Carolyn Friedlanders aesthetic draws on elements of art, architecture, and the history of quilt making. She finds inspiration in features of the Florida landscape, as well as in the architecture, history, and cultural identity of St. Louis, where she lived during college and her early career. Carolyns work examines the duality inherent in modern approaches to traditional craft: the intersections between manufactured and organic, experimental and time tested, machine pieced and hand sewn. She explores these influences and others for fresh ideas that will contribute to both the present and future of the craft. We are thrilled to carry her many simple designs in quilting cottons, lawns, and Essex linens.