Nest

Every morning I awaken to a heart-warning cacophony of sights in the bedroom portion of our loft. It begins with a good night’s sleep on the great invention of a memory foam mattress and pillow.Coming to my senses I meander through the family photographs that line the ceiling beams feeling the persistent love and supportContinue reading “Nest”

Quilt National 2017

I spend long days and nights absorbed in creative efforts. For each new project my jubilantly hopeful heart and mind identify significant ideas in need of expression and my hands enthusiastically dig into my multitude of resources. There is nothing like the action of creation. Creativity is one thing. Becoming a master is another. ItContinue reading “Quilt National 2017”

It Takes A Life Time

The big question that I am getting lately is- How long does it take you to make that? Oh my, what a loaded question. There are so many factors that go into each and every quilt: the purpose, the budget, the materials, and the use to name the most basic. That requires a face-to-face meetingContinue reading “It Takes A Life Time”

One Happy Customer

to: Louise Silkdate: Tue, Jun 17, 2014 at 1:01 PMsubject: Thank youLouise,My mom and I want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts. The quilts are just so wonderful, special and so very, very comforting.What a very special person you to use your talent in such a heartwarming way. We are very blessedContinue reading “One Happy Customer”

Make Room For More Happiness

When it comes to finding happiness, there is help with Rick Hanson’s new book, Hardwiring Happiness. Our brains hold negativity making us more efficient at learning from negative experience and less adept to learn from positive ones. But our brains are constantly changing in structure, so if we learn to concentrate on the good, weContinue reading “Make Room For More Happiness”

Shehekianu: To Be In The Moment

Baruch atah Adonai, Eloheinu, Melech ha Olam, shehekianu, v’kiamanu, v’higianu l’zman hazeh. Blessed be our Sovereign of time and space, Who has sustained us, protected us and brought us safely to this moment. Breath in. Breath out. See the mind. Quiet the mind. See the body. Feel the body. Create the work. Create the play.Continue reading “Shehekianu: To Be In The Moment”

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”

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”