Recently, we teased you about a fun story in our new print issue (on newsstands and in shops now!) showcasing Indianapolis’ Crimson Tate :: Modern Quilter and its customer challenge using a painted canvas backdrop from a Jimmy Buffet concert tour.
And Q-bie Patty commented on the post, sharing about how she has made many quilts for friends and relatives using memorable bits of t-shirts and saved clothing. Oh, and there was one really special quilt she made for her brother’s former boss, back in the day when her brother was touring with a band. Seems Patty used fabric left over from shirts made by the band’s wardrobe lady to make a quilt for the Big Boss.
“Who, you may ask? For Jimmy Buffet! My brother toured with Jimmy for 3 years. He still keeps in contact with people in the organization and was told that Jimmy tours with my quilt. I am looking forward to the issue featuring the art made from the backdrop,” Patty says.
Don’t you love how stories beget stories?
But wait! There’s more. (We’ve always wanted to work that into a story.) In our new Fall 2012 issue, we show you the two winning challenge pieces made by the ingenious sewists in Indianapolis, specifically Elizabeth Goens’ play tent and Rachel Hedges’ stuffed giraffe. However, there was more greatness to share with you than our print pages allowed. So here’s another tease…more great pics from the Crimson Tate Love Your Mother (Earth) upcycle challenge. Most of these items were auctioned off to raise funds for Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, a non-profit organization helping to improve the environment in downtown Indianapolis. (All photos courtesy of Heather Givans. Items/images not available: Kathy Siner, laundry bag; Jennifer Aiken, Brown Eyed Girl Tote.)