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Sunny Edwards Memorial Quilt ~ The Gift of Clothing

Sunny’s western shirts, Wrangler chambray and a few Pendleton wools are his gift to his grandson, and the score for our quilt improvisation. Continue reading

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A Visit With Eli Leon And His Quilts ~ Part 2

Eli Leon has collected over 1000 African-American quilts in the improvisational style and has exhibited them widely but have you seen the seven quilts he’s made? Continue reading

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Bereavement Work

I can’t imagine the depth and pain of a client’s loss, but I can connect with it compassionately when I’m stitching on their quilt. Continue reading

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10yrs Mourning Stitching Remembering

The 10th anniversary of 9/11 is upon us, the war is still raging and I am still stitching the names of the dead onto these prayer banners. Many of you helped stitched names on navy blue coffins, during the virtual … Continue reading

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ready for quilting

The Dolores Wolfe memorial quilt is basted and ready to be quilted. Ruth Anne, Dolores’s daughter, will be joining me in June to begin the hand quilting as part of her bereavement process. Ruth Anne also wants to explore adding … Continue reading

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the remains

Most of the time my studio is clean and in a state of readiness. But once I start on a project, look out. There’s no going back… to pick up the pieces. I like a messy work room when I’m … Continue reading

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Can you see it now?

The trees, mountains, peaks, knolls and valleys… Emerging from bows, velvet, satin… wedding dress, t-shirts and burlap… Dolores Wolfe was a craftswoman and farmer who lived in Kentucky. She raised sheep, spun wool into yarn, and wove yarn into cloth.

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The Dying Salon and Embodied Art

Last week I was asked to present my work to Angela Hennessy’s class at the California College of the Arts, called The Dying Salon. This studio class for graduate and undergraduates explores themes of death, loss, and bereavement in contemporary … Continue reading

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Walter F. Kenney, Jr., February 2011

Walter F. Kenney, Jr. 2011, 54″ x 48″, machine and hand-pieced, hand-quilted, from the clothing of Walter F. Kenney, Jr. Lauren Kenney asked me to make a memorial quilt out of her father’s clothes as a gift for her mother. … Continue reading

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Passage Quilting™ Bereavement Workshop in Cincinnati

In December I was invited to lead a bereavement, memorial quilt making workshop in Cincinnati. Six people attended, each with the loss of a child, parent, or close friend.

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Veteran’s Day Virtual Sewing Circle

Even though the war in Iraq is supposedly over, deadly emotional ramifications continue to persist. Join me for a virtual sewing circle in honor of Veteran’s Day. Help stitch the names of soldiers who have died in the Iraq war as a meditative act of petition, prayer and compassion. Continue reading

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Making Memorial Quilts from the Clothing of the Beloved

Announcing a Passage Quilting Workshop in Cincinnati, OH. This is a hands-on bereavement process, making memorial quilts from the clothing of the beloved. Continue reading

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Remembering Mom

My mom was born in 1943, and died on Christmas Eve in 2003 from pancreatic cancer. Today is her birthday. My mom was always the life of the party. She loved bold colors and had a personality to match. The … Continue reading

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Grandma’s Everyday Mandala

My name is Sherri Lynn Wood, and my grandmothers’ names were Georgia Marie Wood (Grandma Wood), and Harriet Schmakel Waechter (Grandma Sam). Welcome to Daintytime! My hope for this blog is to share the scope of my creative interests, thoughts … Continue reading

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