I am no longer taking orders for t- shirt and memory quilts. It has been fun working with you all to preserve your memories.
Craig and I are enjoying our life in the mountains of North Carolina. Who knew we would love retirement?
I am concentrating on making donation quilts for local charities.
I will also me making santas and teddy bears for those interested.
Thank you all for trusting me with your memories.
All the Best,
The past few months have certainly been strange. I feel lucky that I have so many hobbies to keep me busy while I quarantine.
This is a quilt I made for a client. It is for a niece's wedding, made from her mother's clothing. I love this pattern; I made a similar one from my sister's clothing.
Here are a few of my UFOs (UnFinished Objects) that I have enjoyed working on.
This quilt is a wool applique done by hand. I am afraid to use it on the bed, as I could see the cats having a party on it.
I bought this quilt pattern about 15 years ago. I finally made it for a baby shower (a Zoom baby shower due to COVID).
I used the extra fabric to make these cute puppies.
Craig and I have been thinking of downsizing and moving the mountains for awhile. We started looking at houses in Hendersonville and it didn't take long until we found a cute little ranch that we love.
We have been here a little over a week, tired of unpacking but love the quiet and beauty of this place.
I will still be taking orders for memory and t-shirt quilts. You can mail your clothing\fabric to me or we can meet on my return visits to Raleigh.
My sewing room is almost up and ready. I am embarrassed to confess how much fabric I have collected over the years...it is a sin! I donated a lot before I left Raleigh...but clearly not enough! I am waiting to join the local guild to see if they will take some off my hands.
I have been busy making Santas for the Handmaid Holiday Market at Cary Quilting Company.
I hope to see you this Saturday, 11/16/19, from 11 am to 5pm. It will be a great opportunity to get a start on holiday shopping and pick up some one-of-a-kind gifts.
Recently I completed this memory quilt.
It is a modern quilt made with jeans and dress shirts. Check out the nice graphic quilting done by Kennedy Quilting.
It was a very busy and productive Christmas season. I continue to be thankful that so many families trust me with their cherished memories.
Below are samples of two of my recent memory quilts made from jeans and dress shirts. It still amazes me that clothing transforms into such beautiful quilts.
I just finished this custom Memory quilt. It is made from men's dress shirts, jeans and khakis. These are beautiful shirts that match perfectly with jeans.
I love the pops of yellow!
This will be given to a special little boy in remembrance of his father.
I have always loved curved quilt blocks. Now I have a new "Quick Curve Ruler" to play with. Years ago I made a red and white quilt named "Robbing Peter to pay Paul", in which I used a template and appliqued all of the curved pieces. I love the quilt but it was a labor of love; it took me forever. This new ruler has made curved blocks so much easier, quicker and fun to make.
I just finished this practice table runner, and love how it came out.
Below is a pic of my "Robbing Peter to Pay Paul" (one of my favorites) that I finished in 2010.