Since 2002 I have been working with people through collaboration, consultation, commission and workshops to make improvised quilts from the clothing and materials of everyday life.
Starting with the architecture of the clothing, these quilts are pieced without a predetermined pattern. This improvisational process mirrors the transition, reorientation, and acceptance of the bereavement process as relationships to the function of the materials are transformed. The resulting quilts retain a sense of the body, and in the case of bereavement, carry the consoling essence of the beloved.
You do not have to be experienced at making a quilt to participate in the Passage Quilting process. It's an improvisational, ruler-free process that welcomes beginners and makers at any skill level, who are interested in touching the emotions of loss and transition through the hands-on, embodied practice of making a quilt.
My rates for individual collaboration or consultation are $60/hr.
My fee for a 6hr Passage Quilting workshop is $1000 for up to 20 participants.
My flat fee for commissions are $1500 for a lap quilt, 3x4 feet with up to six personal items; and $3000 for a throw quilt, 5x6 feet with up to twelve personal items. These flat fees include the cost of backing and batting and are fully hand quilted. Active participation in any part of the commission process is welcome.
I also offer professional consultation and training for health care and bereavement support providers and organizations.
Contact me if you are interested in a workshop, commission or finding out more about participating in the Passage Quilting process.