Difficult Stitch-uation: Quilt lose tour van in highway crash, reach out to fans for help


Massachusetts psych-folk band Quilt have revealed last night that they were in a tour van accident in Kentucky earlier this month. And though they walked away physically unharmed after their vehicle spun off the side of the road and flipped over, the trio’s tour van has been destroyed.

So with a new tour coming up with Brooklyn’s Woods that starts next month, which includes a May 14 stop at the Sinclair in Cambridge, Quilt have created a section of their homepage to ask for donations to help get them back on the road.

Word from the band is below, and check out our Q&A with frontwoman Anna Rochinski from earlier this month, as well as the record review of Quilt’s latest LP, Held in Splendor:

Dear Quilt Fans & Friends:

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website.

While on tour earlier this month, we were involved in a serious car accident in Kentucky. Having lost control after a tire blowout, we spun off the side of the highway and rolled 360º and landed right side up. All of us emerged relatively uninjured, which is great. The not so great news is that the van suffered extensive body damage and we had to declare it a total loss and leave it behind in a tow lot in Kentucky.

Our basic insurance policy did not include collision, so we won’t be receiving any money from them.

We are asking you, our beloved fans and friends, for help so we can buy a new van. It is our love and our life to continue playing music for you. We have to get back on the road for our tour with Woods in April so we are asking if you may be able to make a donation by March 31, 2014. Any amount, ($2, $5, $10, $25 or more) no matter how large or small, will be accepted with open arms and gratitude. We love y’all. Thank you so much!

Anna, Shane, John, & Keven

Quilt also just wrapped up a string of shows at SXSW, and will hit Europe in a few weeks. Details on that here.