Denim by the Pound

Whitewashed figures daven deepConsidering the weight of timeCrushed and torn and cast awayA vintage shore their sanctum.She harvests them, denim by the pound. Her basket brims with archetypesThe demons and the gods alikeDance sacred weft and warpWeavers of the infinite loom.She blesses them, denim by the pound. A Zipper maps the spiritual pathA button unlocksContinue reading “Denim by the Pound”

Upcycle Extreme

One of the biggest problems when deconstructing jeans for SilkDenim projects is what to do with all of the unused zippers? It would be a crime to throw them into the land fill but often it requires more time and energy that it’s worth to make something reusable from them. Thus the assignment was toContinue reading “Upcycle Extreme”

Rasiel’s Mantle

Rasiel’s Mantle; 43”H X 63”W X 2” D; Machine Pieced and Hand Quilted Tee-Shirt Remnants, Old Quilt Remnant. 07/2016. $1600.00. Quilt National 2017. This work is composed of ordinary re-used materials. The archangel, Rasiel, presides over our actions of transforming the knowledge of information and ideas into the wisdom of achieving our deepest levels ofContinue reading “Rasiel’s Mantle”

Bring Your Bag, Your Silverware, Your Take-Out Container, Your Schmatta

June 30th was the last day anyone could legally use polystyrene foam products in New York City. This includes everything from plastic foam coffee cups to packaging peanuts. The reason is that they cannot be recycled and cause real environmental harm. Yesterday, grocery stores across the entire state of Hawaii are banned from distributing plasticContinue reading “Bring Your Bag, Your Silverware, Your Take-Out Container, Your Schmatta”

A Pillow Turned Rug

It started with these all-weather wicker chairs that we are no longer using. Originally, there were seven and I made patchwork cushions for them out of moth eaten wool clothing and kilim rugs. I could not part with the beautiful textiles and decided to re-purpose them into a patchwork rug. It was an almost impossibleContinue reading “A Pillow Turned Rug”

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”