The history of quilting is a constant dance between repetition and innovation. Each time a pattern was passed on to a new artisan, its new keeper would bring to it his or her own creativity. With each new iteration, patterns acquire new meaning and greater depth. Our Heritage Collections crafted from upcycled shirts, ties and pants are a continuation of these traditions.
Wheel of Freedom (WOF) Remix (first two pictures)
During the days of the Underground Railroad our ancestors used the Wheel of Freedom as a secret symbol – a message to our enslaved ancestors to start packing for the Journey North. We see our remix as a tribute to all those who took that journey and to those they left behind.
Jacob’s Ladder L Remix (last three pictures)
Inspired by the biblical reference, the Jacob’s Ladder pattern is sometimes referred to as the Underground Railroad – a tribute to the movement that carried slaves from the South into freedom.
Our Remix of this classic pattern incorporates upcycled denim to create a simple, modern tote that resonates with the stories of our past. No two are alike.