! Thanks to Grandma, I now can give back to others with my talents, she gentled seeded so many years ago. None gives me greater pleasure than to do memory t-shirt quilts, as I did for the Mom and step-father of one of my former students, Troy, who was taken from all of us too early in life. As I sat and cut, measured, sewed, and gently hand quilted each t-shirt of his life, I too recalled his many days in my classroom. “Quilts are like friend, a great source of comfort.”
A t-shirt quilt story and directions for making your own quilt.
You have a dresser drawer or closet full of old t-shirts. It is time to clean out and make room for going shopping for those after 4th of July sales. Maybe you just find it is just time to clean but you really don’t want to part with those shirts after all these years. Like pictures, t-shirts hold memories of a time when…
Memories are not always tucked in between the pages of a book. Today they are pressed in between the 20 squares finished on the t-shirt quilt. I am designing a t-shirt quilt for my daughter for her high school graduation. Amazingly enough the thoughts and good memories that fit into each 16 x 16 inch blocks were the t-shirts worn by my daughter as she participated in soccer at age 6, played volleyball in middle school, played on the traveling teams for soccer or on her HS teams.