2013, 64 x 63 inches
memorial, bereavement quilt made in collaboration with Rowan Edwards from his grandfather’s western shirts
hand and machine pieced, hand quilted
2006, 64 x 75 inches
bereavement quilt made for Laura Baladur in memory of her sister, Nikki, and two nieces Alexa and Tessa from Nikki's business suits, dresses, scarves, pajamas, sweaters, blouses, pants, evening wear; Tessa's judo belt & robe, Hawian shirt, t-shirts; Alexa's ballet slippers, jacket, jeans, sweater, hat
A series of bereavement quilts made from my mother's clothes, nursing uniforms, robes, pajamas bathing suit, and fancy dresses, for each of my siblings' families and my father during a residency at The MacDowell Colony.
Each family chose particular clothes that resonated with particular memories of our mother, wife, grandmother. The base for each quilt was the fancy dresses she wore to each of our weddings.
They range in size between 60 to 75 inches.
78 by 62 inches / 52 by 52 inches
Bereavement memorial quilts made from my Grandmother's housecoats, Sunday dresses, and golf shirts. Made as a gifts for my father and aunt.
Fragments of my grandmother's golf shirts, Sunday dresses and house coats. Made as gift for my aunt. Machine and hand pieced, hand quilted.
Georgia Marie Wood liked to golf so much, we flung her ashes onto the 9th hole of the Green Valley Country Club. It was the same place she scattered my Grandfather’s ashes eight years earlier.
They grew up on farms in northern Indiana, lived through the depression, worked hard, retired early to play golf every day and grow pineapples in pots behind their trailer in Florida.
I perceived my grandmother as stern when I was a child. I never noticed the soft, bright, feminine housecoats, golf shirts and Sunday dresses she wrapped herself in.