Detail Japanese Boro coat.. Boro textiles were made in the late 19th and early 20th century by impoverished Japanese people from reused indigo-dyed cotton rags. Never intented to be viewed as a thing of beauty they just are amazingly beautiful, patched and sewn piece-by-piece, handed down from generation to generation they became objects of desire because of their beauty , history and soul.
There was another quilt I saw at the Northwest Quilting Expo yesterday that I'm still thinking about. It's this one, Family Genes, made by Jeanne Halapoff from discarded denim, mostly her in-laws'. The ultimate in reusing.