Cozy on the Couch
A mother-daughter duo’s crazy quilts
Comics have joked about our recent ?arctic blast? that has resulted in near-freezing temps lately; even though our clime is still mild compared with much of the nation, we are shivering.
That?s why we?re hankering for a handmade quilt from Silverlake artist team A Question of Eagles. Perfectly sized for curling up on the couch, the bright colors (cranberry and magenta; blue, green and butter yellow) and geometric patterns (arrows and squares) make us look forward to a cozy Netflix-and-mulled-wine interlude.
The quilts? provenance is equally homey: The company is a collaboration between creative marrieds jewelry-maker Melissa Tolar and painter Jonathan Ballak, who named their year-old company as a mysterious-sounding reference to their love of the outdoors.
Tolar?s Chicago-based seamstress mom makes each quilt by hand. Tolar discusses design inspirations (ethnic paintings from the '60s and '70s, distillations of traditional quilt patterns) with her mother, who then sews and ships her daughter each one-of-a-kind heirloom.
After our cold snap passes, these tasteful, eye-catching creations would make a great sofa drape or wall hanging, the way they?re displayed at the ReForm School boutique. Take that, Snuggie cult--we?re quite content in our quilt.
ReForm School, 3902 Sunset Blvd.; 323-906-8660 or aquestionofeagles.com