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 ofContinue reading “Autobiography of a Quilt #8 – The Last Entry”

The Artist’s Way

Once upon a time there was a woman who tried her best to be good and to make everyone around her feel happy. But as life occurs on life’s terms, events happened that were beyond her, making her feel lost, out of control, and not at all happy. At her lowest point, desperate for anythingContinue reading “The Artist’s Way”

Autobiography of a Quilt #6- Collaboration=Fabric

Leslie Golomb and I have been collaborating since 1993. For each project, we agree on the concept, Leslie prints fabric and I do the construction. We did among others, a series on Biblical Women, two pieces that were part of Quilt National, two Judaic pieces that were part of competitions at the Spertus Museum inContinue reading “Autobiography of a Quilt #6- Collaboration=Fabric”

UnMaking A Quilt

Having the Tibetan Monks in Pittsburgh this week, reminds me of my personal mandala of impermanence. When I had a memory quilt exhibit of all of my parents clothing and textiles, I asked Kyoki from the Zen Center of Pittsburgh to help me create a ritual of loss. She suggested I unmake a quilt inContinue reading “UnMaking A Quilt”

Autobiography of a Quilt #4-In The Name of The Parents

Weezie, Are you mashugana, saving all of those little pieces of our clothing? I could understand the National Record Mart sweater logo, I wouldn’t have given that away either, but the others? A golf hankie, a piece of your mother’s silk blouse, the crème suit we bought for her to wear to her 75th birthdayContinue reading “Autobiography of a Quilt #4-In The Name of The Parents”

Autobiography of a Quilt #2

I lived in Point Breeze from 1978 to 2001 and while I was there, my favorite place for clothing was Pittsburgh’s Best-Kept Secret, Panache. Even to this day, probably 25% or even more of my closet is from my Panache shopping days and I haven’t been there much since I moved to the SouthSide. SuzanneContinue reading “Autobiography of a Quilt #2”

Autobiography of a Quilt #1

Dear MaryAnn, How sweet of you to send me your stash of batiks. There is enough here to make a great quilt. I will save them until something calls me. I recently made a quilt of important personal materials and one of the fabrics I included was the remnants of the batik I used toContinue reading “Autobiography of a Quilt #1”

It’s still about the Container

It started like this- about six weeks ago, I realized I was missing something. It was a red string from a dear friend that always hugged a photo in my bathroom. In a past blog, I explained the importance of the red string to ward off the evil eye. I looked everywhere for my redContinue reading “It’s still about the Container”

Googled

Have you ever googled your name to see what shows up? I try to do it regularly, to make sure anyone interested in having a memory quilt made will find me easily. I search under SilkQuilt, BubbeWisdom and Louise Silk. This week I discovered something very unusual. A local artist took my photo and madeContinue reading “Googled”