WarmFolk quilts and patterns reflect a love of traditional craft and a celebration of modern aesthetics. Daisy Aschehoug created WarmFolk as a way to move her teaching and quilt design forward in the quilting industry, while also pursuing various art quilt endeavors. This site is currently in development but will soon include a range of products and services all designed to keep you and your loved ones happy and warm. Or "koselig" as they say in Norway.
My name is Daisy Aschehoug, and I currently live in Nesodden, Norway. I grew up among sewing machines and fabric, but it wasn't till I was in my thirties that I finally asked my mother to teach me to sew. Quilting offered an opportunity to combine my new love for sewing with all of the art classes that I'd taken throughout my life. I realized a passion for selecting fabrics to incorporate into traditional and modern quilt patterns.
I've been making quilts since 2010 and designing quilts for magazines since 2016. I'm most passionate about the art of modern traditionalism and incorporating curved piecing into utility quilts. I'm a member of the Modern Quilt Guild and the Studio Art Quilt Associates.
I have a masters in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana, and I spent several years in the United States helping federal and state governments work with communities to develop best practices for managing natural resources. Now that I am fully immersed in designing, making, and teaching the art of quilting, I'm excited to explore how the resources I use in my craft can reflect socially and environmentally sustainable practices.
Picture from 2018