencies are in $US.
Payment needs to be made within 24 hours of purchase.
Refunds and Exchanges
Please contact me within 3 days if you are not happy with your purchase and we'll work it out. In most cases I will be glad to refund the purchase price of the item (not including shipping) once I receive it back in good condition.
Of course, custom orders are not refundable.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders are very welcome.
Thanks for visiting Rain Garden Quilts!