What once was lost–now is finished.

The Quiltfolk Foundry. where lost quilt tops and blocks are found, finished, then offered for sale in our shop. At the Foundry, “orphan” tops and blocks can continue their story as quilts that finally found a home. You’ve seen these so-called “orphan” quilt tops and blocks in flea markets and antique malls. You may even have vintage “orphans” of your own. Our mission is to collect these special blocks and tops and then, with a trusted circle of talented home sewists and quilters, we turn those lost materials into beautiful quilts, ready to find the next chapter in their story. Your purchases allow us to place these lost-and-found quilts in a loving home and make it possible to pay our artisans to finish more vintage quilts in the future.

Available Quilts

Dorothy – 001

The first quilt ever completed by the Quiltfolk Foundry is a classic blue and white patchwork quilt with timeless appeal.

Rebecca – 002

A quilt that began ca. 1850-70 is ready for its close-up. Gorgeous appliqué from the past meets today’s best custom longarming work in this quilt masterpiece.

Jacob – 003

A lost quilt top from long ago gets the Quiltfolk Foundry treatment with yarn-dyed woven fabric on the back and cozy big-stitch quilting.

Constance – 004

Some “orphan” tops cry out to be completed. Now that this quilt is finished, the embroidered flowers, cornflower blue setting pieces, and cheery baskets can find a home.

Fern – 005

Named after Fern Arable of Charlotte’s Web, we think this lively, perfectly scrappy quilt has personality to spare. It is suitable for farmhouse or condo living.

Phoebe – 006

About a century ago, a quiltmaker created a stack of beautiful 4-Patch blocks in red, gray, and black, but they were never made into a quilt—until now.

Billie – 007

It’s hard to believe this quilt started with loose, shaggy patchwork made a century ago. The Quiltfolk Foundry hopes you enjoy the finished result.

Holden – 008

What can we say? We love this quilt. Holden’s bright corduroy top simply had to be turned into a quilt. The result makes us smile, and we hope you’ll smile too.

Frances – 009

Sometime around 1910, a quiltmaker made a set of darling Double Pink blocks that never ended up in a quilt. We decided to help out.

Lily – 010

Springtime, gardens, and sunny days come to mind when looking at this quilt. But until she came to the Foundry, the quilt was only a top. Welcome home, Lily!

Roxanne – 011

Maybe it’s the combo of burgundy and peach setting fabrics or the scraps that look like they came from housedresses or curtains, but whatever the reason, Roxanne’s a great quilt. 

Paloma – 012

There’s something about Paloma. The contrast of the white doves on navy and the groovy yarn-dyed woven we added on the back resulted in a staff favorite.

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