My Etsy shop is now OPEN!

Please note: Ceramic items sell out extremely quickly! There may not be any in the shop at this time. The Fish Museum and Circus email newsletter is sent every first and third Thursday of each month and announces the date and time items will be listed in the shop. To receive the email newsletter, sign up in the pop up box in the upper right of this site or email me at and request to receive the newsletter.

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Hi there! My name is Deborah Fisher, designer of sewn things, object maker. Welcome to the Fish Museum and Circus. I am the docent and ring master of this crazy mixed up cabinet of curiosities. Mostly you will find here things of a sewing and textile nature, with other odd bits thrown in.

I grew up making dolls and odd things and watching my mother sew quilts. After years as a fine artist I now design dolls, odd things, and quilts.

I am also the director and quilt designer for the Bright Hopes Collaborative Quilt Project, which I co-founded with my mother.

My project, Bo Twal, is an organization designed to bring handmade dolls to children internationally.

I am quite fond of cocoa, daffodils, and cinnamon toast. I live with my nifty husband, two magical daughters, three cats, a bunch of chickens, and a rooster named Smudge on Long Island, NY.

You can email me here! 

Check out my new book, Quilt Giving: 19 Simple Quilt Patterns to Make and Give!