Farmington Hills artist shares ‘Threads of a Life’ at city gallery

Muriel Jacobs
Muriel Jacobs (Contributed)

Farmington Hills resident Muriel Jacobs created some space in her home last week after delivering around 100 of her original art works to the Costick Center in Farmington Hills.

Her solo City Gallery exhibit, “Threads of a Life – My Story”, opens Monday, August 12.

Jacobs creates unique jewelry, purses, quilts, “yo-yo throws”, and more. A fiber artist since the 1950s, her career ramped up about 30 years ago, after she began selling her jewelry to a boutique in Birmingham.

Today, she calls the apartment she shares with her husband, Burt, “a bottomless pit of lovely things.”

”I love it,” said Jacobs, 89. “I was a kindergarten teacher, and my husband says that prepared me.”

Jacobs also makes “memory quilts”, which she designs and hand-sews. Created for widows, from the neckties and kerchiefs of their beloved partners, the pieces earned her a bit of recognition in the Detroit News.

Most of the works in “Threads of a Life – My Story” are for sale. Jacobs says she has to put a price tag on her work, for practical reasons.

“My husband has been a good sport all these years, but there’s no room,” she laughed.

Jacobs’ exhibit runs through September 6 at City Gallery inside the Costick Center, 28600 W. 11 Mile Rd. in Farmington Hills. You can meet the artist during a talk and reception held August 12, 6-8 p.m.

The gallery is open Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and Wednesdays until 7 p.m.