Linda Caristo / Linda Caristo Jewelry DesignsMy art and my mountain homeland mean so much to me. Perhaps when someone purchases one of my creations ...
Originally from Memphis, my husband, our son and I moved to Asheville, NC in 1989. My family along with our 6 lb. poodle, Roxanne, live just outside Asheville on the northwest side of town. My husband and I are beekeepers and have several bee hives in our backyard.
I make all kinds of quilted textiles, bed quilts and wall quilts, traditional and contemporary. You just never know what I’ll come up with. I made my first quilt in 1990 after taking a beginners quilting class at our local community college. Immediately quilting and quilts became a passion of mine. My quilts have received numerous local and national awards and many have been juried into national quilt shows. Several have been published in magazines and books. Also I have done freelance quilt designs, patterns, and instructions for quilt kits. My love of quilts and quilt history inspired me to become an AQS Certified Appraiser of Quilted Textiles. I offer appraisal and evaluation services for newly made quilted textiles; traditional or art quilts; antique or vintage quilted treasures.