To: Women and Girls Foundation100 W. Station Square Drive; Suite 315Pittsburgh, PA 15219 It is my pleasure to gift you: Pussies Of America; 42”H X 54”H; Recycled denim, tee-shirt knits, Perle Cotton; Hand Embroidery, Hand Appliqué, Machine Piecing; $1200.00; 2017. Pussies of America was one of over 500 quilts made in response to an openContinue reading “Pussies Of America Finds A Home”
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”
From the archives:Almonds were always a favorite of ancient middle-east cooks. Before modern packaging and preservation, twice-baked hard breads made sense. Mandelbrodt, almond bread, is a tradition perfected by Eastern European Jews and passed on to us. Here is my mother, Sadye Shapiro’s, most coveted mundel bread recipe. Let me know how you like it!Continue reading “Encore Performance: Sadye’s Mundel Bread”
A shawl made of Dad’s ties and silk noil for a mother and daughter to share.
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”
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”
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”
Allow me to introduce you to Ann G. She lived all of her adult life in a house in Greenfield, married to George raising one son, Alex. First Quilt- for her adult son’s birthday made of all of his Boy Scout uniforms including the scarves and the patches Second commission- bed quilt of her weddingContinue reading “Autobiography of a Quilt #5- Ukrainian Ann”