Artist Turns Old Concert Tee Shirts into Valuable Quilts

Artist Turns Old Concert Tee Shirts into Valuable Quilts

Quilt uses rock t-shirts to create art Do you have a collection of concert tee shirts in the back of your closet from your old rocker days?

A San Francisco artist named Ben Venom has come up with an unusual use for those old shirts — he sews them into quilts.

And the results are on exhibit in galleries in San Francisco and Birmingham, England.

Each of his beautifully crafted quilts can fetch thousands of dollars.

Concert T-shirts aren’t cheap. “A vintage Black Sabbath shirt can go for $100 or $80,” he says. His quilts have incorporated up to 120 different T-shirts.

(READ or LISTEN (and see more photos) from NPR’s Weekend Edition)

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