Growing up as a child of antique collecting parents, I was exposed to 'old' from a young age. Accompanying them to shows, auctions and various markets, I began to understand and appreciate the beauty, the story and the inherent value of old things. Hand-stitched, time-worn labors of love, I've always seen quilts as vibrant and personal works of art. But while I recognized this beauty, it seemed completely lost on my peers. I wanted to share these distinctive and remarkable relics in a new way, and decided to resurrect the quilt, giving it new life and a new audience.
With the 'hunt' in my blood, each quilt is sourced here in the US, at flea markets, estate sales, antique shows and the like. Once acquired, I put my fashion design degree to work! Modern shape and line are my filters, and each quilt is re-imagined as an upcycled piece of wearable art. Combining the warmth and comfort of a well-worn quilt with unique, trend-forward silhouettes, the JILLIE P collection contains exclusively one-of-a-kind pieces, handmade by me in my studio in downtown Los Angeles. As each individual quilt supplies only enough material to create one item, no two items are exactly alike - the ultimate limited edition.
While a sampling of pieces from the collection are pictured above, at launch, JILLIE P will feature three jacket styles, a convertible hobo - tote bag, a convertible cross body - belt bag, and a baseball hat. Bags will have detachable veg-tan leather straps, providing the opportunity to toss them in the washing machine or drop at the dry cleaner. CURRENTLY, both bag styles are available, so please click below to connect regarding any JILLIE P inquires or purchase details. And…stay tuned for the inaugural launch date!