Hello! My name is Skye Rayburn. I create modern quilts and other textile goods.
My background is in fashion and my original goal was to double major in Fashion and Fibers, but half-way through both programs I realized it was going to be too much to handle. I wanted to be able give each 100%, but instead I felt like I was floundering through both, so I dropped Fibers. The Fashion program enabled me to learn about different textiles, pattern making, tailoring and industrial sewing. All very handy skills to have and they definitely gave me confidence in creating various textile goods.
I created my first quilt in 2011, for a weird little design expo that was happening at my apparel job at the time. I used it as an opportunity to create something huge and fiber-centric. I was aching for some hands on textile work, as the majority of my time was spent on my computer creating prints and graphics for garments. That pretty much reignited my passion for hands on creation. Unfortunately, I didn't make another quilt until 2015. But, at least this time, I started to do something about it. Which brings us to today.
I prefer to use natural fibers in my work. My favorite fabrics to use are naturally dyed cotton indigo cloths, linens, muslins and recycled denim. I love to play with different textures, naturally dyed colors and hand stitching.
Thank you for coming by and please let me know if you have any questions or commission requests!