New Christmas Ornaments Up in my Shop!

Since I started doing Sashiko mending, I’ve been obsessed with this technique, which was used for century in Japan to beautifully patach clothing. So, for my big holiday craft this year, I decided to make Sashiko ornaments! I just listed a bunch in my shop and I’m hoping to list more because the process is very addictive and satisfying. These cloth ornaments are handmade using … Continue reading New Christmas Ornaments Up in my Shop!

A story about democracy and quilting (part two)…

Quilting is a democratic art. Quilts are part of the history of different communities, different economic classes and they’ve been made for all kinds of reasons. Quilts are part of our history. They tell our story. So I think they are a perfect medium for addressing my deepest concerns about the state of democracy itself. Continue reading A story about democracy and quilting (part two)…

A story about democracy and quilting… (Part 1)

As I watched the riot on TV, I sketched to keep my hands busy. I was thinking about how fragile our institutions are, how democracy requires everyone to agree on the legitimacy of the system. I was thinking of forms like Greek columns breaking apart, tumbling, leaning, becoming thin and unstable and shot through with a blood-red lighting strike. Continue reading A story about democracy and quilting… (Part 1)