Kris Daly is a quilter who shows her beautiful, bright creations at Lithia Aristans Market. She is a long time resident of the Ashland area, and a mom of two grown kids — daughter Jessica, age 26, and son Aaron, 22. Appropriately, she named her business “Kris Quilts and Crafts”. A long time member of Lithia Artisans, she took a couple years off to re-think her craft, and go inside and take stock of what is important in life. Sometimes we have to get a “real job”. She did just that for awhile, but has come back to the market with a new found spirit of creativity. Kris is an artisan who has really refined what she is doing, and it shows in the quilts, pillows, and colorful flags hanging in her booth — meticulous stitching, textured patterns, combinations of fabric that just work well together . When I walk into her booth I feel happy. So much color, joy, smiles. I really like what Kris is up to these days. We had a few moments to talk while set up next to each other at the open air marketplace along the creek, and here are the highlights from that interview.
How long have you been creating your art form?
Kris… I have been sewing for over 40 years now.
Who do you consider influential in making you the artisan you are today?Kris… My grandmother sewed all my clothes when I was little. I spent many weekends with her watching her do her magic. She is my main inspiration. I have so many vivid memories from those times. Touchstones really…
To contact Kris email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can find Kris regularly at Lithia Artisans Market, weekends along Ashland Creek, behind the Plaza. More info. at www.lithiartisans.com, and weekly updates at lithiaartisans.wordpress.com.