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.
Individual rate for collaboration or consultation: $60/hr.
Group rate for workshops or consultation: $150/hr.
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
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.
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.
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.
2007, 76 x 74 inches
community quilt made from the clothing of residents and staff during a residency at the Blue Mountain Center in September 2007
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
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