" ... the babies who sleep under them will grow up with an image of the colors and patterns of their quilts. So when they are adults, they will be able to close their eyes, see the quilt and relax. It's what the psychologists call a 'transitional object' — something that lets us toggle between the here and the hence; the now and the when."  -- AW

hello and welcome!  i live, work and snooze in provincetown at the very tip of coastal cape cod

where, as one might expect, our most manifest topic, the weather, comes in every extreme

from startlingly sunny skies, to drenching nor'east bluster, to soft foggy stretches of thoroughly

washed out color in every direction. all conducive to making quilts inspired by this ever

shifting palette. 

 

inspiration for color and pattern combinations materialize as well via memories: nostalgic

references to the everyday textiles of my grandmother's home; or to mid century

furnishings aided by the serendipitous finding of a few swatches a la mode; the hyper-bright

colors of a candy shop; the rugged mood of a camping excursion; and there is always the

ever-present inspiration of other artists... these days, morandi and klee, among others, but also,

and not least, the humble yet visionary heritage of the ladies, and men, who express(ed) their

creative impulse through the crafting of domestic items of necessity. 

 

patchwork --- piecing together color and pattern --- and slow but satisfying hand stitching,

keep me focused on the work i love: the joy of handling fabric and the creation of something

that is the only one of its kind in all the universe. this magical delight remains as astonishing

to me now, as it did when I was younger, up nights, sewing my own one of its kind wardrobe

till 3am. if only i could rummage through the remnant pile from those days!

 

now i will take remnants from anywhere. and when I am not sifting through salvaged clothing,

precious purchased yardage, and bewildering mounds of scraps; when I am not stitching,

stitching, stitching, i can surely be lured into a snippet of one of life's other necessities: a nap. 

a healthy pursuit that i hope to further encourage among kids of all ages, newborn to

ninety-nine. thus, the name of my company. nap.

 

contact me via napprovincetown@gmail.com for pricing and purchase.

 

thank you and sweet dreams!

julie simms

 

 

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