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Sunday, February 19th, 2017

Special Remnants Flying Geese Quilt


MyFLying Geese

Yoga pants
lime green capris
Extra LogCabin block from Quilting Path Project
MaryAnn’s Batiks
Art Book Project with Adrienne
Ann’s ethnic embroideries
Terrible Towel
Tina’s Dedication Panel
Steve’s sweater
JAF Challah Cover
J Jill Hemp Clothing
Nana’s Afghan
Cool Pajama Shirt
Favorite Batiks
Hailey’s Pants
Top remake remnants from CP Shades clothing
Alexander Henry Peacock fabric
Tye-Dye Tee
Lots of Black Clothing
Dress from Annie’s Graduation
Remnants from Amy’s Chuppah
Panache Ikat Dress
Presby Senior Care Quilt Remnants
Leslie and Michelle fabric
Spoonflower shehecheyanu fabric
Heath’s pinstripe shirt
Kate’s Curtain
Alex’s Bedspread

Sunday, February 19th, 2017

Pillows for Me





Monday, January 2nd, 2017

Memory Quilt II



The need to cover a kitchen cart creates a desire to gather more meaningful remnants, listed in no particular order:
Kaffe Fassett quilt fabrics
border fabric from Quilting Path Tree Quilt
Alexander Henry fabric for Eli’s Quilt
leftovers from Maya’s and Hailey’s first quilt
MaryAnn’s batik skirt
Ben’s gatkes
Sarah’s ikat
SilkThread batiks
Classic 80s Hoffman border batik
Sunflower produced Shekianu fabric
Leonard’s hand-stitched corduroy shirt
Freda’s Bark Cloth
City Quilt Shop Double Wedding Ring Peter Pan fabric

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

Welcome To Quilter’s Triangle: A Place To Live, Learn and Do Fiber


Quilt making is easy to learn. There was a time in our history when every family had several quilt makers. Quilts rested on every bed, table and chair. Some were for every day use; others memorialized special occasions and relationships. Women passed their skills onto their children, and experienced quilt makers were considered valuable assets to everyday community life. Those who didn’t create the quilts with their own hands still were knowledgeable about quilting materials and the process. Although industrialization has lured us away from this home-centered activity, it does not eliminate our capacity to learn the craft. Louise Silk, The Quilting Path

I’ve been having a conversation with myself about how best to pass on a life-time of quilt-making skills. Standing at the cutting table the other day, the aha moment came: create an open-studio and invite everyone interested to participate. Back in the 70’s, I honed my quilting knowledge in a young mothers’ weekly quilt meeting we named Quilter’s Triangle. Why not model a new opportunity after the source of my earliest growth and development?

Do you want to quilt?
Are you interested in learning about quilt-making first-hand from a master?
Beginning January 9, 2017 for most Monday nights from 6:00-9:00PM,
I am pleased to invite you to an open studio at my loft.

I am excited to extend this invitation. Come as often as you like. Come alone or bring a friend. Commit to an individual project (or two or three) of your choice and stitch away. Let’s come together to inspire, explore, learn, exchange and have fun!

Monday, December 19th, 2016

A Quilt To Get Excited About

Putting it together



All quilts are special but this one gets special marks- a memory quilt for me of the littlest pieces of left-overs I simply found to meaningful to throw away.
Among its many remnants in no particular order:
Maryann’s batiks
Hailey’s pants
Eli and Annie’s quilt
Steve’s sweater
Nana’s afghan
A terrible towel
Jim’s grandma’s quilt
Tina’s dedication
pajama pants from EB Pepper
Black Radish’s curtain
favorite lime green capris described in Tent Of Protection
my dress from Annie’s graduation
Wendy’s curtains
log cabin block from the Quilting Path
challah cover from JAF
favorite turtlenecks
art project with Adrienne
Ben’s quilt
remake shirt pieces
Leslie and Michele fabric
Ben’s thermal shirt
Ann’s ethnic fabric
Alex’s bedspread from Tina
favorite old navy sweat pants
fancy shirt from Banana Republic
embroidered shirt from Sea Dog
Chinese pajamas
Panache ikat
quilt piece from PSC
shehekianu fabric made from spoonflower
material from Amy and Evan’s chuppah
backed in especially beautiful quilter’s batiks from Betty’s collection and SilkThread
being sent to Nettie Yoder for hand quilting

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

7 Quilts; 7 Pillows; 4 Pillow Shams

HAW for grandchild

HAW for Daughter

HAW For Daughter

HAW for Grandchild

HAW for grandchild

HAW for Wife

HAW for grandchild

Two of Seven Pillows

A Set For Each

Pillow Shams

Monday, June 27th, 2016

The True Quilter Self



SummerQuiltfor Bubbe

Getting ready for a vacation creates lots of work- laundry, packing, bill paying, creating itineraries, finishing outstanding commissions, record keeping, sorting out volunteer responsibilities, helping friends and family with projects- plenty to do so I can walk out the door and feel whole- but miten drinen I found myself at the Salvation Army compelled to make myself a summer bed quilt after discovering the perfect backing – an old cotton sheet and a fabulous selection of men’s big and tall shirts in blues.

In the old days we used to make fun of this woman Eleanor Burns who created the idea of a Quilt-In-A-Day. No self-respecting quilter would admit to any kind of quality product that only takes a day to make. Enter Louise Silk- quilter extraordinaire and meshuggener – Saturday night I deconstructed all of the shirts and Sunday a cut and pieced the best-ever summer quilt for our bed. Only one problem- I won’t be sleeping under it until I return from France. Things could be worse! Bon voyage!!

Sunday, May 15th, 2016

Thirteen Quilt Is a Lot Of Quilts

Quilts celebrating the 25th anniversary of Woodside Place

Atruim Winter and Spring

Atruim Fall and Winter

Atrium Summer

Entrance Hall


Little Star

Hallway Star

Hallway Trees

Little Tree

Little House

Hallway Houses

Big Houses


Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

Clothing Collections #1

It’s been a very long time since I wrote on the blog. While I may have been silent, I continue on with my never-ending process. Reading the book Women in Clothes gave me the inspiration to do some documentation. The book is a composite of conversations, surveys, projects, and collections from a wide assortment of women. The surveys were okay, the conversations were variable, the projects thought provoking and the collections absolutely fascinating.
With that as inspiration, I want to share some of my own collections. At the top of my list is my personal collection of SilkDenim tops. And here they are:

Black Shirt Front

Bubbe's Top 2

Bubbe's Top1

Diamond ShirtFront

Dress Shirt

LongSleeve Tee

Pants Shirt

Zip ShirtFront

Saturday, July 18th, 2015

Two Businesses Serve One Client

Getting ready for college. I remember it both for myself and for my children. Wardrobe and bedding- very important. For a granddaughter- a SilkQuilt memory quilt made of her clothing from high School and A SilkDenim Sarah’s Jacket made to last a lifetime.

Everything Comes In A BigBag

Jacket with Belt


Back Detail

Jacket Label

Quilt Detail

Quilt Detail

Friday, May 29th, 2015

A Special Coat For A Special Person

Our Signature

Front On Model

Back On Model

Jacket Front

Jacket Back

All Garments Get A Bag Too

Packed For Delivery

Monday, May 25th, 2015

BubbeWisdom: Faith. Belief. Practice Exhibit

At this stage of my life, everything fabric, patch, thread, takes on multiple meaning. It’s the same for breath, thought, action and so it is for the three categories of work on display: Bed Quilts made from gleaned scraps of my fabric collection; Kabbalah theme quilts from tee-shirt remnants; work from personal materials of memory.
A. Etz Chaim; 60”H X 56”W; Machine Pieced and Hand Quilted Tee-Shirt Remnants. $736.00
Etz Chaim

B. Yesh; 60”H X 58”W; Machine Pieced and Hand Quilted Tee-Shirt Remnants. $736.00

C. On The Edge; 59”H X 62”W; Machine Pieced and Hand Quilted Tee-Shirt Remnants. $736.00
On The Edge

D. One Among Many; 75”H X 41”; Machine Pieced and Hand Quilted Tee-Shirt Remnants. Sold
One Amoung Many

E. Port of Entry 3.3; 40”H X 65”W; Machine Pieced and Hand Quilted Tee-Shirt Remnants. $736.00
Port of Entry

F. Self-Portrait 2013; 10”H X 8”W; Hand Embroidered French Knots. Collection of Artist.

G. Bubbe’s Memory Quilt; 85”H X 87”W; Machine Pieced and Hand Quilted Personal Materials of Memory including clothing favorites such as Sun Dog shirt, Dana Buchman vest From Eli’s Bar Mitzvah, first cashmere sweater, Lilith Fair and JJill hemp clothing, CP Shade and Panache garments. Heath’s corduroy shirt and pinstripe nightshirt. Dad’s golf hankie, navy blazer and NRM sweater logo. Mom’s 75th birthday suit, poke-a-dot dress, stripe shirt and Pieces of Memory remnants. Materials from Biblical Women projects including Erased Out Of Herstory Tee-Shirt. Billy Siegal’s molas, MaryAnn’s batiks, Israeli hand-embroidery, Indian kurta and pants. Sadye and Howie silk appliqué found by Dana at Triftique. Hand embroidered prayer. General Sisters Underwear, Childhood blanket and Nana’s afghan. Jim’s Bubbe’s 60th Birthday Schlep Tee-Shirt. Collection of Artist.

H. Bubbe’s Memory Quilt Story Book; 9”H X 6”W X 1”D Hardback Book available from, $25.00.
Book Installation

I. Acceptance: Journal End Tables; 24”H X 14”W X 14”D; Cut and Machine Stitched Hand-Written Journals (1971-2006), Tee-Shirt Remnants, Wire Basket. Collection of Artist.

J. Hannah’s Children; 72″WX60″DX49″H; Tent made from remnants of mechitzah from Museum Of The Diaspora Protest Project circa 1994; Pillows Made From Remnants of Jacob’s Ladder Project. $736.00
Hannah's Children

K. Blessings of a Child: A Chapter Book; 9”H X 6”W X 1”D Hardback Book available from, $18.00.
Book Installation

L. Jacob’s Ladder; 60”H X 56”W; Machine Pieced and Hand Quilted Materials of Memory from JCC Community including challah cover, logo tee-shirts, napkins, biker shirts, men’s sport shirts, baby onesie, tie-dye shirts, bedspread, table clothes, quilting fabric, chemo-cap, Mexican embroidery, African fabric, Holocaust Star and photo, rags, crocheted doily, beads, apron, painter’s pants, pajamas, upholstery materials, knitted shawl, hand-batik fabric, curtains, woman’s blouse, hexagon quilt pieces, denim jeans, men’s work shirts, men’s khaki shorts, woman’s skirt, carry bag, woman’s suit jacket. Collection of American Jewish Museum.
Jacob's Ladder

M. Jacob’s Ladder Coaster Collection; 48 sets of coasters made for individual contributors with their materials of memory. Shown with crocheted basket and rug. Gift from the Artist.
Gift Coasters

N. Dream Interpretations; 101”HX83”W; Machine Pieced and Hand Quilted Remnants. $736.00
Dream Interpeters

O. Keter; 86”HX86”W; Machine Pieced and Hand Quilted Remnants. $736.00.

P. Sky and Water; 87”HX79”W; Machine Pieced and Hand Quilted Remnants. $736.00.

Q. Tiferet; 77”HX67”W; Machine Pieced and Hand Quilted Remnants. Sold

R. SilkDenim Boro; 88”HX85”W; First Collection Denim Remnants; Machine Pieced and Hand Quilted. $1800.00.
SilkDenim Boro

S. Modest But Zealous; Diptych 17”HX22”W; Hand Embroidery on 1980 Sadye and Howard Shapiro Community Leadership Awards. Collection of Artist.

T. BubbeWisdom; 8.5”H X 8.5”W X .5”D; Available from, $21.95. Selected writings by Louise Silk as she blogged for the Jewish Chronicle of Pittsburgh, her granddaughter, and her blogs at Done in conjunction with this 2015 quilt exhibition at the American Jewish Museum of the Jewish Community Center of Pittsburgh.

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