Autobiography of a Quilt #8 – The Last Entry

My stepdaughter, Dana, lives in Braddock, part of a collective called Transformazium. She is involved in many projects but the one that has caught my heart is General Sisters. I included one of their prints on my quilt.

One of Dana’s favorite places to shop is The National Council of Women’s Thriftique. On one of her excursions, her friend pulled out a silk “throw” in a bin because she thought I might like it. It turned out to be mine: The Sadye and Howie Quilt I had made for my memory quilt exhibit about my parents.

It is sad and difficult for me to tell you that I had donated it for display in a prominent Jewish agency and had seen it hanging there many times. Suddenly, unbeknownst to me, it was removed and given to the resale shop! You could say I was fortunate. It did not go in the garbage and it found its way to its true home in my quilt.

Published by SilkQuilt

Pittsburgh-based fiber artist, Louise Silk, creates art that combines aesthetics and functionality with meaning and memories. From the influence of a 1972 MS Magazine article to the current SILKDENIM label, her quilt experiences culminate in a display of her particular capacity to use her patchwork skills to piece together just about anything into an aesthetic meaningful whole.

3 thoughts on “Autobiography of a Quilt #8 – The Last Entry

  1. how lucky you are. think of the many others who have donated something they put thier heart into, and the receiving organization, with a change in leadership, no longer wants it and the work is lost.


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