While visiting the Mattress Factory in Pittsburgh recently, I came upon the following chair cushion, which forms part of a permanent installation by legendary East Village artist Greer Lankton in which she created an idealized version of her home and studio (including a front porch, where this chair sat):
Lankton’s work is memorable and
Continue reading On Biscuit Quilts & Greer Lankton.
My love for handmade material culture is in large part tied to my interest in the human histories behind objects. A digital humanities project that I’ve been spending far too much time with lately has, as one of its many virtues, a means of collecting and sharing the stories behind quilts all over the country.
Continue reading The Quilt Index.
It seems that the summer has slipped past me completely. But while it may be true that the season’s almost over, I continue to think back on my June vacation in England and am so grateful to have had the luck to take a true holiday before July and August disappeared in a whirlwind
Continue reading English Holidays.
Maisie’s our new dog. She’s been to blame for much lost sleep and worry this past week as we’ve begun to get to know one another. She’s also been the cause of lots of laughter and joy at home too. Maisie has many secrets–like how she got that scar on her nose. She came
Continue reading Meet Maisie.