The beauty of handmade is the hope the artist leaves inside!

The growing trend to buy handmade in today's marketplace is booming! The Internet is ripe with many websites where you can pick and choose from millions of handmade items to buy as an alternative to mass-produced consumerism.

Where does the struggling artist go to learn how to turn their passions into consumable goods?

Where do you begin if you have no training or experience in getting those goods in front of perspective buyers?

I am an artist. I didn't even realize I was an artist for many years. My sense of myself as an artist grew out of necessity. I have always had a Take-what-you-have-and-make-what-you-need attitude when giving gifts over the years. So, I grew adept at taking what resources I had available and creating something special for my gift-giving purposes. In time, others recognized my talent as a quilt artist, and my life as a Sustainable Quilt Artist was born.

My vision is to create a community of people working together to assist struggling artisans build relationships both locally and globally. It is a place where connections can be made and wisdom can be shared. Communities are strengthened when local artisans thrive.

Find unique gifts and meet featured artists!

When you visit our galleries, you get more than just a picture and a price for goods offered. We give you more than just a paragraph about our artisans. We understand and value the fact that you have many options as a consumer in today's marketplace, so we take the time to let you know more about the person creating the products offered. We let you know why they do what they do and what your support means in their lives. You can follow a particular artisan on their journey, or just browse our galleries to find unique handmade quality products anytime.

Great resources for the emerging artisan!

Building a sustainable life as an artisan requires more than just artistic talent. Handmade-Hope works with artisans to develop the skills they need to get their creations to the broader marketplace. Finding a particular niche market often requires skills an artisan does not possess. Guidance and advise is offered through our community outreach, both locally and globally, and the artisan learns step-by-step how to build a business and achieve their goals.

In a community where local artists thrive - everybody wins!

Hope is a two-way street! The artisan certainly hopes to benefit by offering their products for sale. The community can also climb aboard the hope train, too! By supporting local artisans, the community becomes more sustainable as more of its members become productive contributors. An artisan successfully producing consumable goods is much preferred to someone living off assistance from others entirely, despite well-meant intentions for the charity.

Handmade-Hope takes the local artisan global!

Everyone knows that if you are in business today, you must begin to develop an on-line presence. The world is a global marketplace, and even local consumers use the Internet for almost everything. Handmade-Hope begins to develop that presence with each featured artisan. By developing a strong niche market overview and profile, the artisan can eventually grow in productivity and skills to implement, create, build, and produce their own on-line website, if desired.

A Handmade Journey of Hope
A Handmade Journey of Hope is the best way to keep up-to-date with what is going on here at Handmade-Hope.
Shop Handmade - Handmade-Hope's Featured Artists
Want to shop handmade? Check out the featured artists at Handmade-Hope. Discover why they do what they do, and see samples of their work. Hear their story and what your support means to them.
Featured Artist - Terri Stevenson - February 2011
Meet Terri Stevenson and see some of her quilts. Visit her galleries and hear about her journey of discovery as an artist.
Terri Stevenson - Mandala Gallery - Page 1
Browse through this gallery of mandala quilts made by Terri. What is your favorite mandala? You are sure to find one to lift your spirits!
Terri Stevenson - More Mandalas - Page 2
See more mandalas made by Terri. What is your favorite mandala? You are sure to find one to lift your spirits!
The Mandala Art of Terri Stevenson
The Mandala Art of Terri Stevenson - What is your favorite mandala? You are sure to find one to lift your spirits!
Sri Yantra Mandala – Kamala/Kula Devi Shift 2011
Terri tells the story of creating a magical Sri Yantra mandala quilt, timed to the lunar cycle. Fun facts to learn and beautiful images to behold!
Handmade Quilts by Terri Stevenson
Handmade Quilts by quilt artist, Terri Stevenson - A showcase of quilt art sure to delight the senses and inspire your mind.
Biohacking The Mind Quilt
Biohacking The Mind, by quilt artist Terri Stevenson is done using a technique and repurposed materials that reflect Terri's distinctive style.
Handmade Rotunda Quilt by Quilt Artist Terri Stevenson
This handmade rotunda quilt was inspired by the Rotunda. Built by Thomas Jefferson on the campus of the University of Virginia. Watch the video tour of the grounds that inspired it.
The Ultimate Graduation Gift - University of Virginia
Are you looking for the ultimate graduation gift for your UVA graduate? Check out Terri’s version of The Rotunda Quilt and order yours before they are gone for this year!
Landscape Quilts by Terri Stevenson
Landscape quilts capture the memories of those special places in our lives. See some of the memorable landscape quilts in this gallery.
Handmade Baby Quilt - Wrap these Angel Wings Around Your Newborn
This handmade baby quilt design invokes the angels to wrap their wings around the babe in blessings!
Handmade Wings For Shayna
Terri tells the story of meeting Shayna, The Miracle Dog … and the handmade wings she quilted for her.
Lace-Snowflakes - Hand Crafted By Terri Stevenson
Embroideried lace-snowflakes on a red and purple tree add spectacular winter fun ... even in the tropics!
Heart Shaped Handmade Lace Box Made Special For You!
Need a special trinket box for that tiny but oh-so-special gift? This handmade lace bax is a delicate heart-shaped way to say you care.
Heart Shaped Handmade Lace Box Made Special For You!
Need a special trinket box for that tiny but oh-so-special gift? This handmade lace bax is a delicate heart-shaped way to say you care.
Heart Shaped Handmade Lace Box Made Special For You!
Need a special trinket box for that tiny but oh-so-special gift? This handmade lace bax is a delicate heart-shaped way to say you care.
Heart Shaped Handmade Lace Box Made Special For You!
Need a special trinket box for that tiny but oh-so-special gift? This handmade lace bax is a delicate heart-shaped way to say you care.
Heart Shaped Handmade Lace Box Made Special For You!
Need a special trinket box for that tiny but oh-so-special gift? This handmade lace bax is a delicate heart-shaped way to say you care.
Heart Shaped Handmade Lace Box Made Special For You!
Need a special trinket box for that tiny but oh-so-special gift? This handmade lace box is a delicate heart-shaped way to say you care.
Heart Shaped Handmade Lace Box Made Special For You!
Need a special trinket box for that tiny but oh-so-special gift? This handmade lace box is a delicate heart-shaped way to say you care.
Heart Shaped Handmade Lace Box Made Special For You!
Need a special trinket box for that tiny but oh-so-special gift? This handmade lace box is a delicate heart-shaped way to say you care.
Nanovoice Personality Profile Reports
Nanovoice - A personalized report on frequency and vibration of your personality.
BioAcoustic Muscles Report
This Muscles Report reveals frequencies associated with the muscles and their functions.
BioAcoustic Nutrition Consultant Report
Personalized real-time information about the nutritional needs and quality of the body.
BioAcoustics Systems Detox Reports
This report generates frequency equivalents related to the processes of detoxification in the human mind-body system.
BioAcoustic Stress & Trauma - PTSD Reports
This software was developed to aid soldiers returning with traumatic injuries, and is useful for monitoring those frequencies associated with trauma and stress for all of us.
BioAcoustics Seasonal Flu & Pathogens Reports
Countervailing the seasonal flu and pathogens, this report reveals frequency equivalents across important domains worth considering to understand the body's response towards immunity.
BioAcoustic Eye Watcher Reports
BioAcoustic Eye Watcher can help you keep a clear vision of many aspects of healthy eyes and clear sight.
BioAcoustic Radiation Rescue Reports
Radiation Rescue Reports reveal frequency equivalents that can help detect ways the body may be impaacted by radiation exposure.
Handmade Beaded Necklace - All About Breath Beads
Make this handmade beaded necklace to use as a tool for stress relief, meditation and focused breath work.
Mama T's Cosmic Tea Party & Meditation Circle
Join Terri at Avalla Massage and Wellness for a cup of tea and an introduction to meditation.
Bridge of Hope - Handmade Artisans Building Community
A vision of hope and practical advice for budding artisans. Build your own Bridge of Hope in your local community and ride the handmade-hope-train too!
Hope Quotes For Inspiration Bridge
Hope Quotes For Inspiration Bridge is a collection of inspiring quotes, poems and lyrics. Add your favorites and watch the collection grow.
Hope Poems For Inspiration Bridge
Hope Poems For Inspiration Bridge is a gallery of inspirational poems sure to lift a heavy heart.
Hope Lyrics For Inspiration Bridge
Hope Lyrics For Inspiration Bridge is a gallery of inspirational song lyrics that will surely brighten your day. Submit the lyrics of any song that lifts your spirits.
Inspirational Stories
Do you just LOVE to hear good inspirational stories? Share your encouraging words of wisdom and hope. Even the smallest of things can serve to be a ray of sunshine.
Symbols of Hope - The Bridge of Hope Galleries
Symbols of Hope can be seen as individual expressions in this gallery. This project offers you the opportunity to share your vision of hope and make a mandala.
Handmade Space
Welcome to Handmade Space, where Terri shares what she’s doing, learning, and creating currently in her personal life. Learn how easy it is to take what you have and make what you need.
Handmade-Space - entry 2
Welcome to Handmade-Space, where Terri shares what she’s doing, learning, and creating currently in her personal life. Learn how easy it is to take what you have and make what you need.
Handmade-Hope Testimonials
Hear what others have to say about our work. Submit your testimonials of why you love Handmade-Hope, too.
When Darkness Falls ... Bloom Anyway!
Welcome to Handmade-Space, where Terri shares what she’s doing, learning, and creating currently in her personal life. Learn how easy it is to take what you have and make what you need.
Handmade Space 4 - LIGHTS! …CAMERA! … ACTION!
Welcome to Handmade Space, where Terri shares what she’s doing, learning, and creating currently in her personal life. Learn how easy it is to take what you have and make what you need.
Biohacking Your Life
Terri tells the story of her introduction to biohacking and the impact it has had on her health and well-being.
In Loving Memory Of My Son
Welcome to Handmade Space, where Terri shares what she’s doing, learning, and creating currently in her personal life. Learn how easy it is to take what you have and make what you need.
Handmade Family Fun
Bulletproof Your Family Fun With Terri - The Bulletproof Gwandma
How Gwandma Hacked Her Heart
Terri's reviews her bulletproof biohacking strategies and reports on the impact of living 'bulletproof', the results of her recovery, and the way she 'hacked' her heart!
Mind-Food - Terri's Menu of Media
Mind-Food is a collection of some of the media Terri consumes as she works in her studio. Some educational, some inspirational …. and some merely being held for consideration and further testing.

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