Mathilde celebrates the sustaining power of beauty and comfort in daily life, with a collection of heirloom quilts and throws that are meditations on old traditions and new details.
Trained as a graphic designer, I design these quilts to use a blend of influences—subtle references to structure and line elements. These quilts are designed for layering in all seasons, as they are warm and breathable, and entirely machine washable.
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Originally from the Northern California coast, my studio is located in Pawtucket, Rhode Island in a converted textile mill on the Blackstone River.
As an artist and designer with an MFA in graphic design from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), I believe pattern and tactility are powerful tools in the design process.
My great-grandmother, Agnes Moran, was a French-Canadian seamstress and my Nana’s crotched afghans, so full of rich colors, were endless sources of comfort on chilly San Francisco evenings.
I focus on quality, a respect for the timeless power of the handmade, and hold firm to the belief that reconnecting with beauty and comfort will keep us more balanced and in good company with our hectic world.
Claudia Middendorf, Artisan & Founder
pleasing or agreeable to the senses :
bringing ease, comfort, or quiet
the soft influences of home
ORIGIN : West Germanic
1. state of physical ease and freedom
from pain or constraint
2. a warm quilt
ORIGIN : Middle English