SHIRT OFF HIS BACK
My 2018 New Year’s Resolution was to only use quilt materials that I had on hand. My architect husband (with very good taste) used the holiday for some closet-cleaning and I nabbed this collection for myself. First attempts to machine quilt this giant were abandoned and I decided to hand-quilt it using perle cotton. Many hours, days and weeks later, it is our new family treasure. And I kept my New Year’s Resolution!
RICK’S MEMORY QUILT
I was so happy to create this quilt for a friend whose husband suddenly passed away. She wanted this memory quilt for her daughter in college. It was such a joy to work with these shirts – such a testament to the man and his priorities and passions throughout his life. Below is a video I made for some close ups of the shirts.
AMERICAN PATRIOT: WORDS MATTER
I am an American Patriot. Following service in the Peace Corps, I returned passionate about our valuable American rights and freedoms. I witnessed first-hand the oppression of a people without freedom of speech or a free press; of an unchallenged president in a one-party state; of corrupt elections. The women I worked with were limited in personal and economic freedom and had little control over their bodies or lives. This quilt was inspired by these experiences as well as signs exhibited at the peaceful marches in which I’ve participated since 2016. Made from my family’s jeans and recycled clothing.
This Court House Steps traditional quilt is made from the denim and fabric from my son’s jeans & pants following a high school growth spurt.
OTHER RECYCLED/REPURPOSED FABRIC PROJECTS