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)