a new quilt taking shape

I’ve been asked to create a memorial quilt for Ruth Anne from the clothing of her mother, Dolores Wolfe. Ruth Anne began this quilt herself in the Passage Quilting™ Workshop that I taught in Cincinnati last fall. She asked me to continue the quilt and finish it for her.

So here are Dolores’ clothes. As I began cutting to preserve certain architectural features, a vocabulary of shapes and images began to emerge…

Trees, mountains, peaks, knolls and valleys… Can you see them?

Always at the start of something new, a few simple shapes mysteriously bubble to the surface. The unknown begins to be known in this way.

After two months of moving, and settling I have begun my first quilt in my new studio, in a new spring. I’m wondering about the shapes mysteriously surfacing in my life right now…

A new acceptance of myself, a sense of peace with where I am, renewed attention to my creative life, joy in having my own space to live and grow.

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6 Responses to a new quilt taking shape

  1. Isabelle says:

    This is magic and beautiful ! I love to see all these pieces you have cut and imagine the place they will find in a quilt they will eventually belong to. You are sharing with us such a wonderful expression of creativity. Thank you.

  2. Evonne says:

    I love to watch your process. I love hearing your reflections of where you are creatively, emotionally, spiritually – it resonates with my spirit. I love that Dolores had a t-shirt that says “Kentucky Wool Festival” – it looks well-used and well-loved!

  3. Heather says:

    Beautiful. Sounds like you are in a good space all round. Blessings.

  4. niftyquilts says:

    Looks challenging and wonderful. I admire your courage!

  5. cauchy09 says:

    Gosh I always love to watch you build these. You are like a wizardess…in the best way possible.

  6. Loved seeing the process shots of this quilt on Flickr. So amazes me to see you working with all sorts of different types of clothing. really wonderful. so glad you’re settled in and happily working in the new studio.

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