If you are going to go to the effort to design and sew a quilt you may as well dye your own cloth.

Procion MX dyes can be applied in paste form to prepared cloth
Students carved their own stamps....
and even printed one-off monoprints onto cotton.
Here are sets of textiles that will be turned into artists quilts.
Now the next challenge is composition.  Fortunately we had some inspiration from Karen Schultz's exhibition at Blackrock Arts Center.