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 […]

International T-shirt Quilts

By |December 26th, 2012|Collection Quilts-blog, Memory Quilt, T-Shirt Quilts|

Memory T-shirt quilt with international t-shirts

Above is one of two memory quilts I made as Christmas gifts for a brother and sister from t-shirts their father had saved. His work took him all over the world as they were growing up, and these quilts display some of the t-shirts they collected on their journeys. […]

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 […]

Mommy Quilts Get Appreciated

By |October 1st, 2011|Memorial or Bereavement Quilts, T-Shirt Quilts|

I love to make quilts. I totally enjoy making bereavement quilts, especially when I see how it helps those who have lost a loved one. Below is a wonderful picture […]

Bereavement T-Shirt Quilt with Mom’s Clothes

By |September 16th, 2011|Memorial or Bereavement Quilts, T-Shirt Quilts|

Bereavement T-Shirt Quilt Made from Mom's Clothes

Missy wanted a simple t-shirt quilt made from her beloved mother’s clothes. She asked if I wanted the t-shirts or the […]

Group Commissions Bereavement Quilts for Their Friend’s Kids

By |September 10th, 2011|Memorial or Bereavement Quilts, T-Shirt Quilts, Traditional Quilts|

I’ve recently finished two quilts for a young boy and girl that had an unusual origin. When their friend Dana died, twelve of her friends got together and commissioned me to make quilts from her clothes for her children, then five and seven. Below is the quilt I made for Collin, the seven-year-old boy.

Bereavement quilt for young boy made from his mother's clothes

This quilt was Collin’s choice out of five designs and it features a blue shirt of his, which he got on a special trip to […]

Dancing Lady Quilt

By |May 9th, 2011|Appliqued Quilts, Art Quilts, How To Quilt, Memorial or Bereavement Quilts, Pictorial Quilts, T-Shirt Quilts|

Recently I designed and constructed The Forest Quilt to honor a beautiful lady – Gloria (see previous blogs). That quilt was made for her grown son.  Next I designed and constructed a second quilt for the daughter, who told me her mother loved to dance. I wanted a dance theme but also one that would honor the spirit of the lady.

For this quilt, I used a semi-traditional background made up of blocks which were 9 inches wide and 3 inches […]

Making a Forest Quilt – Part Two

By |April 26th, 2011|Appliqued Quilts, Memorial or Bereavement Quilts, Paper Pieced Quilts, Pictorial Quilts, T-Shirt Quilts|

In yesterday’s blog I explained how I started my Forest Quilt.

I also showed this picture of the schematic I drew for the design – it looks like a “Paint by Numbers” sketch. You can see that a chunk of it is missing. I cut out section by section to use the wax paper as templates. Ruth McDowell says start at the top, but […]

Making a Forest Quilt – Part One

By |April 25th, 2011|Appliqued Quilts, Memorial or Bereavement Quilts, Paper Pieced Quilts, Pictorial Quilts, T-Shirt Quilts|

Today I delivered two quilts to a family who had trusted me with lots of beautiful clothes belonging to a wonderful lady who died just last October. Both quilts were made entirely from these clothes (with the exception of the borders and the backing.) I am very happy to say that they were very pleased with them. I’ve been wanting to talk about these quilts on my blog, but felt it best to wait until the quilts were in the hands of the owners.

Lined up on my longarm machine you can see the clothes that I had to work with. I had discussed what the themes should be […]

Bereavement T-Shirt Quilt

By |March 28th, 2011|Memorial or Bereavement Quilts, T-Shirt Quilts|

Bereavement T-Shirt Quilt

One of the first bereavement quilts I made was a Christmas gift from a mother to her 40-year old daughter. The daughter Angie had lost her beloved father four years before and Deb her mother […]