H. I WAS THERE; NOW I AM HERE

Taken from A Patchwork Life: The Hands-On Guide To Living by Louise Silk Available as an ebook: A Patchwork Life: The Hands-On Guide To Living  When I proposed this exhibition to the JCC on September 21,1992, I had two goals. I wanted to explore the interactive quality of art quilts, my artistic medium for over 20 years. Also,Continue reading “H. I WAS THERE; NOW I AM HERE”

C. JEWS ARE NOT QUILTERS QUILTERS ARE NOT JEWISH

Taken from A Patchwork Life: The Hands-On Guide To Living by Louise Silk Available as an ebook: A Patchwork Life: The Hands-On Guide To Living  Quilt making generally regarded as an American form, most European-born women learned the skill here. Jews tended to congregate in large cities, associating almost exclusively with other Jews. For most, quiltmaking was anContinue reading “C. JEWS ARE NOT QUILTERS QUILTERS ARE NOT JEWISH”

T. THE ARTIST WITHIN

Taken from A Patchwork Life: The Hands-On Guide To Living by Louise Silk Available as an ebook: A Patchwork Life: The Hands-On Guide To Living  Art is an act of the soul, not the intellect. When we are dealing with people’s dreams – their visions, really – we are in the realm of the sacred. We are involvedContinue reading “T. THE ARTIST WITHIN”

A. WHOMEVER DIES WITH THE MOST FABRIC WINS

Taken from A Patchwork Life: The Hands-On Guide To Living by Louise Silk Available as an ebook: A Patchwork Life: The Hands-On Guide To Living  By definition, a quilt has three layers of material joined together by hand and/or machine stitching. The top layer is an intricate composition of different multiple threads, fibers, and knots. On the back,Continue reading “A. WHOMEVER DIES WITH THE MOST FABRIC WINS”

P. From Under The Sheet

Taken from A Patchwork Life: The Hands-On Guide To Living by Louise Silk Available as an ebook: A Patchwork Life: The Hands-On Guide To Living  The feminist revolution had to be fought because women quite simply were stopped at a state of evolution far short of their human capacity. Betty Friedan; The Feminine Mystique; 1963 The disappointmentContinue reading “P. From Under The Sheet”

A. TRUTH

Taken from A Patchwork Life: The Hands-On Guide To Living by Louise Silk Available as an ebook: A Patchwork Life: The Hands-On Guide To Living  …feelings like disappointment, embarrassment, irritation, resentment, anger, jealousy, and fear, instead of being bad news, are actually very clear moments that teach us where it is that we’re holding back. They teach usContinue reading “A. TRUTH”

It Takes A LifeTime-ReBlog

This is a reblog from 2015 I discovered while researching my newest project. It remains a thoughtful answer to the most often asked question. 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 goContinue reading “It Takes A LifeTime-ReBlog”

Three Seraphim

On view at the 107th Associated Artists of Pittsburgh Annual Exhibition; Westmoreland Museum of American Art; November 9, 1919-January 26th, 2020. I use ordinary textile remnants to create art quilts. This work is one in a series of mantles representing spiritual entities. The mantle, like a quilt, serves the practical function of keeping one warmContinue reading “Three Seraphim”

Everyone Has A Story

The book world is changing. When I wrote my first proposal for a book back in the turn of the century (That sounds way too old!) I hunted likely publishers, drove myself crazy writing the perfectly compelling proposal, and in the end received countless rejections and no means of putting the book to paper. ItContinue reading “Everyone Has A Story”