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! It all began in 1971 when my family opened a furniture store in Porterville, California, USA. Some years later we opened another furniture store in the nearby city of Visalia, where I had my first job selling furniture. Around 2005 my brother Daniel realized that selling on the internet seemed to be the wave of the future. So he began selling home decor products 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! This website is always evolving and new tapestries are added each year. We ship our selection of over 2,000 tapestries worldwide. We strive after excellence in customer service, 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 would like to personally thank you for visiting our online store 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 that gives you peace of mind to buy.
I grew up in and around the town of Visalia, California. I started working for my family's furniture business at the age of 17. After a couple years of being a furniture salesman I moved out to New York City. My time in the city expanded my love for art and culture. Thereafter I moved back to California. However, I did not return to the valley. Instead I moved to the beautiful central coast. There I resumed working with my family's furniture business in our retail stores located in San Luis Obispo County. After some years of living on the coast the inevitable happened. A friend got me into surfing! What an epic time I enjoyed during my years with this hobby.
It was also during those years that my attention 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 market for selling these products exclusively online. And so that is just where my business efforts have been focused ever since. In 2013 I 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 a recent response from a customer:
Thanks again for your willingness to ensure I had the right color tapestry. I couldn't be happier. It's a great looking piece and brings a great element of color to my family room. I will absolutely keep you in mind when referring others and when I need to add another beautiful piece to my decor.
- Stacey S., Dacula, Georgia, USA - January 2016