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"
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.
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"
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.
Includes patient scrubs from the VA hospital.
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"
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"
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"
83" x 84"
76” x 88”
Made from yards of whole-cloth fabric, rather than clothes, recovered from an eviction of someone who obviously sewed. 120" x 88"
James Matthews' Eviction Quilt #3 (Green Medallion) earned an honorable mention in the 60th Annual Delta Exhibition.