My grandfather, Eric Reichl, died in 2014 just weeks shy of his 101st birthday. Read more >
I always feel a special kinship to the memorial quilts I make that honor other artists. Creating Michael’s Tune was no exception. Read more >
“Sam had the wisdom and intelligence of an old soul,” his mother, Donna, recounted to me, and his commitment to protecting the environment shaped his life goals. Read more >
“I had wanted Lori to make a memorial quilt for years. My mother was in possession of a box of my father’s shirts she had erringly convinced herself were all “taupe”. It was a pleasure to turn over the garments to someone who truly cherishes and understands textiles. I was a recipient of sometimes daily emails and photos that tracked her progress and included me in details of the work. These emails and photos were so compelling that I ended up forwarding them to many relatives, and we all enjoyed watching the quilt come together through the ether. The quilt now lives on my bed, and just the other day as I lay awake in the dark, I was feeling the different textures of the fabrics side by side and realizing there was still more to explore about my beautiful quilt even with my eyes closed.” – Amanda (Lewis’ daughter) Read more >
I am in the midst of making this lovely memorial quilt for a woman who lost her father 6 years ago. It is made out of 15 of his favorite shirts.