Crowd shot masthead ApologetiX Logo Keith Haynie plays bassBill Hubauer plays lead guitarJ. Jackson sings leadJimmy Vegas Tanner plays drums

What's the story behind "Quilt"?

This project was originally called "Quilt" because we expected it to be a diverse collection of music. With our largest load yet of lady-led songs, Quilt also alludes to Carole King's Tapestry, the longest-charting album by a female artist. In fact, the last song on Quilt is a parody of one that first appeared on Tapestry.

Like tapestries and quilts, this album has a common thread, especially the suite of salvation songs What's more, it's our pop-iest project ever; eight of the songs spoofed herein went to #1, two went to #2, one went to #3, and one went to #4.

Although the music we made didn't turn out to be as diverse as we expected, the music makers did five singers, three guitarists, three keyboardists, two bassists, and one drummer their hearts knitted together in love (Colossians 2:2) by and for Christ.

You'd have to search through lotsa versions of the Bible to find any references to quilts, but here's one "Hatred starts fights, but love pulls a quilt over the bickering" (Proverbs 10:12). After all, as you may recall, "love covers over a multitude of sins" (1 Peter 4:8).

And make no mistake -- we all have a multitude of sins, "for all have sinned and fall short of the glory That's not just a blanket statement, either. Of course, a checkered past like that could cause you to have a quilty conscience. If so, listen closely to find out all you gotta do.