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Nice Threads

She designs 'em. Amish women hand-stitch 'em. And each of these quilts goes for more than $2,000.

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What: Maker of handmade quilts

Who: Denyse Schmidt of Denyse Schmidt Quilts

Where: Fairfield, Connecticut

When: Started in 1996

In today's fast-paced world, at least one entrepreneur is enjoying business as it comes-stitch by stitch. With a taste for bold fabrics and unorthodox patterns, Denyse Schmidt says customers just can't get enough of her hip homemade creations.

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