Profile - Crossed Wing CollectionCrossed Wing Collection is owned and run by Paula and Dan Minkebige. They live in the country, on twenty-one acres---part woods, part field---in central Wisconsin.
They had been serious bird watchers for quite a few years before they started their business. In the early 80's, Paula, who enjoyed cross stitch and had done several projects with birds, was looking for designs of American birds. Up until then, the only realistic designs available were of European birds. All of Paula's art classes and all of their bird observation led to what is now Crossed Wing Collection. In the early 80's, interest in the natural world was growing steadily. People were becoming more aware of the birds in their own back yards, and a fair number of those people were stitchers.
Although all of their designs are of birds, they are not wooden specimens but living birds often in pairs or groups and make very attractive pictures.