Special sale on quilts and toys this weekend (Dec. 9-10), at the Benaroya Hall Holiday Pops Market!
HGBG is thrilled to participate in the Holiday markets during the Seattle Symphony's Holiday Pops concerts on December 9-10, 2023!
Luxury Troll Boudoirs
-- Set in a picturesque wooden cigar box, each features a troll doll with its own quilt, snuggled into a little bed made of vintage satin
-- Comes with a booklet, Beautiful Thoughts for the Boudoir, with quotes and portraits by five inspiring French and American women writers
-- Accompanied by an ivory satin pouch for chic troll travel
-- Suitable for children or nostalgia lovers of any age
-- Made 100% of repurposed materials
The winner of the Design YOUR Quilt game at the Admiral Junction Funktion last August! The finished work (see Quilts) is on display now at West Seattle Grounds coffee shop!
Luxury Troll Boudoirs,
Since June 2020, the "Respect Quilt" project has been going strong
"Respect" quilts, detail
"A very meaningful project"
-- Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi, eminent scholar, curator, and creator of quilts
Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement and a special former student from South Bend, Indiana, the original "Respect Quilts" I am making now feature beautiful cottons from Africa, vintage linens, and custom-designed fabrics from Black-owned businesses all around the USA--from Seattle, WA, St Louis, MO, Brooklyn, NY, Rahway, NJ, and Austin, TX. The provocative patches on the back declare "Respect Existence or Expect Resistance!" and show images of Black civil rights leader Malcolm X and words from a Bob Marley song, "One Love." For more photos and to purchase, see our store on Etsy.
Designed as a wall-hanging or a bed coverlet, these unique quilts make a warm-hearted political statement of unity. For every "Respect" quilt sold, 20% of the proceeds will go to the Boys and Girls Clubs of the two places we call home:
South Bend, IN, and Seattle, WA.
A "Christmas Carol" for our times, featuring the Covid-19 virus and a Ghostly cat, with a happy ending that shows how creativity can flower in a friendly urban setting. Illustrated by Kiera Highsmith, with historical or contextual notes by Dickens scholar, Chris VandenBossche, and animal rights activist, Wendy A. Wolfe. 40 pages, color illus. Ages 8 to Adult.
Murray Baumgarten, Founder of the UCSC Dickens Project writes: "Laughter heals, and this lovely book kept me laughing. It's a wonderful tribute to Dickens's Christmas Carol, by extending it to animals. Our pets come out ahead here, knowing things it would be best for we adults to learn and take to heart. And as we laugh and chortle, we heal." Available now at Pegasus Book Exchange in West Seattle (online), the HGBG shop, as well as other online sellers!
Shop our store on Etsy!
Honey Girl Books and Gifts features heirloom-quality products that tell our stories and yours:
1. Quilts, each with a vintage touch
2. Original illustrated books for readers age 8 to adult
3. Toys made of repurposed materials
The Quilt Show and reading of our first children's book in October 2019 at the Country Store on Vashon Island drew a big crowd!
(Eternal thanks to Matt vonEgidy,
a dear friend, kindred spirit, who left us all too soon. Seen in far right, above.)
The Alice in Wonderland
quilts tell a wild story...
Seen here is "Alice" quilt no. 6,
now available on etsy!
My'Iesha (left) and Andrea (right) with their HGBG gifts.
Alice in Wonderland small size quilt
Babies and kids love our quilts!