Maura Ambrose

Folk Fibers

Maura Grace Ambrose is a quilter and natural dye artist in Bastrop, Texas and the creative force behind Folk Fibers. She received a BFA from Savannah College of Art & Design and spent the next seven years working as a photographer, pre-school teacher, and organic farmer. She combined these loves to launch her first collection of naturally dyed, crib-sized quilts in 2011.

Her work has been featured in Martha Stewart Living, American Craft Magazine, Country Living, Design Sponge and more. She's collaborated with Levi's and Terrain on a series of bespoke quilts, organized quilting circles at Fortune 500 companies, and produced work for multiple permanent installations.

Her distinctive use of color and appreciation for traditional design result in timeless works of art. She hand-dyes fabric from homegrown and foraged sources, favoring plants native to central Texas. Each of her pieces are hand-quilted with Japanese sashiko thread before being packaged in a heirloom cedar box.

Maura regularly shares her creative process with thousands of Instagram and Facebook followers and teaches workshops on her property outside of Austin.

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