Fabrications & Quilts

Fabrications & Quilts

Fabrications are fabric collages, which incorporate pieces of clothing and related items such as hats, gloves, slippers, belts and jewelry. They can serve as “memory quilts” in which families, classrooms or communities can create visual repositories for collected treasures and heirlooms.

“See how she has quilted us in, gathered lace, feathers, fans, jackets, gloves, and how many lost loves.”
Andrea Musher, Madison Poet Laureate


“Kilfoy’s quilts are dazzling displays of colors, patterns and textures, which reflect her ability to integrate fabrics collected from a wide variety of sources.”

“In addition to the cotton calico that is a favorite of many quilters, Kilfoy includes satin, velvet, brocade, tie-dyed and batik fabric in her work. Materials from fabric stores, antique stores, Indian and Pakistani sari shops, and second-hand clothing all go into the mix to become transformed into powerful visual statements.”

“Coming from a fine arts background, Kilfoy approaches quilting with an artist’s sensibility which is most apparent in her strength as a colorist. Her ability to compare and contrast groups of colors results in compositions of shimmering beauty.”
Richard Moninski, Green Lantern Studios, Mineral Point