Custom Quilts

We can make a quilt for you and to your specifications.

If you have a special project in mind, we can make a quilt for you

Quilts are special creations and pieces of art in their own right. They soon become heirlooms ready to invoke memories when seen.

 

Custom Quilts.

Within parameters, we can make a quilt for you and to your specifications.

If you have a special project in mind, we can make a quilt for you. Undertaking such a project can be a long process. At Alan Teather Quilting know how much effort, time and consultation is needed to fulfil a commission of this nature.

Consultation.

Consultation, may take months of backwards and forwards between us and you, as a client. We can all agree on the work in hand, the process, the fabrics needed, the timescale and the cost. We know, from our own experience that quilts are special creations and pieces of art in their own right. It is imperative to get the consultation right in the first place. It is then a smooth process from there on in.

Heirlooms.

They soon become heirlooms ready to invoke memories when seen and ready to be passed on down the family lines. We have a selection of quilts that we use on our bed. These are rotated around so we enjoy them all throughout the year. We choose not to have central heating in our bedroom preferring to keep it cold. This affords us to use a layered approach to keeping warm.

Handmade.

One such quilts that we personally have is a handmade whole cloth “Durham Quilt” that was made in 1845. This was by a lady in the mining village of Easington in County Durham, her name was Jenny Lindley. We had this quilt given to us as a wedding present in 1987 and 37 years later we still use it. We marvel at the quality of work done by candlelight over 179 years ago.

Infomation.

There was no information with this quilt other than it had been “handed down my maternal side.” Generally, it was given to the bride on her wedding day who then handed it to her daughter on her wedding day.

It came to me, Alan on my wedding day as I was the next in line.

Provenance.

There was no provenance with this quilt other than “it is a family heirloom.” Having been to university I found that I liked research. Therefore, starting with the pattern I found out that in days gone by each quilter had their own pattern. I also gleamed there was absolute hell on earth if someone else copied these patterns. Obviously no Pinterest or Facebook to facilitating ripping of people then.

Research.

I was able to trace it back to this Jenny Lindley. It took nearly 4 years of research, researching much. This included pattern designs, areas of the country these were prevalent in, and visiting graveyards. Electoral role archives, old street maps and much more besides was all gathered together. This will be passed on to the next in line..

All this research then offered information as to where she fitted into our family tree. The type of fabric used, the width of the fabric off the loom, the way the corners were stitched, the stitch pattern, all backed up this research.

Individuality.

This is only 1 aspect of one quilt. When we complete a longarm commission we do a “Quilt Report”. This gives the owner some information about what we have done. We give information in terms of needles, threads used, number of stitches, time taken et al.

If this is passed down with the quilt then it may help someone in 200 years’ time with their research. Great auntie Emily the third, being the person who made the quilt will be remembered long after she is dust.

 

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About Us

Alan Teather Quilting is a new venture built on old fashioned principles. We pride ourselves on going the extra mile to satisfy our valued customers in Hartlepool, the North East and further afield.

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Unit 8, The Bis, 13-17 Whitby Street, Hartlepool, TS24 7AD

07889 480224

info@alanteatherquilting.com

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