Shipping: All items will be carefully wrapped and shipped by United States Post Office Priority Mail. Insurance is highly recommended for any item valued above $25.00 I will ship within 2 business days of your order for "in stock" items. If you receive an item that is defective (e.g. a bead that has fallen off an earring), please return it to me for full refund. I will even pay the shipping cost for its return to me. If you wish to return an item because you changed your mind - please send it back for full refund. You are responsible for the return shipping cost. I strive to give complete descriptions about each item including detailed photographs. If there is any aspect that is unclear please email me and I will be happy to provide any additional information required. Materials used for art quilts include cotton and specialty fabrics as required. A variety of threads is used in construction and for embellishment. Surface painting may be incorporated as well as the addition of beads, heat set crystals or found objects. Lap quilts and bed quilts are constructed of quilt shop quality 100% cotton fabric that has been prewashed. I usually piece the tops with cotton thread as well. The quilting may include thread other than cotton depending on the "look" I'm trying to generate. All pieces that are meant to be wall hung will have some means of doing so attached to the art quilt.