Monday, January 11, 2010


Quilts are as American as apple pie. Pioneer women made them out of scraps of leftover and unwanted bits of fabric out of necessity, but they are also an art form with wonderful patterns. Lately they have become huge communal projects, with people contributing squares on a particular theme to make up the whole.

The National Plastic Quilt Project is a variation but continues the long line of community involvement and using leftovers. Its 24 squares were drawn from across the United States, are all made of plastic and all have a common theme of using recycled plastic.

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