I thought it would be fun to take a break from stitching and share a few of the quilts I’ve made over the years.
You will see that anything goes here.
Middle row: Men’s Dress Shirts
Bottom row: Hawaiian Style Shirts
Top row: Anything goes for this quilt. You will find socks, boxers, name brands & even running shorts.
Middle row: Firefighter… what can I say, this one was hard!
Bottom row: Girls Fashion Tees.
Top row: Blazers. That’s right, a client came to me with his fathers blazers. I think he brought me 35 jackets. His father was known for being well dressed! The quilt pictured was made as a gift to his mother. I was so humbled by his reaction when he picked it up. It’s a night, I will never forget.
Middle row: Concert Tees.
Bottom row: College Gear.
To be honest, each of these quilts has a story. From the minute you start to work on them you learn more about the person you’re creating for. Sometimes clients arrive with suitcases filled with clothing, others send boxes. Some of these quilts have been the most difficult projects for me to work on. But in the end, the reward is great. Waiting for each client to arrive for pick up, I always have butterflies. I worry- what if they don’t like what I made, what if I missed a special piece, what if, what if, what if…
In the end, the emotion is overwhelming for some clients. Others can’t stop grinning from ear to ear. We always share many stories and hugs. You see, memory quilts are not just for remembering one special moment in time, they can mean a lifetime of love.
I hope these few examples spark your imagination and have you looking at clothing in a whole new way!