Therese May made this quilt in 1969. It is 72" x 90" and is made up of cotton, machine pieced and appliqued, and then tied with yarn. It is the Therese Quilt. The Therese Quilt uses self-portraits and photography to create the overall picture. Each roughly-cut patch is appliqued onto the quilt. According to The Twentieth Century's Best American Quilts from C&T Publishing, this quilt shows "the early style of a university-trained fine artist who devoted her art career to making quilts which flaunt "imperfect workmanship" to emphasize spontaneity and passion rather than control and precision."
Therese was responsible for much of the embellishment movement in quilting and helped promote the idea that anything goes. For her, it was more about the creation of the art than the perfect workmanship. Perhaps this is something we should all keep in mind when our points aren't always perfect.
Therese1 - 90 pieces non-rotating
Therese2 - 70 pieces rotating