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An embroidered dog with a rubber ball and a number 5 from a clock.

Share Your Craft Story: “Memories from the Land of Ro”

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Ro Gilbert-Eyke, Studio 222 member

I am a fiber artist. This is one of my favorite quilts. It’s called “Memories From the Land of Ro,” and it is a map of my childhood home. I belong to Studio 222, and this quilt was made for one of our shows at the Jan Dempsey Art Center. The theme of the show was “Woodlands.” I was required to use a particular fabric, but I could create whatever I liked. I sewed items onto the quilt, including jewelry charms, numbers from a grandfather clock, sticks, wire, a toy truck, and iron-on patches. I wanted to make this quilt because while my mother still owns the land, she sold the timber, which altered it dramatically. I wanted to share my memories with my family to have a visual representation of my life.

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A textured hand-sewn quilt with affixed jewelry, charms, toys and clock numbers.

I wanted to share my memories with my family so that they would have a visual representation of my life.

Ro Gilbert-Eyke
An embroidered dog with a rubber ball and a number 5 from a clock.
An embroidered fox hides behind a plastic toy tree on a quilt.
A soft handmade sweater in a warm and cheery yellow.

Share Your Craft Story: A Gift for Mommy

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joyce gillie gossom, Museum Advisory Board Chair

This was the first garment I ever knitted. Completed over the course of 3-years, I began soon after learning to knit in 3rd grade and completed it in April of 6th grade. It was a birthday gift for mommy who kept and wore it at work for 30-years, then wore it during her health battle until her death. The value is priceless because it still is the only garment I’ve ever knitted or crocheted that has absolutely no mistakes. I wanted it to be perfect for her because she was perfect to me.

A soft handmade sweater in a warm and cheery yellow.

I wanted it to be perfect for her because she was perfect to me.

joyce gillie gossom

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