Featured Seller: Organic Quilt Company

organic cotton burp cloths

organic cotton burp cloths

Wow! It’s been ages since I last featured a seller from the handmade community. In fact, it was nearly a year ago. I guess it is around the holiday that we hone in on the best and brightest artisans out there.

Becky Stone of Organic Quilt Company

Becky Stone of Organic Quilt Company

I probably first saw the fine work of Becky Stone on Etsy‘s front page, as in May of 2009, she was a featured Etsy seller. Her beautifully photographed works consist of organic cotton baby blankets, burp cloths, hand crafted quilts, infant hats, and bibs, all found in her etsy store, Organic Quilt Company. The fabrics are absolutely beautiful and certainly drew me to her shop instantly to peruse for gifts. My brother’s baby Maya and a  friend’s baby Samantha are two recent recipients of her gorgeous creations. Just look at this beautiful Woodland Friends blanket below (Samantha snagged that):

Woodland Friends Baby Blanket

Woodland Friends baby blanket

Passionate about her quilting addiction, Becky lives with her husband, three kids, and two fat cats in Hudson, an idyllic small town just outside of Montreal, Canada. Color and fabric, “in all its tactile glory”, have always been the main sources of inspiration for her projects. Becky tells me that she began quilting fifteen years ago because she really wanted to own a quilt and couldn’t afford to buy one. Her first attempt was a huge, very difficult quilt that she did finish, but she claims that “‘primitive’ would be a very grand compliment for it.” Fortunately, Becky stuck with it to create the beautiful pieces she designs today.

organic cotton blankets

organic cotton blankets

When I asked Becky about why she chose to work with organic materials, she said she had become concerned with the “chemicals devoured by the textile industry, and the quilting industry in particular.” Wrapping her three wee bairns in chemically-coated textiles at bed time was simply not appealing!  Becky chose to focus on baby quilts because, as I well know (!), everyone loves to buy beautiful things for babies. Here, here! It was a marriage made in heaven: organic fabrics and baby quilts. In addition, a baby quilt would provide a more affordable price point than larger, full-sized quilts, as they are already such labor intensive products.

handmade organic cotton quilt

organic cotton quilt

Shipping times from Canada are around two weeks, so you are *just* in time to order for the holidays. Pop on over to Organic Quilt Company and buy something beautiful for a baby you love.  You can mix and match lots of options to create the perfect bundle of organic goodness.

organic infant knot hat

infant knotty hat

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5 Responses to Featured Seller: Organic Quilt Company

  1. Goodwife says:

    Hello, I just wanted to tell you that I found you through

    http://www.handmadeinpa.net/2009/04/handmade-bath-body-with-liliths-apothecary/

    I made this face cream and I love it! I just have one question for you. I put most of it in the fridge and just refill a small container to keep in my bathroom. When I went to fill my small container this morning, there is a large amount of liquid in the cream. I can pour it off. I’m thinking it’s the aloe vera juice? Not sure, but was wondering if there is something I can do to prevent this, or if I should just pour it off?

    Anyway, I just wanted to thank you and say how much I really love this cream!

    • lilithsapothecary says:

      Hey – Sorry for the delay in getting back to you! Well the reason for this simply has to do with the quality of the beeswax used. When I used to make this cream, back in the day, I would get good results only if I used excellent, natural beeswax rather than the granular beeswax sold by many skin care ingredient companies. The truth is that though beeswax is a great natural wax, it is not as good an emulsifier as things like “emulsifying wax NF”. You can pour it off. Or you can experiment with using emulsifying wax instead and see if you like the results! Whether it separates or not, it doesn’t really matter that much. As long as you keep it in the fridge and love the way it takes care of your skin!
      ~Sarah

  2. Goodwife says:

    Thank you so much! The beeswax I used is supposed to be all natural, it’s in a large block and says on it, it may have particles of bees in it because nothing has been done to it. That said, I LOVE this cream and did just pour the water off. Thank you so much for sharing your recipe, I can’t thank you enough!

  3. lilithsapothecary says:

    That is so surprising! I have never had that happen with good beeswax. Huh. Well, the thing is that to really ‘fix’ it you’d have to switch to emulsifying wax, which is made for the purpose of emulsfiying creams. Otherwise i guess it is more of a gamble. I have to admit that that is the very reason why I stopped making the cream myself, but it is truly the most natural cream you can make. So if you can live with that happening from time to time, then good!

  4. Goodwife says:

    No worries, I really like it and don’t mind having to drain a bit of water off. I only have to do it usually a couple times when I refil my little container. Thanks again!

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