Not about a quilt or quilting, but there is a sewing machine in the picture and story, and it's a good one:
Sew and tell
Wendy Becktold, Sierra, July/August 2014
,,, "Somehow the stars aligned for this strange idea. The Luggage Store, a nonprofit art gallery in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood, offered to let me use the alley next to them. I sew from noon to sundown on the 15th of each month. Eighty percent of the people who show up live in nearby low-income housing. I hem a lot of pants and patch a lot of holes. But I don't say no to anything ..."