Saturday, June 13, 2015

Studio Clean-Up: Digging Out

I have been doing a deep clean and purge of my studio this past month, and it has not been very fun, but needed. Basically getting rid of things that I will never use, and there is plenty. I have given away piles of fabrics to friends.  Have 5 more boxes to go and I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Yesterday, I began reorganizing my quilt storage and pulled out these pieces from the archives.  I thought it was great to see where I have been, and where I am now.
Heavy Metal Apron - I actually shared this apron on Quilting Arts TV in 2009, Series 400.  I used the dual feed feature on a Bernina in sewing 2 very different fabrics together.  Yes, those are aluminum pop tops as the breast plates.  I remember hand sewing them on the airplane to Cleveland and the guy next to me gave me his pop tops from his Bloody Mary mix, as a contribution.

My apron as personal armor.  This is the first in the series.  It was in Cloth Paper Scissors magazine in 2009, Mar/April issue.  The belt includes all of the things in my life that I need for my personal armor.  It was a very personal piece for me.

Close up and not a very good picture of Heavy Metal 2 from 2007.  It is 20" high by 61.5" wide, and it totally unzips.  It traveled in SAQA show "The Creative Force' in 2007.  A modern day shadow box of the things we keep to remind us who we are.

Metal Fruge from 2010.  This quilt has never been shown in an exhibit. I think maybe it needs to hang in my studio in-between the aprons, high up on a wall.

Close up of Metal Fruge


  1. It's so great to see all your work from that period of time. Love it all. Looking forward to purging and cleaning out my studio. Thanks for the push. It seems like it will be a very fulfilling project.

  2. You could have your apron encased in a shadow box and hang it in a place of honor in your studio. It's really cool !


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