I've been making quilts since I was in high school, and have often had to deal with hipster friends' turned-nose reaction to the hobby. "Oh...quilting?" they ask, bored and disapproving.
Well, I'm here to tell you that quilting is making a cool kids comeback. First we showed you the Quiltsryche creations, and now there's Don't Quilt Your Dayjob. Kim Thomas is a quiltmaker with moxie, who hopes her company will change the way you look at quilts and the people who make them.
To find out why Kim started this company, and to see a gallery of her creations, just
Don't Quilt Your Day Job is a company started out of frustration. I
was trying to make a quilt for my niece's first birthday and all the
patterns I found were, shall I say, less than inviting for someone my
age (that would be late twenties). Not only were the color
combinations way outdated, but the designs lacked distinction and
youthful sensibilities. So I started developing my own designs and
patterns taking inspiration from pop culture and music. Since then I
strive to make quilts that rock and to change the way people look at
quilts and quilters.