Forty Years and Counting

Today is the opening for Fiberarts International. It’s pretty special. The best and the brightest innovation in a traditionally warm and fuzzy medium. Meeting the artists and the guild organizers yesterday, I am awed by this organization’s influence and support of my personally arduous and circuitous path in an ever changing definition of the fiberContinue reading “Forty Years and Counting”

Program Application-Artist Statement

For over forty years I have been fashioning fiberart that celebrates the loving and healing capacity of spirit. In the seventies, an article in MS magazine about quilt making as a women’s art form lead me to patchwork as my chosen means of expression. In the eighties, leadership in our local fiberarts guild helped meContinue reading “Program Application-Artist Statement”

Bubbe’s Lady of the Lake 2018

NRM BagPanche Silk Robe TieSarah’s MolasSadye’s Lingerie BagHeath’s Buddah WheelJapanese Kimono FabricIndigo Dress Hem from Victoria,BCRiding PantsJ.Jill Dressy SkirtMax Studio Dress from Annie’s GraduationE.B.Pepper PJ Pants Suit in a BagLeftover KilimHowie’s Tux RemnantsJo’s Handwoven RemnantsHeath’s Corduroy ShirtHand Embroidered Wool Kashmiri Shawl from Tsultrim Allione WorkshopChristmas, Buddha Day, Valentine, Kawanza from 1994 CalendarSilkDenim’s Hand Stitched CorduroyContinue reading “Bubbe’s Lady of the Lake 2018”

KADDISH: A PRAYER PERFORMANCE QUILT

Preformed at A Gathering of Jewish Learners: 1996 Summer CAJE Conference The performance space is arranged with chairs forming two large concentric circles. The inner circle is made of 26 individually separated chairs. The outer circle has two or three chairs placed side by side behind each of the inner 26 chairs. On the outerContinue reading “KADDISH: A PRAYER PERFORMANCE QUILT”

Memory Quilt II

The need to cover a kitchen cart creates a desire to gather more meaningful remnants, listed in no particular order:Kaffe Fassett quilt fabricsborder fabric from Quilting Path Tree QuiltAlexander Henry fabric for Eli’s Quiltleftovers from Maya’s and Hailey’s first quiltMaryAnn’s batik skirtBen’s gatkesSarah’s ikatSilkThread batiksClassic 80s Hoffman border batikSunflower produced Shekianu fabricLeonard’s hand-stitched corduroy shirtFreda’sContinue reading “Memory Quilt II”

Your Presence is Requested

Using BubbeWisdom, I create art to inspire growth and learning that emphasizes process rather than the achievement of an outcome; moving beyond everyday triviality into a depth of spirit that enacts dignity and humility with love, humor and perspective. Louise Silk Louise Silk:BubbeWisdom now showing at the American Jewish Museum of the JCC of GreaterContinue reading “Your Presence is Requested”

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”

The Aunt Lily I Never Got To Know

Vol. 77 No. 12-The Jewish Criterion– January 30, 1931- Page 25 (view issue) Lillian Barniker, aged 16 years, daughter of Mrs. L.B. Cohen of 5626 Callowhill Street died on Monday, January 26. Surviving her, besides her parents, are a sister, Sadie, and a brother Jerome. Funeral services were held from the late residence on Tuesday,Continue reading “The Aunt Lily I Never Got To Know”