Women's Work

 Inspired by an exhibit on contemporary quilting that I saw in early 2020, this collection spotlights the idea that sewing and quilting has often been spoken down upon as, "Women's Work".

Growing up in the Midwest and with a love for sewing myself, I wanted to create jewelry designs that pay homage to quilting as an art form. I used Feminist motifs like the Oberlin Star (named for Oberlin College, the first American college to admit black students in 1835 and the first to allow women to receive a Bachelor's degree in 1841) alongside hand-cast fabric samples of my own hand stitching that allow the wearer to feel the same warmth and history that traditional quilts are known for.