I am an admitted sucker for beautiful textiles. A glimpse of a quilt, a suggestion of a tribal rug, or the promise of some intricate embroidery has sent me to bazaars, galleries, and museums. Therefore, when I first met Mieko Mintz and saw her clothing created from kantha quilts I was curious and excited. Why did Mieko’s jackets look so much more interesting than so many other kantha pieces? The best way to find out was to speak directly with Mieko, which I have been lucky enough to do.