Hello! My name is Michael and my wife's name is Ashley. That's us on the right. We are the happy owners of Quality Tapestries, a family owned business! In 1971 my family opened a furniture store in Porterville, California, USA. Later we opened another furniture store in the nearby city of Visalia, where I had my first job selling furniture. In 2005 my brother Daniel began selling home decor on eBay. I followed suit and eventually narrowed my focus to tapestries, which we had already been selling for years in the family stores. Thus, in 2009, QualityTapestries.com was born! We like to keep our website fresh and add new tapestries each year. Our selection of over 2,000 tapestries are shipped worldwide, having served customers in over 50 countries thus far! We offer personal customer care, leading to great testimonials and an
A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. Your satisfaction is very important to us. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us. I personally thank you for visiting us and we hope to earn your business! - Michael Blasingame
About Our Tapestries
About two thirds of the wall tapestries that we sell are woven in North Carolina, USA! These products are jacquard woven utilizing the latest computer based looms. (Click here to see how these tapestries are woven.) The rest of our tapestries are imported, primarily from Belgium, France & Italy! These European woven tapestries are also of the highest quality and design. We proudly stand behind each product that we sell, which is why we offer an excellent return policy as well as a lifetime warranty on every tapestry.
I grew up in and around the city of Visalia, California. From a young age I loved playing sports with my brother. We also enjoyed playing music; my brother on the guitar and me on the drums. We played in a few different bands that would do gigs like car shows, coffee shops and some weddings. At the age of 17 I started working for my family's furniture business. Then in my early 20's I moved to New York City. My time in the city expanded my interest in art and culture. I loved going to museums in my spare time. Thereafter I moved to the beautiful central coast of California where I resumed working with my family's furniture business in our retail stores located in San Luis Obispo County. After a few years of living on the coast a friend got me into surfing. I sure enjoyed some epic times surfing!
It was also during this time that my focus was turned to wall tapestries. In actuality, my family had been selling tapestries in our stores for years! However, it was only in 2009 that I realized that there was a niche market for selling tapestries online. And so that is just where my business efforts have been focused ever since. In 2013 I moved back to the central valley and married my best friend Ashley! Together we now manage Quality Tapestries.
I was born in Guyana, a small country in South America sandwiched between Venezuela and Suriname. My Father is East-Indian and my mother is Afro-Caribbean. When I was two we moved to the island of Trinidad in the Caribbean and then later to the nearby island of Grenada. In Grenada I spent my days on the beach drinking coconut water and playing with my cousins. When I was 10 my family and I packed up and moved to California where I’ve resided for the majority of my life. In high school I was very involved in Drama class and performed in many plays and musicals. To this day singing is still one of my favorite hobbies. I’ve known Michael for many years but in 2012 sparks flew and a year later we were married!
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Here is just one recent testimonial from a customer:
"Thank you very much, the tapestry arrived before we leave tomorrow and here it is in our apartment in Lake Orta, Italy. It is absolutely ideal and of excellent quality so we could not be happier. Thanks again for your assistance."
- Kate R., Lake Orta, Italy - February 2017