This led me to the work of Tom Fruin, a friend we haven't seen in a long time. Here's a piece he recently built on site in Copenhagen for the Royal Danish Library.
These are his drug bag quilts. We used to live in a not-so great neighborhood and we'd walk our dog in the ghetto park where Big J would sometimes collect used drug bags for him . Tom sewed them together for these beautiful, stained glass looking quilts often with leftover bits of crack, heroin or pot.