Madame Magar

small-batch label exploring fashion, art, performance & history

Madame Magar Makeshift Studios/Shops

Pop-up studios/shops/installations: setting up shop in unusual &        unused venues; storefront windows, abandoned buildings, shops, old barns, galleries and museums

The Upstairs Gallery: The Mood Indigo Collection

Nina Simone Silhouette


The Preservation Society Storefront Windows: The Sea Island Blue Collection





January 31-March 13,2015

Nina Simone Silhouette

Created for a Nina Simone themed group exhibit in her birthplace town; Tryon,NC. I stitched a Nina portrait with hand dyed indigo dress scrap fabric, from a collection of small batch dresses sewn for the Nina collection. Paying homage to the high priestess of soul by incorporating a shrine for her in the gallery.




Madame Magar's Makeshift Studio/Shop:

Created a Makeshift Studio/Shop in a King street Storefront window. Indigo dyeing home goods in onewindow. In the other window, creating a Gullah "rag quilt" coat out of indigo dyed scrap fabric,

The Pinckney Project at the Charleston Museum

Eliza Lucas Pinckney Silhouette


Eliza Lucas Pinckney Silhouette

Madame Magar's Makeshift Studio at the Charleston Museum.

June 12-June 22, 2015

A portrait of Eliza Lucas Pinckney who as a young girl brought indigo to this region of South Carolina and made it a huge cash crop. Since there is no known portrait of Eliza; (it was stolen or lost in a fire); I hand stitched her silhouette withhand dyed indigo dress scrap in the Charleston Museum. A collaboration exhibit/installation as part of the Pinckney project to raise awareness and money for the restoration of Eliza's gown.

SC Makers Exhibit at the SC State Museum: SC State Flag

South Carolina flag quilt


Madame Magar's Makeshift Studio:

As the SC state flag color is indigo and the state color is indigo, for the SC makers exhibit I stitched the SC State flag out of indigo dyed dress fabric scrap; in the SC state Museum gallery.

South Carolina flag quilt