Jennifer Campbell Kirk is the patchwork quilt-maker, published textile designer and artist behind Vintage and Floral. She was taught the art of patchwork and quilting by her late Texan mother-in-law (who was 81-years old at the time!) after losing both parents in quick succession and launched her business at Somerset House, London in 2013.
Jennifer found quilting so therapeutic that she would spend 8-9 hours a day sewing- she was hooked; quilts became her therapy and probably saved her life. In memory of her parents and now in memory of her late mother-in-law, Jennifer produces nine of each quilt from her annual collection, making them limited editions and a family heirloom.
With a background in working with museums (she also trained as a therapist...more on that later!) her practice is deeply rooted in history and narrative taking inspiration from historical quilt collections and patterns dated from 1750 to 1950, looking at the significance of the names and stories behind traditional American and British quilts.
Jennifer re-interprets these timeless quilts with a contemporary aesthetic using sustainable cloth were possible including hand dying in natural indigo and woad as well as working with linen, silk, wool, bamboo, organic cotton, vintage and antique textiles.
Working with traditional patchwork methods blurring the boundaries between craft and art, Jennifer fuses the industrial use of a sewing machine with traditional hand quilting and stitching.
Find out more about Jennifer's story here
Jennifer, the quilt is beautiful and is doing very nicely on one of our beds, thank you!". D.Elvin QC, London
"Beautiful craftmanship! The added instructions to care for my quilt was so helpful" Mrs J. Jackson
"Thank you for the Sawtooth linen quilt I got. It is stunning. The quality is superb and the pattern bold and brave. It was a pleasure doing business with you. You are so positive and helpful! Great communication! Fast delivery! Just perfect! Thank you!" Inger, Surrey.
"A very well made quilt, the needlework is excellent. There was a wide choice of designs and delivered on time. I love my quilt and looks fab on my brass bed" Desley, Morecambe
"Oh wow!!!! The Quilt has arrived and I’m absolutely in love with it!!!! Thank you so much for doing such a wonderful job. It’s like a work of art. It will take pride of place on our bed and hopefully will become a treasured family heirloom." Jessica, Wiltshire