Wisconsinmade.com, an e-commerce gourmet food and gift store, is pleased to announce the addition of award-winning DVD and video producer, Jocelyn Riley, to its growing family of Wisconsin artisans. Wisconsinmade.com carefully selects only the finest-quality products made in Wisconsin and offers them for sale on the Internet. "Jocelyn Riley's DVD's so poignantly express the spirit of Wisconsin women that we think they are an essential addition to our selection of unique Wisconsin products," said Linda Remeschatis, owner of Wisconsinmade.com.
About Jocelyn Riley
Jocelyn Riley's DVD series, Her Own Words, chronicles the lives and work of Wisconsin women. In the DVD's Prairie Quilts, and Patchwork: A Kaleidoscope of Quilts, Riley showcases the historic importance of quilting as an artistic medium for rural Wisconsin women. Riley's seamless flow of photographs of handmade quilts paired with beautiful images of Wisconsin prairies and farms reveal the unity of a rural woman's inner life with the natural beauty around her. A woman's voice narrates the stories while another sings songs once traditionally sung by Wisconsin's immigrant women. The mood created is spell-binding. The viewer is transported to an earlier time, and recognizes its reverberations in the lives of Wisconsinites today. In Riley's DVD titled Ethel Kvalheim, Rosemaler, Riley weaves together the words and paintings of self-taught rosemaler, Ethel Kvalheim. An artist's story emerges, —the story of a passionate drive to create set against the backdrops of a Depression-era childhood on a farm, then one of raising a family, and working to support it. The integrity of an authentic life is powerfully communicated in this memorable tribute to one Wisconsin woman. Riley's DVD's are inspiring in their celebration of women who made Wisconsin history and of those who lead it into the future.
The web-store showcases over 2000 products made with pride and passion by more than 250 Wisconsin artisans. Visitors to Wisconsinmade.com find books and music, art for the home and office produced in multiple media by Wisconsin artisans, Wisconsin-sports apparel, gift baskets, and gourmet foods. Wisconsinmade.com receives national attention for the regional-specialty foods they deliver, such as championship Wisconsin cheeses, meats, cranberries, maple syrup, and gourmet pastries identified with Wisconsin's ethnic heritage. Wisconsinmade.com delivers the best of Wisconsin to the rest of the U.S.A.