Folk Fibers Blog / special projects

  • Station to Station

    It's crazy to think making quilts would be my ticket to a train tour. Back in September I was invited to travel with the Makers yurt, a Levi's artistic contribution to Station to Station, Doug Aitken's latest art project. The Levi's Makers was curated by Jay Carroll and became a collective of artisan's from across the country who sell their handmade goods at speciality Levi's stores. We were on-the-road for a month, the train started in New York with stops in Pittsburgh, Chicago, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Kansas City, Santa Fe, Winslow, Barstow, and Los Angeles, and came to a stop in Oakland on September...

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  • Waza Community Quilt

    The Waza Quilt was hand-dyed with indigo, machine pieced, and finished with a collective of hand-stitches at Heroku's developer event in San Francisco know as Waza.  Heroku's Waza (技) conference celebrates the art of software development through technical sessions and unique happenings. This year's event was held at the SF Concourse Exhibition Center on Feb 28, 2013. It was an honor and joy sharing the craft and techniques used to make quilts. As it turns out there is logic in bringing a quilt to a tech conference. The conversation at Waza was about what’s happening in technology, how people are thinking about the future,...

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