About the Quilt
Greg McCallum commissioned “Southern Quilt” from fiber artist Susan E. Brown of Durham, NC (www.susansfiberstudio.com) in May 2003 for this recording. The quilt contains symbols representing both McCallum’s life and the music on the CD. The seven panels (winding down from the top right to the bottom left) are: Ashpole Presbyterian Church in Rowland, NC, where Greg was inspired as a child; “Amazing Grace” in shape-notes from McCallum’s mother’s Broadman Hymnal; a fiddle; a piano sketch by Will L. Eskridge (www.milktonemedia.com) from a program McCallum performed for the Cleveland County Arts Council in Shelby, NC; a banjo; a photo of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia; and a photo of the Chadwick Mill in Charlotte, NC. Fabrics used in the quilt include the McCallum (blue/green) and McLean (red/green) tartans. First lines of hymns and folk tunes quoted in the music appear in four smaller panels, and the beginning and end of Rzewski’s “Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues” border the left side and bottom of the quilt.
© Greg McCallum 2002-2017