It's an incredibly fortunate thing to be able to call the coast of Maine my life-long home. The natural beauty and intense seasons are full of wonder and inspire my original quilt designs. The practicality of textile art is a concept deeply embedded in Maine culture, as folks who work the land and sea in summer and bundle up in fiber and fabric each winter. Near or far, I hope these modern heirloom quilts bring a little bit of coastal Maine tradition to you.
(photo by Bethany McNaughton)
Smith’s General is the workshop and design studio of Dash Masland. Founded from her home studio in 2017, Dash opened a brick and mortar shop in the fall of 2018 and renamed her brand Smith’s General. This name was adopted from the building where the shop resided, as the Smith’s Store operated there for much of the 1900’s and was a community staple.
(photo courtesy of Yarmouth Historical Society)
Smith’s General then moved and operated from a quaint brick building in town, for a little over year.
(photo courtesy of Maine Homes by DownEast)
Dash is the owner, operator and lead designer of Smith’s General.
Caroline is our production specialist, helping with all aspects of the quilt making process.
Contoocook QuiltWorks, owned and operated by Dash’s mother-in-law, Hester and family friend, Ruth, does all of the professional-grade long-arm quilting on our quilts, ensuring the very best in quality and durability.