I've always worked as a seamstress. I started making quilts as school fundraisers when my kids were little and I got hooked. For decades I've been working with salvaged materials - in my quilts and in other business and creative ventures, large and small.
Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic I've been picking up discarded surgical and cloth masks, surgical gloves, and disinfectant wipes off the streets of Oakland and Berkeley, CA. I launder them and make "quilts" out of them.
I'm a big fan of scavenging. There's plenty of possibility in what gets tossed out. I felt there was a story in the Covid waste I was seeing in the streets. Sewing people often wonder what they can do with bits of textile - I wanted to make quilts out of pandemic flotsam.
The deYoung Open 2023
Saturday September 30, 2023 - January 7, 2024
Golden Gate Park
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco, CA 94118