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
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 Lulu.com, $25.00.
K. Blessings of a Child: A Chapter Book; 9”H X 6”W X 1”D Hardback Book available from Lulu.com, $18.00.
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.
T. BubbeWisdom; 8.5”H X 8.5”W X .5”D; Available from Lulu.com, $21.95. Selected writings by Louise Silk as she blogged for the Jewish Chronicle of Pittsburgh, her granddaughter, and her blogs at http://bubbewisdom.com/ Done in conjunction with this 2015 quilt exhibition at the American Jewish Museum of the Jewish Community Center of Pittsburgh.