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Portland, OR


Handmade quilts and home accessories by fiber artist Linda Nussbaum. See samples of past projects as well as pieces available for sale and inspirations for custom orders. To see what is currently available for sale, please visit my Etsy Shop.

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Thank you for visiting Surrounded by Scraps — a design company created by Linda Nussbaum, specializing in handmade quilts and quilted accessories for your home and self. My designs gravitate toward a modern aesthetic while pulling from a broad number of influences, traditions and techniques.

My Quilt Story


I began quilting in 1999 after receiving a BA in drama with a concentration in costume design three years earlier. I was introduced to the quilting world by my mother, a talented quilter, seamstress and stitcher in her own right, who had also given me my first sewing lessons about 20 years earlier. It did not take long to become enamored and the quilting bug was born.

Jump to 2011. After several years of working on the retail side of the quilting and home goods industry I decided to concentrate my time on making unique, handmade goods and original patterns for others. And so Surrounded by Scraps, LLC was born.

I've been building and creating since then. I'm putting energy into growing Surrounded by Scraps as a business, as well as working on personal projects and keeping the creative juices flowing.