Designer: Denyse Schmidt

Designer: Denyse Schmidt

Denyse Schmidt Quilts

a modern take on the classic quilt

We’re thrilled to have Denyse working with us on our scentless bottles. From Soak to Flatter, she’s using her newest fabric collection Ansonia to style the individual bottles in our Scentless collection. Watch and enjoy as the labels transition from our historic scentless labels to this fresh, new classic. It will take time, but it will be worth the wait.

Ansonia, the latest fabric collection by Denyse Schmidt, is a celebration of contrasts. The grand, old-world glamour of a graceful waltz meets the wild bohemian charm of the tango. Ansonia evokes a mix of art and industry, historic elegance and trend-setting unconventionality. While on the bottles it’s monochromatic, in print, operatic hot pinks mix with earthy taupes and deep chocolate brown (Mushroom), and psychedelic-acid citron greens whirl with lush, bold blues (Mossy). The effect is pure drama – the exuberance of fresh discovery juxtaposed with the nostalgic beauty of a bygone era.  And for your quilting and sewing needs, let Ansonia inspire your trailblazing creativity with 28 versatile and sophisticated quilting-weight cottons. Available first quarter 2014.

Firmly rooted in the techniques of quilt-making, Denyse reinterprets tradition to make modern functional quilts that are fresh and offbeat. Her Couture custom quilts, in production since 1996, are pieced to order in her studio and hand-quilted by Amish women. Denyse Schmidt Works, a line of machine-quilted pillows and quilts with an industrial-chic aesthetic, are made at her studio located in a historic Bridgeport, CT factory building. Clients of DSQ have included The Philip Johnson Glass House, Ralph Pucci, Takashimaya, Zona, The University of Michigan Art Museum, and The American Folk Art Museum. Denyse’s work will be included in a two-person show at the National Quilt Museum from October 2013-January 2014. She teaches her improvisational workshops across the country.

photo by Allison Michael Orenstein