Born, raised and sewing by hand in New York…
My pieces evolve through a process of thought catching and what-iffing. Each one is a sampler of a kind, containing new techniques and ideas, each a study for the next. Each one tells a story. I use them as metaphors for change and life’s journey. My style is based on layers, the nature of fabric, traditional techniques, unconventional cloth construction and the relationship of sewing to weaving. I call myself an alternative quilter. It seems like I might be able to communicate something through cloth making… I hope so! I would love to be a teacher someday.
I experienced a transition where my hobby became my life. In order to explain this transformation to myself, I set up my blog to record my thought process as I create what I no longer call a “quilt”, but a Spirit Cloth. My approach is always very scattered and I hope that my journal will help me in my quest to understand the nature of my creative thought and the magic it seems to conjure.
The Magic Feather Project
The Magic Feather Project is a collective stitching project focused on creative sharing and giving. The magic feather has been my personal symbol for almost forever. With the idea of making it a symbol of something bigger than just myself, I thought I would share it with you and you in turn might stitch one (at least) and send it to me so I might, in turn, sew a bunch together and put the larger cloth to some charitable use.
My target for any charity efforts connected with this project is children. Their well being and education. I may give or donate some of the cloths directly or donate them for auction.