Miriam Blaich is a passionate quilter and fashion designer with her own fashion label no mimikri and a store of the same name at Pfluegerstrasse 5 in Berlin, Germany.
Miriam Blaich’s clothing and accessory line, no mimikri, offers colorful and comfortable handmade fashion for active and authentic women. As the name suggests, her fashion designs aim to encourage women to be themselves.
Miriam and I met in Berlin through a mutual film editor friend quite some years ago. We bonded over having both worked in the film industry for many years. I was always very impressed and inspired by her creativity, focus, dedication and ambition.
At first, I was surprised when I found out about her passion for quilting. Incorrectly, I had assumed that only Americans were sewing quilts, especially after I was given handmade blankets only by American friends and family. Through Miriam, I now know how popular quilting is around the world – and how meaningful it can be.
Recently, Miriam visited me during her 6-week road trip of the Western USA. Again, very inspiring! We got go on shorter road trips together, where I shot the “Royal Gorge Bridge – In A Colorado Minute (Week 300)” video and a few upcoming episodes. We also took the opportunity to record this interview, during which I learned about the awesome idea of the travel quilt, for which she is collecting material along this trip. Cool, right?
Additional photos in this video courtesy of Miriam Blaich and Melanie Fronicke.