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Here are just of few of the projects I am currently working on in their various states of completion, from preliminary sketches to nearly finished. As I am almost always working on anywhere between six and twelve quilts at a time, this is the best place (along with the blog) to keep up with what I have going on in the studio…


Self-Portrait (with illness): Chronic (60"x80") Based on the idea of having a disorder, this quilt explores the formal implications of being disordered (having an atypical order) as distinct from both order and chaos.

Self-Portrait (with illness): Chronic (60″x80″)
Based on the idea of having a disorder, this quilt explores the formal implications of being disordered (having an atypical order) as distinct from both order and chaos.

Emanuel (at the intersection of guns and hate) (86"x86") The minimalist piecing of this quilt (made of hundreds of white squares and rectangles and a few grey stripes) opens up room for the quilting: a precisely rendered map of all the buildings in a six block area around the Emanuel AME Church, site of the horrendous mass-shooting in 2015. This quilt is part of an ongoing series on gun violence titled, "No Safe Place."

Emanuel (at the intersection of guns and hate) (86″x86″)
The minimalist piecing of this quilt (made of hundreds of white squares and rectangles and a few grey stripes) opens up room for the quilting: a precisely rendered map of all the buildings in a six block area around the Emanuel AME Church, site of the horrendous mass-shooting in 2015. This quilt is part of an ongoing series on gun violence titled, “No Safe Place.”

Self-Portrait (with illness): Chronic (60"x80") Another of my self-portrait series, this quilt will be a an old, twin bed sheet quilted with the phrase, "i am tired of being sick" hundreds of times, filling the quilt with a texture of stitches that contains the reality of waking every day to unavoidable illness.

Self-Portrait (with illness): Chronic (60″x80″)
Another of my self-portrait series, this quilt will be a an old, twin bed sheet quilted with the phrase, “i am tired of being sick” hundreds of times, filling the quilt with a texture of stitches that contains the reality of waking every day to unavoidable illness.

Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep (80"x80) This quilt will consist of stripes of fabric in reds and blues with a reverse applique AR-15 rifle in white. The quilting will simply be a long (though terribly partial) list of the names of people killed in gun violence in America.

Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep (80″x80)
This quilt will consist of stripes of fabric in reds and blues with a reverse applique AR-15 rifle in white. The quilting will simply be a long (though terribly partial) list of the names of people killed in gun violence in America.

Green Book (84"x84") This quilt is inspired by the Green Books published in the Jim Crow Era as travel guides for African-Americans offering recommendations of safe places to stay, eat, and get gas. The blocks form an irregular tangle of turns, formally translating the enormous complexity of travel in an unwelcoming country; none of the quilted lines will ever make it fully from one side of the quilt to the other.

Green Book (84″x84″)
This quilt is inspired by the Green Books published in the Jim Crow Era as travel guides for African-Americans offering recommendations of safe places to stay, eat, and get gas. The blocks form an irregular tangle of turns, formally translating the enormous complexity of travel in an unwelcoming country; none of the quilted lines will ever make it fully from one side of the quilt to the other.

Fabric Sketches: 2016 Though I have taken a bit of a hiatus from fabric to focus on books and TV, that doesn't mean I have stopped designing altogether. Here are a few sketches I've been working on...

Fabric Sketches: 2016
Though I have taken a bit of a hiatus from fabric to focus on books and TV, that doesn’t mean I have stopped designing altogether. Here are a few sketches I’ve been working on…

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