This quilt collection differs from the traditionally woven fabric and is instead inspired by the periodic table. This traveling gallery features 40 different quilt designs by 40 different artists, all of whom have chosen a specific element on the periodic table as the basis for their design.
Artist and curator for the collection Jill Rumoshosky Werner notes that quilts are undergoing a change, straying away from traditional concepts of wall hanging decorations to something more broad and accepting of ideas. In this vein, each quilt is made from a variety of materials beyond conventional fabrics. In using these natural elements as inspiration, each artist approached the project differently. Some were inspired by just the names, others researched its unique characteristics and purposes.