Hi, I'm Paige! I'm a home goods maker + graphic designer + creative supply curator based in Olympia, WA. My work is shown locally at Gallery Boom, and I am a member of the South Sound Modern Quilt Guild and Olympia Girlboss Collective. I pull from my formal education in the environmental field to create visually stunning textile work with an emphasis on repurposed, thrifted, salvaged, and hand-dyed fabrics.
My family emigrated to the northwest from Northern Europe, sometime. I'm drawn to the clean lines and minimalism of scandinavian home decor, and the earthy + vibrant color palettes of my grandparent's daily views as fisherpeople + loggers + handiworkers. My work constantly nods to these influences while bringing the "at-home" work of my female ancestors + living relatives into the forefront of the arts scene, bringing quilting out of the shadows of "women's work" and into the mainstream.
I primarily work with cotton fabric to create minimalist, visually stunning quilts. Each step of the process is completed by me, often starting with hand-dyeing the fabric, piecing blocks together, layering the "quilt sandwich" of the pieced quilt top, fluffy batting, and smooth backing fabric, and then top-stitching and binding to complete the quilt. Each quilt is one-of-a-kind and heavily draws on my love of the northwest, community, modern womanhood, and admiration of simple shapes + cozy textures.
You can also find Ponderosa Creative products at a growing list of retail locations:
Modern Domestic in Portland, Oregon
Twenty Seven in Lakeland, Florida
Pieces to Peaces in Olympia, Washington
Quilting Mayhem in Snohomish, Washington
Sisters Quilt Shop in Chehalis, Washington
Brazen Shop and Studio in Bellingham, Washington
Gallery Boom in Olympia, Washington