QuiltyCritters

Welcome to Quilty Critters!

Newton, New Jersey · 1744 Sales

QuiltyCritters

Welcome to Quilty Critters!

Newton, New Jersey 1744 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(1119)

Announcement   ✿❀❁•*¨`*•.✿❀❁• Quilty Critters© ~ Putting smiles upon faces all over the globe! I look forward to creating something special just for you in 2017! Custom Created pets are a specialty!

ANY custom item may be filled with fresh Balsam, Lavender, Rose Buds, Chamomile, Rosemary, Jasmine, Lemon Verbena, Lemongrass, Sage, Cedar, Organic Cat Nip, Mugwort or Eucalyptus! Just ask! Each hand made, and as unique and individual as YOU are!

Quilties make unique heirloom quality gifts one will remember always.
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!
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 --'Queenartistbaubles' 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!
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Announcement

Last updated on Jan 4, 2017

✿❀❁•*¨`*•.✿❀❁• Quilty Critters© ~ Putting smiles upon faces all over the globe! I look forward to creating something special just for you in 2017! Custom Created pets are a specialty!

ANY custom item may be filled with fresh Balsam, Lavender, Rose Buds, Chamomile, Rosemary, Jasmine, Lemon Verbena, Lemongrass, Sage, Cedar, Organic Cat Nip, Mugwort or Eucalyptus! Just ask! Each hand made, and as unique and individual as YOU are!

Quilties make unique heirloom quality gifts one will remember always.
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!
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 --'Queenartistbaubles' 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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Brenda Bannon-Gehrke

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(1119)
Heather

Heather on Dec 16, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I also ordered a custom-made ornament of my dog Benji, and Brenda did a wonderful job with him too! Her work is really stunning – it’s obvious that she puts a great deal of thought, effort, and care into each ornament that she makes. Benji is black and white, and Brenda used at least four different types of black, white, and black & white patterned fabric to recreate him in miniature. She even recreated his fluffy black and white tail (half black, half white – just like in real life!)! I really can’t compliment her work highly enough: the shape, the colors and patterns of fabric, the types of fabric, the eye color – everything is exactly right. She is very talented, and a pleasure to work with. (And not only are her ornaments beautiful, but she packages them up very nicely too!)

Heather

Heather on Dec 16, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Really, really adorable. I ordered a set for my mom in pink, and they were all so cute, and different! Each was embellished with a different combination of beads, ribbon flowers, pompoms, buttons... It's obvious that a lot of time and effort went into them - Brenda is very talented!

Heather

Heather on Dec 16, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I am so, so impressed with Brenda’s work. I ordered a custom-made ornament of my parents’ dog Remi, who just recently passed away. Brenda did a wonderful job – she used different colors and types of fabric to recreate Remi in perfect detail. She put a little flower charm on her collar, since Remi liked to run through my mom’s garden, as well as a tiny angel charm. Remi’s name and a little heart were neatly embroidered on the back. I cried when I opened the package and saw the ornament – it’s really beautiful.

Heather

Heather on Dec 16, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Another lovely ornament from Brenda. It's beautifully-made - the details are incredible, from the hand embroidery, to the very unique velvet fabric used for the body of the wolf, and the large yellow moon in the background. It looks lovely silhouetted against the lights on my Christmas tree. The only problem that I've found with Brenda's work is that once you buy one piece, you want to buy more, because they're just such amazing pieces of art. Of course, it's not such a bad problem to have! :)

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Updates

Custom created pets made to order!
A custom magnet order all ready to delight!
New ideas coming this way! Stay tuned for teddy bears and bunny rabbits!
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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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  • 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 December 6, 2013
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! Email me!

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
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Payment
I take Paypal, Credit Card checkout and Personal Checks - delivery 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 use ALL BRAND NEW shipping materials, as well as recycled soft wrapping paper - which is included in the S&H charges.
Thanks again!
Refunds and Exchanges
I will refund in some cases, but not on custom orders. Convo me if you encounter a problem.
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!