venusdehilo

Colorful handmade quilts and pillow covers

Washington, United States · 81 Sales

venusdehilo

Colorful handmade quilts and pillow covers

Washington, United States 81 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(12)
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Stephanie

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Announcement   Unique contemporary quilts and pillows inspired by the colors of the tropics. Every item one of a kind and made with Aloha.

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Last updated on Oct 31, 2015

Unique contemporary quilts and pillows inspired by the colors of the tropics. Every item one of a kind and made with Aloha.

Stephanie

Contact shop owner

Stephanie

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(12)
Jann

Jann on Oct 30, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

very detailed. download was perfect. pattern very nice!

lkitchen1

lkitchen1 on May 8, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful pillow cover. I am a three-peat customer and will come back!

lkitchen1

lkitchen1 on Apr 21, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Amazing as always!! Beautifully made and vibrant colors. Love your covers!!

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About

Welcome to the colorful world of Venus de Hilo!

I am a writer and designer originally from the East Coast, now living in rural Idaho after 16 years in Hawaii. I began sewing as a creative change of pace from all the wordy work I do on the computer, and now make quilted home décor for people who love contemporary designer fabrics and bright colors.

I named my business “Venus de Hilo” because I love all things Venusian (beauty, luxury, femininity, pink!) … and because, as a former Art History major, I couldn’t resist the silly pun on a famous classical work of art. The “Venus de Hilo” style is beautiful and stylish and quirky, all at the same time.

Some of my fondest early memories are of visiting my grandmother in a small village on the coast of Maine. She was a painter and quiltmaker, and every bed in her home boasted a beautiful handmade quilt. The colors and patterns intrigued me, and I Ioved watching “Nanny” wiggle her nimble needle through a row of running stitch as she pieced another quilt by hand. I now live a long way from Maine, and although my quilts are far less traditional than the ones I loved to snuggle under at my grandmother’s house, I take great delight in carrying on this family tradition.

As a quiltmaker my greatest pleasure comes from combining beautiful fabrics into unique designs that celebrate the interplay of color, line, and texture. I opened the Venus de Hilo Etsy shop in the spring of 2012 to share these creations with you. Also, on a practical level, there’s a limit to how many quilts a Hawaiian home can absorb, and I don't plan to stop sewing anytime soon!

Every item in my shop is one-of-a-kind, created in my home sewing studio. I don’t use other designers’ patterns or rely on pre-cut fabric sets, preferring to mix and match prints and colors from various designers and styles as I follow wherever inspiration takes me. Even when I make multiples of a design (some pillow-covers, for example, or a simple baby quilt), each one is created from different fabrics in unique combinations.

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  • Stephanie Serrano aka "Venus de Hilo"

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    Aloha from a fabric junkie and color enthusiast. I love combining bold prints and bright colors in unexpected combinations in my quilts and pillow covers; hope you will enjoy them, too.

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Last updated on October 31, 2015
Aloha and Welcome

My name is Stephanie Serrano, and I am a fabric artist, sewing addict, and writer now living in rural Idaho after 16 wonderful years living on Maui and the Big Island of Hawaii. Every item in this shop is one-of-a-kind, created in my home sewing studio.
Read my full profile here: www.etsy.com/people/venusdehilo#

I'm happy to answer any questions you may have via Etsy Conversation, or you can email me directly at: Stephanie {at} VenusdeHilo {dot} com


CARING FOR YOUR PURCHASE

All fabric items in this shop are created in my smoke-free but cat-friendly studio from 100% cotton, unless noted otherwise in the product description. All products are gently washed during or after construction to pre-shrink, using only hypo-allergenic, fragrance-free detergent and fabric softener.

SUN EXPOSURE

My quilts, home décor, and wall art are all constructed of top-quality 100% cotton fabrics. Prolonged exposure to bright sunlight (even indirect) can fade these gorgeous fabrics. Be thoughtful about where you use or hang your Venus de Hilo quilt or décor in order to minimize cumulative sun damage.

CLEANING

Venus de Hilo quilts, pillow covers, and table runners are meant to be loved and used. Fabrics are washed before construction to minimize shrinkage and color bleeding, so you can launder with confidence in cold or warm water.

Harsh detergents (“stain remover” formulas, for example) can fade fabrics prematurely; gentle detergent is recommended. You may wish to use a “color catcher” sheet in the wash load for extra security if your quilt (or any item washed with it) includes dark or strong colors.

Tumble dry on low or medium. I like the additional softness provided by using a fabric-softener sheet in the dryer. Your quilted item will become softer over time as it is used and loved, and eventually will take on a lovely “vintage” look and feel.

Wall-hangings can be surface-cleaned as necessary with a lint-roller, and may be gently laundered if necessary.

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Shipping
Your purchase will ship within 1-2 business days after payment is received.

US DESTINATIONS

Most orders ship via USPS Priority Mail service with Delivery Confirmation, unless otherwise described in the product listing. Small items such as printed patterns and some scrap bags, will be sent First Class mail. Insurance and/or Express Mail are available by special request, convo for a quote.

I will provide a tracking number for Priority Mail parcels, so you can monitor arrival through the USPS online tracking service.

Please use a delivery address that will enable secure parcel delivery. Venus de Hilo is not responsible for parcels that vanish from your doorstep if they were delivered when you are not home. No refund will be made for a missing parcel with a "delivered" status from the Postal Service.


INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS

Yes, I will ship internationally, via US Postal Service. Rates vary widely. Please convo me about the item(s) you would like to purchase, and I will reply with customized shipping quotes, based on your location, for both First Class International and Priority International service, including insurance options for any purchase over $200. I can also quote Express International on request.

The items you are interested in will be placed on temporary Reserve for up to 7 days while international shipping is arranged. I will invoice you via PayPal for the shipping cost you select, and your item(s) will ship within 2-3 business days after that invoice is paid.

VENUS DE HILO IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DELIVERY DELAYS OR ADDITIONAL CHARGES INCURRED DURING CUSTOMS CLEARANCE IN THE DESTINATION COUNTRY. Please don't ask me to fib about package contents in order to avoid customs fees.


OTHER CARRIERS

FedEx and UPS delivery can be arranged by SPECIAL REQUEST. Keep in mind that overnight service from Hawaii is not available, and that both carriers charge a lot to ship a package from Hawaii.

CONVO ME about alternative shipping options before placing your order.
Refunds and Exchanges
PLEASE CONTACT ME WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS!
I want you to be happy with your purchase!

Take care sorting through your incoming mail when you know a parcel is on the way: it's possible you will receive a noticethat your box is being held for pickup at the post office. Don't toss out that crucial piece of paper with the junk mail!

NOT WHAT YOU EXPECTED
Every effort is made to provide accurate photos and descriptions of Venus de Hilo products, including the specific size of each item. Online shopping can never duplicate the in-person experience, so if you discover that an item is not what you'd had in mind, it may be returned for a refund of the purchase price, under the following conditions:

You must CONTACT ME WITHIN 5 DAYS OF RECEIPT to get a RETURN AUTHORIZATION CODE. Item must be in pristine condition. Return shipping is at your expense. Please insure parcels valued over $200. The original cost of the product will be refunded to you as soon as the returned item is received back here. Shipping fees are NOT refunded.

DAMAGED IN TRANSIT
If your package appears damaged, ask to inspect the contents before signing for delivery. File any damage claim immediately. You must RETAIN THE ORIGINAL PACKAGING for presentation to the PO with your claim.

PACKAGE NOT RECEIVED:
Post Office regulations require that you allow AT LEAST 21 DAYS from date of mailing for parcel to be delivered, before reporting it as lost in transit.