Gathered In is a reflection on the countless generations of women who have made useful and lovely things by hand. I enjoy working with materials that have known the touch of other hands and I use hand stitching to hold pieces of cloth together, gathering the textile detritus of everyday life into a new whole. The work I do, and the way of working that I value, is slow and mindful. I have found the process of sewing thousands of stiches to be restorative and centering.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Helen Geglio is a textile artist living in South Bend, Indiana. After many years teaching art in public schools and colleges, she now makes art full time in her small home studio. Most recently she has had work selected for Quilt National 21, Visions: Interpretations 2021, Cloth Constructions: International Quilt Museum 2020, Form not Function 2020 and Artist as Quiltmaker 2020. Her work can be seen on her website and Instagram, and she writes a monthly blog about her process.