Fabric Memoirs Custom Art to Capture Your Memories

 

In the creation of Fabric Memoirs and Custom Quilts I seek to honor and convey the spirit of the subject .

 

Fabric Memoir Portraits blend photographs and fabric to create unique, personal pieces. I honed my photo transfer technique while working on The Comfort Quilt Project  which came about when my friend’s child Ryan was diagnosed with cancer.  I made a very special quilt for Ryan which incorporated photos of his family and friends and familiar character prints.   These unique quilts provide the reassurance of familiar faces when loved ones can not be there in person.  The process has evolved beyond The Comfort Quilt Project to now include small personal portraits to full size memory quilts. 

 

Some custom quilt examples...

RoadTrip

Road Trip to Another Time- Fabric Memoir

 

Meet the Grunbaums
In a 1947 Buick Sedanette ready for that trip to
The wilds of Westchester or maybe even Rockland County

   
Bella

Meet Bella - Fabric Memoir


She radiates joy as she stands in the dog’s water dish
And, she is “learning me” Swedish
Which, in Swedish is technically correct
And she counts from one to twenty but always skips 12
And with a determination born of a Chinese orphanage
She says “I can do it”
And when she can not she allows
“You help now”

   
Joanna

For Joanna - Fabric Memoir

 

The Joanna in this picture is 17 years old, loves Elton John, M*A*S*H, the NY Yankees and played the piano beautifully.   

 She succumbed to cancer at the age of 48 last year but captured here will always remain full of life and promise.

Mourner's Kaddish over "Funeral for a Friend" by Elton John.

   
AdironCrzyQuilt

Just Married - Fabric Memoir

 

LOVE ON THE ROCKS

We set out in a borrowed canoe for an Adirondack adventure and found each other.

   
Copa

Copa Celebration - Fabric Memoir

 

MEET THE MISHPUCHAH

L’chaim!
Please join us in a toast.
My parents and grandparents - together for a celebration at the Copa Cabana.

   
SarahinPlonsk

Sarah in Plonsk - Fabric Memoir

 

Great Grandmother Sarah Grunbaum

Far from war torn plonsk
Forever in a safe place,

Now shrouded in silk

 

   
Up and Away Lwo

Up and Away Leo - Fabric Memoir

 

Leo Soars!

   

Alex Shines

Alexandra Blooms - Fabric Memoir

 

Little Southern Belle
Not a baby anymore

Alexandra blooms
   

 

First Day of School

 

First Day of School - Fabric Memoir

 

First day of school.

   

SueSteindorfQuilt

Custom Photo Quilt

 

Made for Susan Steindorf.

   
Queen Quilt

Custom Queen Quilt

 

Made for a young woman of many talents!

   
Africa Quilt

Custom Queen Quilt

 

Made from photos of Hannah's adventures.

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