I recently read about a quilt artist named Bisa Butler on a site that I read frequently called TreeHugger.com. This Brooklyn, NY based textile artist creates her quilts using vintage and repurposed fabrics. To quote Ms. Butler - "We have enough 'stuff' in the world - let's reuse and repurpose what we already have." She highlights the richness of African American culture through her quilts, as well as striving to bring environmental consciousness in her material choices.
I think her work is amazing! Have you heard of her or seen her work before?