- 11:34 am - Thu, Jul 12, 2012
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DAILY PIC: I’m a big fan of taking quilts seriously, as art. The only problem is that I almost never see a new quilt that seems worthy of being so taken. One exception comes from the New York designer Chris Rucker, who has made a series of quilts from old moving blankets. (He is also known for the furniture he has cut from junk lumber.) Like the famous Gee’s Bend quilts assembled out of old work clothes, Rucker’s textiles keep a compelling link to their origins. And I love the idea of an artwork that can protect itself.
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While we’ve come across reuse of moving boxes, I think this is the first example I’ve seen of a creative new use for moving blankets!
If you’re into quilts, find earlier posts on quilts made from other materials here.