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.
”I wanted to share my memories with my family so that they would have a visual representation of my life.Ro Gilbert-Eyke