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Last updated on Oct 30, 2017

Fiber art, custom art, yoga accessories, makeup bags, fabric postcards, miniature fabric art, and headbands.


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Andy Luther

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About ThreadsofLife01

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Threads of Life uses fabric as the medium to create art quilts, fabric postcards and accessories.

I have been sewing since I was nine years old. The first thing I made was a pair of shorts with a matching shirt. The fabric was yellow, pink and white. During high school I made lots of clothes from the fabric I bought in the remnant bin. Usually these were end of the bolt or the fabric had a flaw and sometimes it was just ugly.

I started quilting in 1994 and have not looked back. I make 5-7 baby quilts year. The first quilts were for my nieces and nephews and friends and co-worker's children. It has come full circle and I am now making quilts for the children of my nieces and nephews and the grandchildren of my friends. There are always some neighbor children thrown in. I think all babies should have a quilt so they know they are covered with love.

I also make little quilts for pre-mature (preme) babies. One of the guilds I am in has a commitment to two hospitals to provide 80 premie quilts. I usually make 40 a year. They typically measure 18 inches square and have a flannel back. There are such cute fabrics for babies it makes it easy to come up with the designs.

Art quilts are my passion. They combine color, texture and design together. My designs are original or reworked traditional. I love color and my work clearly shows that. In addition I love adding a layer of texture, which includes applique or beads. I really love adding beads. A few of my art pieces have hundreds and thousands of beads. Most of the time, I start the process with a design in my head which I put down on paper. I then pull fabrics and start cutting and sewing. Lots of times my draft is not even close to what I actually made but it is still part of the process. Sometime I see a fabric and it serves as the jumping off point for the piece of art.

I had my first solo gallery show of my work with 18 quilts hung. The artist’s reception was so much fun. There were 60+ people there, which was the largest gathering the gallery ever had. My second show was put up on March 28 and is located in a yoga and art gallery. The combination of yoga and art gallery seems odd but it is a beautiful space. As a yogi is feels like such a natural to combine the two.

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Shop policies

Last updated on October 13, 2016
Thank you for visiting my shop. Please contact me with any questions you may have. Each piece of art is individually made and the foundation is always fabric. My goal is that the end results are a smile.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
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
Returns and exchange details
If you are unhappy with your purchase please return the item to me within 14 days for a refund.
I accept PayPal payments. You may use PayPal to make a credit card payment with out an account with them.
Shipped using USPS First Class 1-2 business days after payment is received. Art quilts will be insured.

I will send you a note when the item is shipped.

Insurance is not included in the cost of shipping. It is recommended on the art quilts. If you are purchasing one of my art quilts insurance will be added (and is strongly suggested). The cost will vary depending on the quilt. I will email/convo you with that cost.
Additional policies and FAQs
All my fabric art is designed and created by me. If you would like something made specifically for you I do custom orders. They can be any size and any color. We can collaborate on the design or I can create one for you.

Fabric art quilts will fade over time if they are hung in direct sunlight. In order to keep clean occasionally dust them with a brush of cloth.