PRLog - Jan. 24, 2012 - PITTSBURGH -- When the Homewood-Brushton Community Center YWCA Greater Pittsburgh was looking for someone who could help their teen leaders make a quilt on the theme to “Stand Against Racism”, they turned to quilt artist, Louise Silk. Using her wealth of experience, Louise skillfully transformed handwritten muslin blocks into a visual message for the teens to display.
When Squirrel Hill Congregation Tree of Life Or L'Simcha wanted to make a group quilt they also asked Louise for guidance. Each participant offered a significant textile. These were all pieced together to form a cover for their bima, the table that holds their Torah. The experience was so successful that the women have engaged Louise’s help again. This time they will make a quilted wall hanging for their entrance.
Louise is well known for her ability to turn disparate clothing and textiles and transform them into a unique memory quilt that becomes a keepsake to be treasured for years to come. She creatively transforms t-shirts, clothing, ties, and wedding dresses, into lap or bed quilts, or wall hangings, pillows, shawls, and baby quilts.
Do you have a church, civic, social group interested in learning about Quilts With Meaning and Memory? Louise is happy to come and share her years of quilting expertise with you beginning. In addition to talking about Memory Quilts, Louise has a variety of lectures that will fascinate and inspire your members.
Louise Silk, founder of SilkQuilt, resides and works in Pittsburgh, PA. For over forty years she has been creating art that celebrates the loving and healing capacity of spirit. She began making Memory Quilts when she personally experienced the transformational healing power resident in the process of selecting, cutting and re-stitching clothing into quilts to mourn the loss of her parents. She is the author of "The Quilting Path: A Guide to Spiritual Discovery through Fabric, Thread, and Kabbalah." published by SkyLightPaths Publishing.
All quilts, lectures and workshops are individually handcrafted to your specifications.
For more information:
Louise’s website: http://www.silkquilt.com/
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Located in Pittsburgh, PA, Louise Silk of SilkQuilt produces custom quilts for agencies, families, and individuals that celebrate the love and healing capacity of spirit. She is also the author of "The Quilting Path" about which she lectures and teaches.