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Our Fair Trade, Handmade Guatemalan Patchwork Quilts & Quilt Sets

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fair trade quiltOur New Design Mixed Huipile patchwork quilt is made from a consistent blend of large embroidered patches [with no circular center huipile]. The designs embroidered into these quilts will leave you breathless. Like a great work of art, you will see something new and extraordinary every time you look at it. Cotton with a Poly backing. Bright Pastels & Jewel Tones. Each is an absolutely unique work of art.  New Design King-size [104 x 94] Mixed Huipile Patchwork Quilt with two 20 x 30 inch matching Pillow Cover Set. [Just patches-no circular center huipile].Handmade by our Mayan artisan cooperative in the Highlands of Guatemalan. Beautiful embroidered designs. Each is unique. $289.95

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New Design Queen-size [94 x 94] Mixed Huipilepatchwork quilt Patchwork Quilt with two 20 x 30 inch matching Pillow Cover Set. [Just patches-no circular center huipile]. Handmade by our Mayan artisan cooperative in the Highlands of Guatemalan. Beautiful embroidered designs. Each is unique. $279.95

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fair trade quiltOur Original Design Mixed Huipile Guatemalan Patchwork Quilts! The artisans call them Bird and Butterfly quilts because of all the beautiful embroidered designs in each.

Our original Handmade Mixed Huipile Patchwork Quilt [see pic. to the left] is designed around a circular center made from one entire Huipile [Mayan Embroidered Blouse], and it is surrounded with dozens of oversized embroidered patches. Bright Pastels & Jewel Tones. Each is an absolutely unique work of art. 

King-size [104 x 94] Mixed Huipile Patchwork Quilt with two 20 x 30 inch matching Pillow Cover Set. Handmade by our Mayan artisan cooperative in the Highlands of Guatemalan. Beautiful embroidered designs. Each is unique. $289.95

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patchwork quiltSpecial Note: Each Mixed Huipile Quilt is a unique combination of beautiful pastels and jewel tones, and no 2 are alike. The various pictures here represent the types of colors and designs found in each.

Queen-size [94 x 94] Mixed Huipile Quilt with two 20 x 30 inch matching Pillow Cover Set. Handmade by our Mayan artisan cooperative in the Highlands of Guatemalan. Beautiful embroidered designs. Each is unique. $279.95

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The 20 x 30 Mixed Huipile Pillowmhpc.jpg (45024 bytes) Covers. You get two of these with any of the Mixed Huipile Sets.

handmade quilt What our customers say: BREATHTAKING!  ... when I opened the box, the treasure awaiting was beyond words...I immediately laid it out on my bed and took a very long time studying and feeling all of the intricate embroidery and it brought me to tears through a huge smile.  Nothing this beautiful can be made without heartfelt passion, depth of soul and willingness to share.  I am so grateful to the incredible artisans who crafted this spectacular quilt and to your team for bringing these unique, heirloom-quality and "life-changing gifts" to us. Thank You, Steph Speziali, Plainfield, CT What our customers say: I received my beautiful patchworkfair trade quilt quilt today and it is as beautiful as I imagined... Here is a picture of it on our bed! Renee Henderson, Melbourne, Australia

More: Dear Don - ..my quilt is magnificent - quality is far superior than I imagined... I am so happy that I ordered - of course, your prices are far too reasonable.  Sincerely Sigrid Silverman, Tucson, AZ

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[Another example of an original design quilt]

What our customers say... The mixed huipile quilt I just received is so beautiful, its hard not to just stare at it. There is so many details in the cloth, embroidery, and cross stitching. I do hope the quilt makers know that their work is appreciated. Thanks, Evelyn Rollins.

More: I received my patchwork quilt today and when I saw the treasure inside, I almost cried...  Its beauty defies description and I have to keep looking at it over and over again because I see something new each time... My husband and I visited Guatemala, Belize and Costa Rica and I have never seen anything like this, nor have I seen this level of workmanship.  It is truly one of the most beautiful things I own... Thanks! Kris Dean,  Mechanicsville, VA

patchwork quiltOur Handmade Guatemalan Patchwork Quilts: are renowned for their beauty. The patches come from fabric Mayan women have sewn to make their skirts and "huipiles", which are the traditional hand-woven, embroidered blouses that Mayan women began wearing around the time of the Spanish conquest. [Click here to read about how the Mayan Artisans make these fabulous quilts & About the use of Symbols In Mayan Textile Art]

fair trade quilt Handmade Terracotta
Rust patchwork
quilt. Our all-time best seller. 
Cotton with a Poly backing. 
King size rust, terracotta, patchwork quilt. Size-104 in. X 94 in. $189.50

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Queen size rust, terracotta patchwork quilt. Size-94 in. X 94 in. $179.50

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What our customers say: Don and artisans, Thank you for such a wonderful quilt.  Everymayan artisans day I make my bed and am so thankful that I have such a beautiful quilt. Thank you, Beverly Bagley, Olympia, WA One Satisfied Customer
fair trade quilt Rose mixed pastels Guatemalan Patchwork Quilt. This was the quilt featured in "Lucky Magazine" See  close-up to right. Cotton with a Poly backing. King size rose mixed pastels patchwork quilt. Size-104 in. X 94 in. $189.50

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Queen-size rose mixed pastel patchwork quilt. 94 x 94. $179.50

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fair trade quilt Fabulous New Design! Red/earth tone handmade patchwork quilt.  

 King size Red/ earth tones patchwork quilt. size-104 X 94 inches. $189.50

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Queen size Red/ earth tones patchwork quilt. Size-94 X 94 inches. $179.50
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What our customers say : Thank you for your wonderful service! The patchwork quilts are fabulous! I am using them on two day beds-the vivid colors really compliment the aged wood. Thank you from a new, delighted customer. Isabel Besse, Falmouth, MA
       

Guatemalan Patchwork Quilt & Pillow Cover Sets

fair trade quiltKing or Queen-size Red/Earth Tone Patchwork Quilt with Two Matching 20 x 30 Inch Pillow Covers. 

King-size with Two Matching 20 x 30 Inch Pillow Covers. $199.50

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Queen-size with Two Matching 20 x 30 Inch Pillow Covers. 

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fair trade quilt Rose mixed pastels Guatemalan Patchwork Quilt with Two Matching 20 x 30 Inch Pillow Covers

King-size with Two Matching 20 x 30 Inch Pillow Covers. $199.50

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Queen-size with Two Matching 20 x 30 Inch Pillow Covers. $189.50

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fair trade quilt King or Queen-size Rust/Terracotta Patchwork Quilt with Two Matching 20 x 30 Inch Pillow Covers. 

King-size with Two Matching 20 x 30 Inch Pillow Covers. $199.50

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[Matching pillow cover]

Queen-size with Two Matching 20 x 30 Inch Pillow Covers. $189.50

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What our customers say: I just want to add to your list of happy customers.  I am more than thrilled with the queen size [Red/Earth Tone] Guatemalan quilt and pillow covers I ordered, ...Thank you for wonderful products and for caring for the artists who make them. Susan Lester, Florence, MA  

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What our customers say: Thank you so much for providing these wonderful quilts! Please tell the women its by far the most beautiful blanket I have ever owned. I will treasure it immensely! I look forward to doing business with you again in the future. Keep up the good work. Jennifer Haylett, Moscow, ID

Have a question? Email us at fairtradequilts@yahoo.com or illuminateourworld8@gmail.com

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Guatemalan
Quilts & Bedspreads

Kuchi Tapestry Bedspreads

Overnight & Carry-on Bags

Table Runners

Mission Statement

Guatemalan Artisan Photos 

Hand Embroidered Pillow Covers 

Gift Ideas

Guatemalan Throws

Shoulder Bags

Guatemalan Zacualpa Bedspreads

About US

About The Artisans

Ordering
Info & FAQs

Testimonials & Fair Trade Principals