This quilt was actually made from constructed fabric scraps that I had left over from a Nancy Crow class at Arrowmont. The title comes from the poem that the character, Marianna, played by Alfre Woodard, reads in the film of Whitney Otto's novel, "How to Make an American Quilt." Here's the poem:
Young lovers seek perfection.
Old lovers learn the art of sewing shreds together
and of seeing beauty in a multiplicity of patches.