One quote in particular jumped out at me, so much so that I wrote it down on a scrap of paper ...
which I have a habit of stitching thusly ...
The patches are all linen, created last November during Maura Ambrose's workshop. They were all mordanted with alum and some with tannin ... then dyed with either Old World madder (the four light patches) or New World cochineal (the five dark patches).
In reading Delena Tull's Edible and Useful Plants of the Southwest, I shook my head in wonder that both ancient Native American and Indo-European dyers discovered how to utilize the same mordants (and others as well).
Stitching the patches, I reflected further on the traditional nine-patch quilt block versus my own idiosyncratic method of stringing patches together in strips.
Quoting again from Finding Beauty ... the words of a modern day mosaicist made sense to me:
"We create the future through a rearrangement of forms, what we have learned from the past."
I'm still learning.