Unique Memory Quilt – Surfer Quilt
Alice loved her father, but his having been raised in America by Chinese parents with strict traditional values of hard work, he could never quite understand Alice and her love of surfing, thinking that most surfers were bums. Alice, however, thought surfing – something she discovered as she was exploring career choices – was “… one of the best life courses I ever took – many of the most valuable lessons I’ve ever learned have come from surfing…. So to me, surfing was/is a teacher in how to live.” With this in mind, she wanted a unique memory quilt that honored her dad and sent me a bag of red, white and blue golf shirts, asking for a quilt that honored her father but also spoke to her love of surfing. For although her father never quite approved of it, he always bought her a new surfboard when she broke the old one – his way of supporting her without giving his wholehearted approval.