Log Cabin Bereavement Quilts for Mother and Daughters

By |June 8th, 2014|Memorial or Bereavement Quilts, Traditional Quilts|

Recently I made three log cabin quilts for a mother and her two daughters from her husband/their father’s clothes. The one above is for the mother and is a full-size […]

Thirteen Bereavement Quilts for One Customer – Part 3

By |February 11th, 2014|Memorial or Bereavement Quilts, Traditional Quilts|

In the past two blogs I have discussed the thirteen quilts I made for one customer out of her mother’s clothes. With this project my focus was two-fold:  to make […]

Thirteen Bereavement Quilts for One Customer – Part 2

By |February 7th, 2014|How To Quilt, Memorial or Bereavement Quilts, Traditional Quilts|

In yesterday’s blog, I stated that I made 13 quilts for one customer out of her mother’s beautiful clothes. I received clothes of every color and texture and was able […]

Thirteen Bereavement Quilts for One Customer

By |February 5th, 2014|Memorial or Bereavement Quilts, Traditional Quilts|

I recently finished one of the most exciting projects I have had since I started Rhino Quilting. Deonna McPeters contacted me and asked me to make 13 quilts for her […]

Simple Quilts can be Gorgeous

By |September 23rd, 2013|Tessellation Quilts, Traditional Quilts|

Simple tesselation quilt in greens Simple tessellation quilt in shades of green

Recently I had a customer who wanted a full-size quilt for her guestroom in green and white colors but when she told her husband what it would cost for me to make a log cabin quilt (see mockup below) he almost fainted. […]

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 […]

Quilts for Now – Small Quilts Made from Scraps of Big Quilts

By |September 25th, 2012|Collection Quilts-blog, Memory Quilt, Traditional Quilts|

 

Here is a picture of Rosie asleep under her new smaller quilt.  I first made a full-size quilt for Rosie out of her baby clothes, but it was too big for a seven-year-old, so I wanted her to have something she could use now.  I made a smaller quilt (about 55 x […]