Recycled Fabric

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!

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Shirt Off His Back quilt – made from my husbands shirts

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.

Rick’s Memory Quilt

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.

 

American Patriot-Words Matter

American Patriot-Words Matter

JULIAN’S JEANS

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.

Julian's Jeans

Julian’s Jeans

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Julian’s Jeans hand quilt detail

Julian's Jeans Detail

Julian’s Jeans hand quilt detail

OTHER RECYCLED/REPURPOSED FABRIC PROJECTS

Long Family Pants

Long Family Pants

Julian's Outgrown Jeans Quilt

Julian’s Outgrown Jeans Quilt

Adrienne's T Shirt Memory Quilt Detail

Adrienne’s T Shirt Memory Quilt Detail

Adrienne's T Shirt Memory Quilt

Adrienne’s T Shirt Memory Quilt

Julian’s T-shirt Memory Quilt

Long Family Recycled Jeans Picnic Blanket

Long Family Recycled Jeans Picnic Blanket

Miraloma Kindergarten Alphabet Friends Quilt

Miraloma Kindergarten Alphabet Friends Quilt

Xx Alpha Friend Detail

Xx Alpha Friend Detail (all artwork done by K2 Kindergarten Class of Miraloma Elementary)

Denim Flannel Rag Quilt

Denim Flannel Rag Quilt

Denim Flannel Rag Quilt Detail

Denim Flannel Rag Quilt Detail

Denim buckets made from jeans legs

Denim buckets made from jeans legs

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Scrap denim zipper bag

Scrap denim zipper bag

Gee's Bend Inspiration Quilt - made from old jeans from the Woodruff-Long Family

Gee’s Bend Inspiration Quilt – made from old jeans from the Woodruff-Long Family

Denim Corduroy Scrap Quilt

Denim Corduroy Scrap Quilt (Given to the Woodruffs!)

 

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