Since I thoroughly enjoy working on wedding, memory, and anniversary quilts, I thought it would be a great idea to post an informational web page about these wonderful keepsakes.
Many people have inquired about the directions for family members and asked for advice. We can provide as little or as much help as you need. After twelve years, there have been a number of projects and we’d like to share a few with you. These are such wonderful keepsakes!
The Classic Wedding Quilt: Family members and friends are sent squares of fabric at least six month before the wedding. Specific directions are included along with fabric swatches to help with color choices. The objective is for the family member or friend to make a personal message or share a memory with the bride and groom. The variety of ideas never ceases to amaze! Hand embroidery, machine embroidery, fabric paints, photo transfers, fabric collages, and a variety of add-ons like charms, buttons, and lace. The basic family member directions are available by Word email attachment by email request.
Anniversary Quilt: Essentially the same as the classic wedding quilt but completed for a special anniversary.
The one pictured was a great second anniversary "cotton" gift. A poem written by the customer was embroidered onto squares for a custom quilt for his wife. All fabrics, thread color, and fonts were selected via email attachments while he was serving in Iraq.
Tee-Shirt Quilt: A great gift for a graduate of either high school or college. Using all the tee-shirts that they'll never wear again and you don't want to store! Useful and full of memries.
Or below is a quilt made from tee-shirts and old gymnast leotards from years of competition.