BEHIND LE POINT VISIBLE
Le Point visible is high-quality, modern quilts that cradle your daily life. Behind these original creations is your artist-quilter, Marilyn.
Since her earliest childhood, she was surrounded by women who passed on their passion for quilting. Raised by her grandmother and her seamstress aunts, she sewed whenever she could, sewing together all the leftover trimmings she found and practiced the teaching from these inspiring women.
Her family shared their passion for fabric, textures and colours, but it was thanks to quilting specialist France Verrier, of the Women Farmers Circle of Cowansville, Quebec, that Marilyn rediscovered the practice from edges of the history of women in Quebec.
Quilting is a technique that inspires the creation of tough and sustainable items. Le Point Visible innovates while responding head-on to the environmental challenges related to textiles. The method of assembling and top-stitching three levels of fabric (including the filling) permits the upcycling of fabrics that were originally destined to be thrown out. Le Point Visible creates objects for your everyday that are sustainable, locally-sourced and ecologically responsible.
Designed and fabricated in a workshop in Bedford, Quebec, in the Eastern Townships, each piece is unique. In a spirit of fostering a sense of solidarity in our rural community, Le Point Visibles’ happiness is found through collaborations with neighbouring textile businesses, that have experienced a downturn in recent years, and in creating a circular economy with them.
The textile industry is one of the most polluting in the world. By upcycling fabrics, Le Point Visible reduces its environmental impact while re-emphasizing the importance of buying local. Made mostly of new, recuperated materials (end of fabric rolls, cuttings, leftovers from designers, etc.) our products generate virtually no waste.
While working with leftover fabric trimmings and upcycling them with our own hands, each piece is unique. This uniqueness can also inspire you to personalise your product.
If interested, don’t hesitate tocontact us!
Le point visible
110 Rue Rivière, loft 212
Bedford, J0J 1A0
To see how it’s all made, visit our Instagram @lepointvisible!