Designed and produced by Margareta Vovk Čalič, textile designer

Patchwork (quilt) is derived from the times when a piece of cloth was valuable and thus never wasted, either because it was handmade, or later, because of poverty. Its top is made from pieces of cloth sewn together mostly in a geometric pattern. The filling that provides warmth, softness and volume, the aesthetic top and the bottom part in one colour, are sewn together with simple or decorative stitches. The wives of the first immigrants in America made the most beautiful quilts. They had developed patterns, named after expressions from their former homelands or geographical or biblical expressions. In America, patchwork became the most widely spread handicraft.

In the age of industrialization there was no need for making quilts anymore. At the same time, time had been evaluated and so the time spent on making a quilt was no more proportional to the value of the material. Nowadays, patchwork is one of the challenges for a designer and an answer for all those who are looking for something different.

The patchwork quilts that I make are made mostly from cotton. The filling is made from synthetic cotton made from hollow fibres that are light, warm and antialergic. Blankets and pillows are washable by hand up to 30 degrees. Ironing is not allowed because of the filling and it is also needless because they are quilted. They can be used as a decoration or as a coverlet. Quilts come in various dimensions, from those for children's beds to those for double beds. Dimension, colour and patterns are adjustable according to the wishes of a customer. Prices depend on the material and the pattern.

Information and sale: M-ars, Cankarjeva 4, 4000 Kranj
Phone +386 4 236 25 25, Fax: +386 4 236 25 22, E-mail: m-ars@siol.net
Atelier: Margareta Vovk Čalič, Cesta na Klanec 28, 4000 Kranj
Phone: +386 4 233 12 70, Mobile phone: + 386 41 735 939

 


 
Caleidoscope, 200 x 240 cm, cotton
 

 
Trip around the world, 200 x 140 cm, cotton
 

 
Triangles, 200 x 140 cm, cotton
 

 
Trip around the world, 200 x 200 cm, cotton

 
A composition with pillows

 
Mariner compass quilt, 220 x 220 cm, cotton

For more information please contact us!

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