Clothing for the Body & Soul

A detour – Upcycling

One of the highlights of PIQF 2016, was having Corlis and Gayle come and hang out for a couple of days. We had fun doing the fashion show, seeing the quilts and checking out the vendors. One of the many vendors we visited was Paganoonoo. Michelle Paganini, is the owner dedicated to creating refashioned / upcycled […]

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Posted by rachel on Sat, November 12 2016 » Garments, Miscellaneous » No Comments


  One of the challenges of writing about how I do what I do is where to start. As I was pondering my next blog entry, I got a call from a friend asking how I pull my fabrics together for my coats. So, I thought I would start by answering that question in parts. When […]

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Posted by rachel on Thu, November 3 2016 » Garments » No Comments

What’s going on?

I decided I needed to get back to my website. A lot has been happening. I am working on getting the ” Out of the Crayon Box” series completed. I will be displaying all eight of the coats at PIQF next month. I have recently completed the yellow crayon- High Yellow. I am posting a […]

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Posted by rachel on Tue, September 17 2013 » Garments, Uncategorized » No Comments

A legacy of Hope: An Unabashed Supporter

For two years I have been “threatening” to make an Obama Coat. The threat is over and the work is about to begin. I have decided to document the progress of the coat on my blog. It took me a while to decide how I wanted to approach the design and what I wanted the […]

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Posted by kincy on Thu, October 14 2010 » Garments » 3 Comments

Cuesta and My People Dress

I was thrilled when I saw that this event is going to be taking place. Cuesta Benberry was one of my heros. I met her in the 70’s, when she was visiting California attending the Santa Clara Quilt show. She gave a lecture on African American Images in quilt and quilt makers. She was wonderful. […]

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Posted by kincy on Tue, September 7 2010 » Etcetera, Events, Garments » No Comments

Jumping the Blues

One of the tasks that I set for myself this year was to go back and visit some of my earlier pieces. I wanted to see how well they had held up over the years, if and how my work had changed and if I still liked them. I had planned to begin with the […]

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Posted by kincy on Wed, September 1 2010 » Garments » 2 Comments

Hot Flower Power

This coat was made for the 2008 Pajaro Valley Quilt Show. We were celebrating our 30th year as a guild (I’m a charter member) and one of the guild members was in charge of the wearables. She challenged us to use a pattern from the 70’s and some fabric from that same period. I chose […]

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Posted by rachel on Wed, February 4 2009 » Garments » 1 Comment

Utterly Blue

The Houston International Quilt Festival has decided to not host the Bernina Fashion Show. Having done five garments, beginning with the Fairfield Show, this is the last piece that I created for the Bernina Fashion Show. My garment was inspired by the wood carvings on an African door. I chose to work with cotton, wool, […]

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Posted by rachel on Tue, February 3 2009 » Garments » 2 Comments

Hearts Repeat

This was the first coat in the Out of the Crayon Box series. I’ve included a studio shot of the entire coat, two from the show (pardon the chair) and a closeup of the piecing detail.

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Posted by rachel on Sat, January 3 2009 » Garments » Comments Off on Hearts Repeat

It's My Favorite Color

It’s My Favorite Color is the name of the blue coat in the Out of the Crayon series. I made 500 three-inch ninepatches that comprised of over 100 blue fabrics. The fabrics were cotton, silk, hand dyes and linen.

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Posted by rachel on Sat, January 3 2009 » Garments » Comments Off on It's My Favorite Color