Ali Basye

Ali Basye
Seattle, WA
Coming of age, Spouses

This blanket was found in an old, scary, abandoned house in Newark, Delaware in 1986. My goth friends and I explored the house—clearly abandoned for decades and left almost entirely intact—because we were sure it was haunted. We each took a memento: I took lots of vintage sewing supplies and this handmade quilt. When I moved in with my husband, he vetoed the quilt, much to my disappointment. It carries two stories: the person from the house and the two decades with me.