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. At launch, the collection will feature three jacket styles, a shoulder bag, a convertible belt bag and baseball hat. Two jacket styles, The Anita & The Stephanie, are pictured above. Stay tuned for a inaugural launch date! For more information on JILLIE P, click the button below.