In the summer of 2001...
I began helping people navigate loss through the embodied process of making quilts from the clothing and materials of every day life.
Starting with the architecture of the clothing, these quilts are pieced without a predetermined pattern. This improvisational process is a score that models the transition, reorientation, and acceptance of the bereavement process, as our relationship to the beloved is transformed. The resulting quilts retain a sense of the body, and in the case of bereavement, carry the consoling essence of the beloved.
Visit my archive of posts on previous Passage Quilting projects.
I am available to facilitate the hands on bereavement and transition process of Passage Quilting through collaboration, consultation, commission, and/or workshops.
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.
flat fee for commissions
$1500 for a lap quilt, 3x4 feet with up to six personal items
$3000 for a throw quilt, 5x6 feet with up to twelve personal items
Fully hand-quilted, the flat fee includes backing, batting and thread. Shipping not included. Active participation in any part of the commission process is welcome.
collaboration & consultation
Individual rate: $60/hr. Group rate: $150/hr.
$1000/6-hour workshop, max 20 participants
professional consultation and training for health care and bereavement support providers and organizations. Rates negotiable.
Contact me if you are interested in a workshop, commission or finding out more about participating in the Passage Quilting process.