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  Dear Friend, Pieces of Memory, a series of fiber artworks grieving the monumental loss of my parents, will be on exhibition this fall at the American Jewish Museum of the Jewish Community CenterContinue reading “O. PIECES OF MEMORY”

Memory Quilt 2019

Favorite Deconstructed Denim SilkDenim Flying Geese Steve’s Painting Pants Leftover Shirt Patches Sandy’s Ugly Comforter Top Hemp Shirt bought at Zen Center Nana’s Caftan Black Ribbed Turtleneck Alex’s Table Cloth Gottlieb Fabric created print of Shekinu Embroidery Ronda’s Hemp J Jill Jacket Nicole Miller Pittsburgh Tie Gabriel’s Sweater and Termal Top Jody’s Danish Bread BasketContinue reading “Memory Quilt 2019”

Moving Through Loss: A Wise Woman Ritual circa 2000

A Letter to the Most Illustrious the Contessina Allagia degli Aldobrandeschi, written Christmas Eve, Anno Domini 1513 I salute you. I am your friend, and my love for you goes deep. There is nothing I can give you which you have not. But there is much, very much, that, while I cannot give it, youContinue reading “Moving Through Loss: A Wise Woman Ritual circa 2000”

Another Ending Equals Another Beginning

In the fall, I joined the teaching network of SkillShare and created the first four of a series of SkillShare Classes, one of them covered how to make a basic traditional quilt top. The samples I created for that class went on to become 4 different quilts. Two of them I turned into new tableclothsContinue reading “Another Ending Equals Another Beginning”

A New Wall Equals A New Quilt

City Quilt 9-Patch in a 9-Patch Cutter QuiltMaryAnn’s Napkin and TableclothsSadye’s Napkins and TableclothBubbe’s TurtlenecksMaya’s Tee-ShirtHailey’s Denim Shorts RomperIda’s Cable AfghansSadye’s Stocking BagMaya and Hailey’s Baby ShirtsBen’s Sport ShirtsRun Around The Square Tee-ShirtBubbe’s SocksSadye’s Beaded BeltSilkDenim ShirtsLeslie’s silkscreen Bird FabricAmanda’s ChuppahMaurcy Gottlieb PrintBubbe’s Hemp ShirtHeath’s Wool SweaterBubbe’s Wedding DressSarah’s Quilt Backing

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”


REMEMBER US, FOR WE WERE THE CHILDREN WHOSE DREAMS AND LIVES WERE STOLEN AWAY. BARBARA SONEK I watched the ZooKeeper’s Wife last night. In this touching story, one of the holocaust victims is represented and then remembered by a Butterfly pin that she gives to the ZooKeeper’s Wife as she is leaving her to escape.Continue reading “Butterflies”

Quilter Extraordinaire

She said she had a lot of t-shirts. I told her I’m okay with that. I’m used to lots of shirts. I have a well honed system for taking a huge pile of shirts and extracting the logos to condense them into a magnificent, functional, memorable quilt. Still, she had more shirts than I haveContinue reading “Quilter Extraordinaire”

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”