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Wise Craft Handmade is a tiny little handmade company of exactly 1. That’s me, Blair Stocker. I am multiple hat wearer, hand maker, patchworker, writer, and teacher. A modern quilter and DIY’er. I find great inspiration in making beautiful new original quilts and pillows out of vintage, used, old, or forgotten textiles. I love making the old, new again. So much so, I wrote a book about it! Wise Craft Quilts: Turning Beloved Fabrics into Meaningful Patchwork (out March 2017, read more about it here). I am inspired by my background in apparel and fabric design, and like to apply the same color and styling principles towards the handmade things I create today. I am inspired by daily life, vintage fabric, the math of quilt making, thrift stores, baby clothes, and fabrics that hold special memories (which I call “spirit cloth”). My color palette is usually bright and quirky. Even though I wear mostly black in real life. I live and work out of my home studio in Seattle, Washington (a virtual tour), been married to a pretty awesome guy named Peter for over 20 years, and have two teenagers and a cat. Life is good.

Blair Cathey Stocker of Wise Craft Handmade

My first book, Wise Craft: Turning Thrift Store Finds, Fabric Scraps, and Natural Objects into Stuff You Love, was published in March of 2014 and was named an Amazon editor favorite book the same year. It is currently in bookstores now, read more about the book here.

I teach and lecture about quilt making using fabric you truly love, creative reuse in quilting, and other DIY projects both in person and online at CreativeLive.com.

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