May 10, 2012
-- Looking for the right gift for this year’s graduate? There’s still time to order a custom-made, one-of-a kind T-Shirt Quilt
to memorialize the recipient’s many activities and accomplishments. Louise Silk takes the logos from that overflowing closet of shirts and transforms them into a usable product to be cherished for years to come.
Have a spouse who has returned from a race with yet another t-shirt? Every race, event, and vacation t-shirt finds new use when it is pieced into a unique T-Shirt Quilt.
Have a parent celebrating a big birthday? It’s the perfect occasion to present a Memory Quilt
of favorite items hidden away and not easily discarded.
Want to give a token of support to a special friend ? Or honor a colleague’s promotion? Or a relative’s move to a new home? Everyone has favorite articles of clothing and textiles that are no longer of use and will work beautifully into the perfect Memory Quilt
Using her wealth of experience quilt artist Louise Silk skillfully transforms the clothing and textiles of your choose into a unique memory quilt
that becomes a visual history.
She creatively transforms t-shirts, clothing, ties, and wedding dresses, into lap or bed quilts, or wall hangings, pillows, shawls, or baby quilts. Check out her gallery SilkQuilt at Flickr for more ideas.
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.
For more information:
Louise’s website: http://www.silkquilt.com/