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. Each individual quilt is unique, and supplies only a small amount of material, therefore 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, two bag styles, and a baseball hat. Bags include three removable, interchangeable veg-tan leather straps, providing versatility in wear + the ability 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!