Archive for 2011

PVC

Posted by ewquilts on October 26, 2011 in Writing | No Comments

I bought a new shower curtain on Saturday.  The one with the PVC.  Not because it was the cheapest, but for the smell.  An olfactory trip back to the most highly anticipated day of my childhood year – Christmas!  The smell of new toys.  Plastic toys.  That just-opened burst of chemical off-gassing.  So many presents!  […]

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Birthdays

Posted by ewquilts on September 20, 2011 in Writing | No Comments

Rose Garden, Lynn Anderson, 1970 Birthdays are bittersweet. Most holidays are. The awkward silence of family get-togethers; so much of me, unable to attend. Advent calendars were my favorite part of Christmas. Those little swinging doors, patiently opened one day at a time, marked my jubilant, albeit Protestant progression towards the Nativity. Immaculate birth. Virgin […]

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Le Couturier

Posted by ewquilts on September 20, 2011 in Inspiration, Writing | No Comments

Shortly after moving into my [former] studio at Prentiss & Burlington Streets in Iowa City, I started tuning into the pirate radio station broadcasting from the space across the hall. It featured everything from raw urban rap, to stories read by a gentle-voiced young woman. Without enough DJ’s for 24/7 programming, the station often resorted […]

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Black Dog

Posted by ewquilts on August 10, 2011 in Writing | No Comments

Black Dog Black dog running in white snow, Turns his head to cross the road. What does this black dog know? Winter slows; Life is pulse and rest.

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Frankie Holt’s Time & Vision: Vermont/Santa Monica Metro Station

Posted by ewquilts on August 10, 2011 in Inspiration | No Comments

Some photo work of a dear dear friend and fellow Wash U photo major (1990). These images are so good it freaks me out! Frankie Holt’s Time & Vision: Vermont/Santa Monica Metro Station: “The Vermont/Santa Monica metro station in the East Hollywood neighborhood of Los Angeles. Designed by Ellerbe Becket Architects. Looki…”

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Creeping Charlie

Posted by ewquilts on August 8, 2011 in Writing | No Comments

Creeping Charlie My goatskin gloves match the yellow tines of my rake (bar code still affixed), And reduce to two the number of blisters on my tender palms. I had intended to rake the entire yard, But can only manage that which is in the shade. As shadows grow long, I fall further short of […]

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Joe Deal, 1947-2010

Posted by ewquilts on July 20, 2011 in Inspiration | No Comments

Watering, Phillips Ranch California, 1983, Joe Deal Remembering a dear teacher and mentor a year after his passing. Joe’s work is on par with the greatest landscape photographers that come to mind. I was thrilled to be able to view an online exhibition of some of his work at the Robert Mann Gallery website. Along […]

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Incomplete, Alanis Morrisette

Posted by ewquilts on July 16, 2011 in Inspiration | No Comments

This is one of my favorite songs of all times…it captures so much of what I feel about my life’s journey up to this point. Everyday, I am a little less incomplete.

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Iowa City Press-Citizen, July 14, 2011

Posted by ewquilts on July 15, 2011 in Publications | No Comments

Iowa City Press-Citizen article, July 14, 2011   Why you should know him: Erick Wolfmeyer, 44, is a professional quilter living in Iowa City. The Quincy, Ill., native moved to Iowa City to expand his quilting practice after living out West  and has been here ever since. Wolfmeyer has made more than 70 quilts in […]

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Magic Patch, July/August 2011

Posted by ewquilts on July 6, 2011 in Publications | No Comments

Original article (English) by Linzee Kull McCray: Erick Wolfmeyer thrives within limitations. Unlike most quilters, he has a modest stash of fabric and uses what he has before buying more. He lives in a small dwelling, just 565 square feet. He’s chosen work that pays his basic bills and little more. He has no television, […]

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