Catherine Sherman

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(415) 513-9555

Neighborhood: Glen Park
SFOS 2020

Quilts are vessels. Their pieces and process holds our human story in every fiber and with every stitch.

I build quilts with textiles from here, there and everywhere. I've had many mentors from childhood to this day. Beginning with my mother, grandmothers and aunts - many patient, compassionate people showed me how to stitch and mend and create with whatever was available.

I prefer used textiles with a history. I measure value by sight, smell and touch examining pattern, texture, color and "grit." Combining these pieces for storytelling in quilts is a daily liturgy of hope and healing.

I love gathering an unsuspecting public to participate in pop-up projects. These works become a time capsule connecting the ideas and creativity of otherwise strangers. I look forward to booking more projects like the Tree of Life series and the original Beyond Red White and Blue flag made on election day at the City Hope Center in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood.

I’ve lived in the United States from top to bottom and sea to shining sea. San Francisco has been home for 15 years but I feel deeply connected to my home state of Texas and every place I've lived.
The world is round and covered with people and pieces of our human story. I hope to keep roaming - spotting patterns and making connections with fabric and friends.