Around 2003 or 2004 I decided to make a quilt. I wanted to try my hand at making a crazy quilt. I began piecing together scraps of fabric into larger pieces of cloth. I also chose to incorporate tee shirts that I had found at concerts or from various artists.
Nearly every piece of fabric has its own sort of story. I have donated fabric from friends and my mother, who is also a quilter. During one of the stages of progress, I had sent out fabric squares asking friends to decorate or do what they wish on them for me to incorporate into the quilt. It’s really wonderful to have these pieces all together on this quilt.
I embroidered a couple of pieces to add to this too. I really love the juxtaposition of the various elements. The silks, denim, canvas, and other fabrics. The various test swatches, as I like to call them, from testing out button holes and various stitches on my sewing machine. During the many years of working on this nearly all my fabric scraps were incorporated in some way. Even test swatches from screen printing fabric for custom projects.