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. […]
When I finish working on bereavement quilts for a family, I’m usually left with lots of extra material. It’s hard not to stop at that point, my urge is to use as much of the available material as I can. These shirts and trousers are precious and it is difficult […]
I’ve always been fascinated by tessellation quilts. According to Christine Porter, who literally wrote the book on the subject (“Tessellation Quilts”), “a tessellated pattern is one that interlocks, creating identical positive and negative spaces that can go on indefinitely. It is of particular interest to the quilter because […]
Once I started Rhino Quilting I needed customers. The most tried and true marketing method is to start with friends, and if you’re lucky some friends just pitch right in and ask for a quilt. My good friends Howard and Dee said they needed a quilt to match the sofa in their family room. This is how I got from their request to the finished quilt below.
The colors and design were left up to me. The only stipulation was that it should match the sofa. As you can see, the sofa is the color of a new penny. So I found a new penny in my purse, made sure of the match, and traipsed off to Fabric Depot. Once there, I wandered between the aisles, penny in hand, looking for the perfect match. All I had to do […]