QuiltyCritters

Hello and Welcome to the Quilty Critters® Shop!

Newton, New Jersey · 1909 Sales

QuiltyCritters

Hello and Welcome to the Quilty Critters® Shop!

Newton, New Jersey 1909 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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Announcement   ✿❀❁•*¨`*•.✿❀❁• Quilty Critters© ~ the place for hand created animals and other crafty items up-cycled out of antique and vintage quilts and unusual findings!
Quilty Critters and Quilty Crafts make unique heirloom quality gifts one will remember always.
Any Custom order may filled with any fresh herb or dried flower available or requested.
My way of recycling is using antique and vintage textiles sewn and fashioned
into creative funny little animals - each one unique unto itself. Every animal conceivable!
Please note: Due to the time and work involved, as well as the scarceness of materials, I have had to raise my prices of custom created orders. Thank you for understanding. Peace and love to you all... my business is a one-woman hand crafted operation!
Each made using bits of this and pieces of that... you never know what unusual bauble will be made into a Quilty Critter! I have so much fun!
~~~~~~Quilty Critters are best when viewed via Gallery style ~~~~~~

Are you a crafter or creative recycler?
Visit --'BaublesbyQueenartist' THE Place for unusual Vintage Crafting supplies, sequins, shoe clips and buttons @ : www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6719926
look under queenartist1 or Supplies - for Vintage beads, buttons, sequins.

Special orders most welcome, quick turn-around custom orders and shipping!
~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*

Announcement

Last updated on May 20, 2018

✿❀❁•*¨`*•.✿❀❁• Quilty Critters© ~ the place for hand created animals and other crafty items up-cycled out of antique and vintage quilts and unusual findings!
Quilty Critters and Quilty Crafts make unique heirloom quality gifts one will remember always.
Any Custom order may filled with any fresh herb or dried flower available or requested.
My way of recycling is using antique and vintage textiles sewn and fashioned
into creative funny little animals - each one unique unto itself. Every animal conceivable!
Please note: Due to the time and work involved, as well as the scarceness of materials, I have had to raise my prices of custom created orders. Thank you for understanding. Peace and love to you all... my business is a one-woman hand crafted operation!
Each made using bits of this and pieces of that... you never know what unusual bauble will be made into a Quilty Critter! I have so much fun!
~~~~~~Quilty Critters are best when viewed via Gallery style ~~~~~~

Are you a crafter or creative recycler?
Visit --'BaublesbyQueenartist' THE Place for unusual Vintage Crafting supplies, sequins, shoe clips and buttons @ : www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6719926
look under queenartist1 or Supplies - for Vintage beads, buttons, sequins.

Special orders most welcome, quick turn-around custom orders and shipping!
~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*

Brenda Bannon-Gehrke

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Updates

Remembering the dead - even though the week is over, Sugar Skulls are always available in my shop! Fragrant Sachets at home anywhere!
Next up: Sweet Baby Giraffe Quilty Critters will soon be arriving in my shop! Stay tuned for their 'birth'!
Besides new Easter Egg magnets, all sorts of new Springtime items will be coming this way! Check back every week!
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About

From Traditional to Textiles arts... I love it all.

I started Quilty Critters® in 2007 after realizing that many of my friends and family loved my little kitty cats made from bits of recycled antique quilt and vintage buttons, which were little tokens of my appreciation at Christmastime. I would keep a dish of the created ornaments at the door and give them to all who visited.
It was asked of me where I sold them... but I didn't! So I decided to create more of them and put them in coffee houses and cafe's in the local Newton, NJ area. Then I started to sell them on ebay. Some of them fetched quite a following - and there is even a children's museum in Korea which features them in an American crafts exhibit! They are all over the world at this point, having sold over 5,000 (as of 2014!) of the little critters - which range in size and species from Anteater to Zebra!
I often do custom animals per photograph, pet memorials, and donations to animals shelters (from Weasels to Cocker Spaniels and more!) and I have a specific butterfly Quilty Critter that I make with the sole purpose of donating 100% to The Epilepsy Foundation. Doing good makes one feel good... and so I try to do my small part! I have donated to a great many animals rescue leagues as well.
I make many many crafts, I paint, I draw, I create, I design... and everything about me is an influence and inspiration. You might say life itself inspires me.
On a personal note, I am the mother of three - aged 24 to 30 - and they have always been the world to me, even helping me with my creations along the way.

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Shop members

  • Brenda Bannon-Gehrke

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Textile Artist

    I have been an artist all of my life... since I could hold a Crayola. Every medium fascinates me, and I have a love of vintage and antique materials and notions. Quilty Critters® is my brain child born of that love. Come in and visit me!

Shop policies

Last updated on September 30, 2017
Welcome everyone!
I have busy busy creative fingers, they never want to stop! I enjoy making Quilty Critters ~ small ornaments made from vintage and antique quilt pieces ~ and many other assorted crafts. Keep checking for new inventory! My prices vary piece to piece depending on scarcity of embellishment as well as difficulty in creating. Thanks for browsing, stop back anytime! I usually put new items on in the beginning of each week. And I LOVE getting request for new quilty critter ideas! Convo me!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
  • Check
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept exchanges and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
I don't accept returns
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
I will refund/exchange in some extreme cases,
however, not on custom orders unless special circumstances.
Convo me if you encounter a problem, we can work anything out.
Payment
I take Paypal, Credit Card checkout and Personal Checks - shipped out or created promptly upon payment.
Shipping
I ship first class same day as payment is given or received. I'll upgrade to insured and/or signature confirmation if you request and pay for it. I recycle Shipping materials WHENEVER I am able to, saving YOU and ME money, OR I use BRAND NEW shipping materials, as well as recycled soft wrapping paper - which is included and or seen discounted in the S&H charges.
Thanks again!
Additional policies and FAQs
My personal guarantee --
If ever there is a stitch loose, a button falls off, etc, send the item back for a free 'repair' FREE OF NO CHARGE. It will be returned to you post haste, along with a bonus gifty as my way of saying thank you! I aim to please and put a smile upon your face!