Boots & Pine


Maura Ambrose in Austin TX

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Where did you grow up?

Florida and North Carolina

What brought you to Austin? (If you aren’t from there)

My husband wanted to go back to school.

What do you do for a living?

I make quilts, mostly from fabric I naturally dyed.

How did you get started?

I made my first quilt in a college class. I had a great education studying fibers in art school, but it took me seven years of odd jobs and other experiences until I could figure out how to do it full time.

What’s your favorite thing about your city?

The people. Austin seems to attract creative folks with big hearts who love to have fun.

What’s the last treasure you found?

It’s been a life long dream to have a green house and just last month I found a great deal on craigslist and we got it moved to our property.

If you were going to eat your last meal in Austin, where and what would you eat?

Dipping ramen at Ramen Tatsu-Ya.

If you could have a sleepover with anyone who has ever existed, who would it be?

Rowland Ricketts is an amazing indigo farmer and artist.

If your life was a TV show, what would be the theme song?

I have no idea! I suppose I’d write my own.

What does Austin need that it doesn’t have now?

Consistant rainfall.

See Maura’s work at Follow Folk Fibers on Instagram and Facebook.

© 2012 Arden Wray