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.