Say goodbye to our Maker Team Coordinator! Laura's farewell palette "The River" was inspired by a quilt made in similar colors. This palette includes both Blend and Bellwether colors Rainstorm, Swan, Cerulean (B), Viridan (B), Malbec (B), Vineyard, Lilac, Smoke, Graphite and Black (B). Colors ended in "B" are from our Bellwether 100% wool line. Palette is available in 9x12" or 12x18".
Laura's story of the inspiration behind this palette:
"After seeing Bruce Springsteen perform the entire classic 1980 album "The River" live in 2016, I was inspired to make a quilt based on the album's title track. The song's story of a young couple thrown together in a hasty marriage, realizing that the circumstances of their lives may prevent them from fulfilling their dreams, is powerful and moving. I thought about what the song would look like to me as a quilt, envisioning the blues and purples as the song's characters, meeting at night separated by the dark river but not touching. "The River" is based on the real life story of Springsteen's sister who married young and ended up thriving in a long lasting marriage. On the back of the quilt, the colors form two lines that do touch to tell the lesser known ending to this sad song."
About Benzie's felt:
Benzie carries a variety of felt in a wool blend, pure wool and in glitter and metallic finishes. Wool blend felt includes 20-35% wool while Bellwether is 100% wool felt. Glitter and metallic are backed with Bellwether felt. All are approximately 1mm thick and vary in density.