South Cedar Street (Green Medallion)
South Cedar Street (Green Medallion)

The quilts in this series are all made from clothes and bedding left curbside after an eviction – each quilt representing a single eviction. The green medallion at the center of this quilt is made from a woman’s dress and one strip of a man’s dress shirt. 68" x 86"

Inspiration for Cedar Street Quilt
Inspiration for Cedar Street Quilt

This is a night club just a couple of blocks from the eviction that resulted in the previous quilt and the inspiration for its design.

DELTA 60: James Matthews

James Matthews' Eviction Quilt #3 (Green Medallion) earned an honorable mention in the 60th Annual Delta Exhibition.

East 20th Street (Flag)
East 20th Street (Flag)

The quilts in this series are all made from clothes and bedding left curbside after an eviction – each quilt representing a single eviction. 67"x92"

Close-up of E. 20th St. Quilt
Close-up of E. 20th St. Quilt

In this close-up of the previous quilt, you can see more about how it is constructed: All of the quilts are pieced out, sewn together into a top, and then hand-tied with cotton yarn.

West 16th Street (Four Square)
West 16th Street (Four Square)

The pink floral squares are a woman's satin night gown; the bright blue, a dress; the brown, a suede-like shirt. 63" x 76"

Southern Oaks Drive (Tropical Log Cabin)
Southern Oaks Drive (Tropical Log Cabin)

This quilt is made primarily from women's professional clothes and nurses scrubs. The centers of the squares are from a pair of men's swim trunks. The leopard print was a pillow case. 85" x 90"

Timber Lane (Orange Fences)
Timber Lane (Orange Fences)

Quilts as a material archive, a way to save the soon-to-be-discarded pieces of a transitory event such as an eviction. 90" x 93"

West 23rd Street (Blue-Black Log Cabin)
West 23rd Street (Blue-Black Log Cabin)

83" x 84"

South Summit Street I (Full Moons)
South Summit Street I (Full Moons)

76” x 88”

South Summit Street II (Color Blocks), front
South Summit Street II (Color Blocks), front

Made from yards of whole-cloth fabric, rather than clothes, recovered from an eviction of someone who obviously sewed. 120" x 88"

South Summit Street (Color Blocks), back
South Summit Street (Color Blocks), back

120" x 88"

South Summit Street (Color Blocks)
South Summit Street (Color Blocks)

Made from yards of whole-cloth fabric, rather than clothes, recovered from an eviction of someone who obviously sewed.

South Cedar Street (Green Medallion)
Inspiration for Cedar Street Quilt
DELTA 60: James Matthews
East 20th Street (Flag)
Close-up of E. 20th St. Quilt
West 16th Street (Four Square)
Southern Oaks Drive (Tropical Log Cabin)
Timber Lane (Orange Fences)
West 23rd Street (Blue-Black Log Cabin)
South Summit Street I (Full Moons)
South Summit Street II (Color Blocks), front
South Summit Street (Color Blocks), back
South Summit Street (Color Blocks)
South Cedar Street (Green Medallion)

The quilts in this series are all made from clothes and bedding left curbside after an eviction – each quilt representing a single eviction. The green medallion at the center of this quilt is made from a woman’s dress and one strip of a man’s dress shirt. 68" x 86"

Inspiration for Cedar Street Quilt

This is a night club just a couple of blocks from the eviction that resulted in the previous quilt and the inspiration for its design.

DELTA 60: James Matthews

James Matthews' Eviction Quilt #3 (Green Medallion) earned an honorable mention in the 60th Annual Delta Exhibition.

East 20th Street (Flag)

The quilts in this series are all made from clothes and bedding left curbside after an eviction – each quilt representing a single eviction. 67"x92"

Close-up of E. 20th St. Quilt

In this close-up of the previous quilt, you can see more about how it is constructed: All of the quilts are pieced out, sewn together into a top, and then hand-tied with cotton yarn.

West 16th Street (Four Square)

The pink floral squares are a woman's satin night gown; the bright blue, a dress; the brown, a suede-like shirt. 63" x 76"

Southern Oaks Drive (Tropical Log Cabin)

This quilt is made primarily from women's professional clothes and nurses scrubs. The centers of the squares are from a pair of men's swim trunks. The leopard print was a pillow case. 85" x 90"

Timber Lane (Orange Fences)

Quilts as a material archive, a way to save the soon-to-be-discarded pieces of a transitory event such as an eviction. 90" x 93"

West 23rd Street (Blue-Black Log Cabin)

83" x 84"

South Summit Street I (Full Moons)

76” x 88”

South Summit Street II (Color Blocks), front

Made from yards of whole-cloth fabric, rather than clothes, recovered from an eviction of someone who obviously sewed. 120" x 88"

South Summit Street (Color Blocks), back

120" x 88"

South Summit Street (Color Blocks)

Made from yards of whole-cloth fabric, rather than clothes, recovered from an eviction of someone who obviously sewed.

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