Thinking about Textile Waste and Recycling

When IKEA opened up here in Halifax in September 2017, there were a ton of things that I was excited about: Getting the perfect rug for our living room, storage systems for my kids' mess, and beautifully designed fabric. But so far, the most vital purchase for my studio has been PLUGGIS waste sorting bins.… Read More

Quilt Charrette, No. 1

When I was in architecture school eons ago, I participated in the Canadian Centre for Architecture’s annual student “Charrette” competition. It was a weekend-long intensive project that called for little sleep and fun times with my comrades. My team never won. The term “charrette” comes from the word for cart in French. According to Wikipedia, “its use in… Read More

Crow Quills Analog

This quilt is inspired by Andy Gilmore's digital artwork “08-25-10." The intention was to translate a digital process of generating art into an extreme analog version. The result was 2,160 triangles in 25 different shades.  As my second quilt, this marked the beginning of an evolution in my work, where solids are used exclusively to… Read More