Bereavement Quilt for Mom – Beloved Son loved to Surf

By |May 31st, 2013|Appliqued Quilts, Art Quilts, Memorial or Bereavement Quilts, Pictorial Quilts, T-Shirt Quilts, Tessellation Quilts, Traditional Quilts, Unusual Quilts|

Bereavement Quilt made from son's clothes Bereavement Quilt for Mom

During the past year I have made quilts for four members of a family who lost their oldest son about seven years ago. He was a grown man who loved life, loved the water, was a surfer, and was beloved by his parents, two brothers and a sister. Only recently have I made the final quilt, one for his mother, which is shown above. […]

Bereavement Quilts for the Whole Family – And Finally for Debbie, his Wife

By |May 30th, 2013|How To Quilt, Memorial or Bereavement Quilts, Traditional Quilts|

Bereavement Quilt for Pete’s wife Debbie

Last of all, I made a simple quilt for my client, Pete’s wife, who is also a mother and a grandmother.  She loved simple traditional quilts and he had such beautiful shirts, that I was able to make a simple but very elegant quilt for her.  The blocks in the quilt are made from eight different shirts. She sent one very interesting t-shirt to be used in this quilt – the cornerstone shirts.  A tenth light blue silk shirt formed the inner border.  In the corners are bits of Pete’s swimming trunks – a special request. […]

Bereavement Quilts for the Whole Family (continued) – Then the Grandkids

By |May 26th, 2013|Memorial or Bereavement Quilts, Tessellation Quilts, Traditional Quilts|

Young Peter's quilt Young Peter’s quilt

After finishing quilts for my client’s son and daughter (see previous blog), I made a small quilt […]

Bereavement Quilts for the Whole Family – First the Son, Then the Daughter

By |May 23rd, 2013|Memorial or Bereavement Quilts, T-Shirt Quilts, Traditional Quilts, Unusual Quilts|

Bereavement throw for daughter Kendall’s Quilt

When her beloved husband died, Debbie asked me to make quilts for herself, her two grown kids – a son Peter and a daughter Kendall – and her two grand kids, Peter and Brooklyn.   Since the request came a few months before Christmas, I was only able to […]

Bereavement Wall Hanging

By |March 8th, 2013|Memorial or Bereavement Quilts, T-Shirt Quilts|

Bereavement Wall Hanging

The little wall hanging above was also made for Louise (see previous post) as […]

Bereavement Pillow Sham

By |March 8th, 2013|Memorial or Bereavement Quilts, T-Shirt Quilts|

Bereavement Pillow Sham made for granddaughter

I’ve made pillow shams before, but this was a first for me […]

Remembering Dad – A Quilt for Two Young Boys

By |December 26th, 2012|Appliqued Quilts, Memorial or Bereavement Quilts, Pictorial Quilts|


Brian with quilt made from father's clothes

Brian shown with his quilt which he just received as his Christmas present from mom. The quilt, made from his father’s clothes, shows various scenes with him and his dad, who died two years ago of leukemia. Brian and his brother Lucas were expecting a […]

Remembering Jim – Bereavement Quilt Honoring a Policeman

By |October 11th, 2012|Collection Quilts-blog, Memorial or Bereavement Quilts, T-Shirt Quilts|

Bereavement T-Shirt and Logo Quilt honoring Policeman

This quilt was made for the widow of a Philadelphia policeman, showing off not only his beautiful t-shirts but many of the logos on his various shirts.  It was quilted with a Baptist Fan design, which is one of my favorites for overall consistency, providing […]

Cat Bereavement Quilt

By |January 21st, 2012|Memorial or Bereavement Quilts, Miscellaneous Quilting, Unusual Quilts|

My good friend’s cat Felix died suddenly in his sleep and she has been having a hard time grieving for him. I’ve made many quilts for her and I knew she loved bright colors, so I made her what I call a “poster quilt” with the brightest fabric I could find and with two pictures of Felix printed on fabric. They show this sweet, laid back little fellow relaxing on the polka-dot duvet which I made for his owner several years ago. […]

From Shirts to Bereavement Quilt

By |January 15th, 2012|Memorial or Bereavement Quilts, Tie Quilts, Traditional Quilts|

A customer sent me a box full of fine cotton shirts custom made for her father in Hong Kong. Most were striped shirts in various muted colors, with white collars, but a large amount were plain white. These shirts were made of exceptionally fine cotton and felt almost silky to the touch. I used some of the shirts in the little baby quilt featured in yesterday’s blog, but the […]