Please note: I have moved to a new site: aprilsewingjournal.com


My name is Roberta Brooks. I am a fiber artist and a writer.   I have been creating quilts for over twenty years, but I also make garments, jewelry, collage and other misc objects. I work in the media of fabric, paper, beads, thread, paint, polymer clay and found materials. My work ranges from tiny earrings to full queen sized bed quilts.  I have a deep love for recycled textiles and objects. I enjoy the hand, the surface and the color gradation that fabric develops through use and wear as well as the layering of meaning that using recycled textiles creates. I seldom work from patterns in quiltmaking, instead I love the creative process that develops as I handle materials and combine them.  I have a deep love of fashion and love playing with style.

I am a mother of two. I have been married now for nearly 20 years to a visual artist, Steven Brooks.  His web site is Buns on Mars, which I helped create from a series of online articles we wrote between 2000-2003. You can also see his rock’n’roll blog at Buns on Mars Journal.

Published on June 24, 2010 at 4:15 pm  Comments (8)  

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  1. Nice to meet you. I have subscribed to your blog and will be back. Deanna weddingdressblue.wordpress.com

    • Thank you so much! I have a dress that I am planning on altering the same way you did the shirt.

  2. Hiya, Roberta! I felt the same way when my girls left for college and then moved away for jobs.

    I love your comment, “I give a clear path from our house to the world if you want to go, and an open door if you want to come back. ” but have to admit that my first thought was “And don’t forget to wipe your shoes before you come in!” 🙂 🙂

    • Thank you. Everytime I think about it almost makes me cry. It’s nice to hear from someone on the other side.

  3. Roberta, I thank you for your comment on my blog entry. I like the way you incorporate ‘found’ textiles in your work.

    • Thanks. I am really interested in the way fabric changes through use. I love to work with fabric that has become sheer through wear. I will continue to check back at your site.

  4. Hey girl! Pete sent me a link to your blog and it’s so cool to see the work you’re doing with the quilting and all. So productive! Your green velvet shoes cracked me up — just like those purple paisley slippers you had in high school. Fantastic! I also have a blog, maybe you’d like to see what I’ve been handsewing: http://wennymakesit.blogspot.com/ –K

    • Hey! I was wondering just the other day if you were writing! It is so great to hear from you! Now, I have to pop over to your blog and look around more!

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