Saturday, October 8, 2011

New Etsy Store: KarenGriskaQuilts


My new Etsy store is open! And this green and brown Midwest Amish style wall quilt is one of the 44 quilts listed for sale so far. It was inspired by (but not a copy of) a quilt in the book "Amish Crib Quilts from the Midwest, The Sara Miller Collection" by Smucker, Crews, and Welters, page 16. Improvisational Amish quilts are some of my all time favorites.


I know you're all quilters, so you're not in the market for quilts. If you see a quilt you like and you want to make one just like it, help yourself to the idea. Don't think about a "pattern," just do it by eye.

Many of you encouraged me to give Etsy a try and I'm so glad I did. The site is easy to use, and it's such a dynamic place! There's a lot to learn about circles, teams, treasuries, keywords, tags, favorites, etc., but I'm learning. If you see anything in my Etsy store that could be improved, please let me know. Thanks.

13 comments:

Nifty Quilts said...

Congratulations! I'll go over there and look right now. Wishing you lots of sales and new friends among those who purchase your quilts!

Nifty Quilts said...

Oh my goodness! What a beautiful collection of quilts you have made. I knew you were a very talented quilt maker, but I didn't know you'd made so many knock-out improvisational quilts. If I was in the market for purchasing quilts, there are a few I would snatch up right now!

Vivian said...

Best wishes on the future success of your new Etsy store. I'm just back from a visit, and you have a vibrant, interesting, bold display of quilts for sale. You've been a busy quilter. They're a wonderful group!

Sujata said...

Karen,

Just visited your etsy store! You have gorgeous collection of quilts. I am simply amazed! Good luck with your new shop!

Jan said...

Your work is stunning, and if I run into some money there are a few that I would love to have. Cheers to your success!

Kayjay in New Zealand said...

Karen, I love the quilts in your Etsy shop and wish you every success. I would love to own a quilt made by such a caring and talented lady but I will have to make more myself. They are gorgeous. Such modern designs. I love them all.

Carolyn S. said...

I'm such a fan of your work! Best wishes for much success with your Etsy shop, you have a beautiful collection of quilts there.

Kathleen C. said...

Congratulations, Karen. I love improvisational quilts too. My favorite kind lately has been the medallion style, with some pieced borders and some plain borders.
Your quilts will surely be popular with everyone.

Dinah said...

Your new store and your quilts are beautiful! I, too, love Amish quilts, especially the strippy/string ones. Best wishes on your new Etsy endeavor!

Amy said...

Thumbs up on the quilt!

Quinta da Quilter said...

Congratulations!!
Awesome!!

Helen said...

Your collection is so lovely and varied....something for everyone. You are a true artiste!

Mary Keasler said...

WOW what an incredibly gorgeous collection. Simply amazing