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Boston, Massachusetts 92 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Emily Williams

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Emily Williams


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every fabric tells a story

After 50+ years, it suddenly dawned on me: I love stories. Reading stories. Listening to stories. And telling stories. So obvious, yet (oddly enough) I’ve never put that sentiment into words.

Our stories bind us together. Whether it’s the story of a personal journey, shared family stories, or the stories that tie us to our larger community.

My love of sewing and fabrics moved from the personal to the professional a few years ago. And it’s been great fun (and often a great challenge) making new bags/aprons/quilts/pillows and honing my technique. Yet, I’ve struggled with defining my work. What is the over-arching thread (!) that ties it all together? Now I know. Stories.

For me, every fabric tells a story.

My t-shirt and memory quilts are pure narrative. I love the process of working with clients to narrow down their collection to tell their story. Sometimes we work with a pile of t-shirts, no longer worn but too precious to toss; or baby clothes filled with small memories; or special garments left behind by a loved one. Finding the story in that fabric and transforming it into a tangible object is a delight. I now hereby dub them Story Quilts!

So many of our stories are shared at the table. Making aprons and tableware are my link those stories. And a great way to play with color and shape. Tea towels printed with actual family recipes came next. I first printed them with my grandmother’s hand-written cookie recipe for a family reunion; it’s been a lovely connection to a shared family history. I’ve since added others to my collection, and each one tells a special story.

Pet pillows began as way for my college-bound daughter to take her kitten with her to school. And with each new pillow request, I’ve gathered another story.

Then there are the fabric stories of the future: luggage tags and bags for the new adventures, aprons and tableware for the stories brought home.
Stories. Who knew?!

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Last updated on May 7, 2013

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Customer satisfaction is very important to me and I want you to be happy with your purchase. If you are dissatisfied, please contact me via email or Etsy convo within 3 days of receipt. Any returns require a return authorization. If an item is found to be defective within 30 days, apologies and repairs will be made.

Buyer will be responsible for all shipping charges associated with returns.
I accept payment via PayPa or credit card.

Please note: Massachusetts residents are subject to sales tax (except on aprons which are considered an item of clothing).
Your purchase will be shipped via USPS Priority Mail or USPS First Class Mail, after I receive payment confirmation from PayPal. You will be notified by email as soon as your item has been shipped. Please contact me if you would like to make other arrangements.

Gift notes can be included, free of charge, if desired.
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Custom orders are gladly accepted. Contact me to discuss your design, color, or size ideas!