Before Heidi Parkes was born, her grandmother organized a collaborative family quilt to commemorate her birth. Now, based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, her quilting and mending celebrate the hand, and her works tug at memories and shared experience. Often using specific textiles, like an heirloom tablecloth, bed sheet, or cloth teabag, Heidi adds subtle meaning and material memory from the start. Engaging in the worlds of art, quilts, mending, and social media, she advocates for the domestic realms, slow stitching, and mindfulness. Find her on Instagram and YouTube.