The modern quilt world's obsession with straight lines and symmetry rubs quilter Mike "Mac" McNamara
the wrong way; he never cared for prescribed patterns. His emotionally evocative quilts reflect on life's biggest issues: desire, grief, politics and childlike wonder. Often as humorous as they are critical, his quilts are gifts of love for another person. McNamara's cartoonish, homoerotic quilt "Stand Back--He's Mine!" is currently on display at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
recently spoke with McNamara about his life as a quilter.
See also: David Charity addresses hunger, human trafficking and other social issues through quilts