I've always worked as a seamstress. I started making quilts as fundraisers for my kids' schools and I got hooked. For decades I've been working with discarded 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 in Oakland and Berkeley, CA. I launder 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 pandemic flotsam I was seeing in the streets. Sewing people often wonder what they can do with bits of textile - For me, it was quilts.