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(Honouring someone who has passed away...)

Here are some examples of my work, click on the images to enlarge. They are in order from newest to oldest.



Memorial Quilt This quilt was a Mother's Day gift from a loving daughter to her mother. The photos in the quilt are of her mother and her grandmother, who recently passed away.

This lap quilt ended up being 39" x 48" - perfect for keeping her mother warm while reading or watching TV. You can see the quilting a little better in this side view photo.
Hugs & Kisses Memorial Quilt I love this quilt. It took longer than I thought to make it, but I really wanted to do something special for this lady who came to me with her daughter's clothing and asked me to make her a quilt. She chose this theme because it would be like her daughter is still giving them hugs & kisses from Heaven.

Each X and O is made with a part of her clothing. As an added bonus - and something I just came across absentmindedly while making this quilt - I decided to paper piece the name of their daughter on the back. I also love the way that turned out, too! The machine embroidered cupcakes on the front are a representation of her love for cupcakes - and so I needed a to find a way to incorporate them in here, as well.
Dad's Dress Shirts Here's a cozy quilt we made using Dad's dress shirts. Can you spot them all? They are the center square and the square around that one - and again in the scrappy border.

Dad had 2 daughters so we made 2 quilts, but we wanted to make them just slightly different from each other. So, we made one with a blue border and one with a purple border. The quilting (done with a variegated thread) in the outside border is also different from each quilt. Here is the Flower quilting that was quilted in the purple border quilt.
Dad's Dress Shirts Here's a cozy quilt we made using Dad's dress shirts. Can you spot them all? They are the center square and the square around that one - and again in the scrappy border.

Dad had 2 daughters so we made 2 quilts, but we wanted to make them just slightly different from each other. So, we made one with a blue border and one with a purple border. The quilting (done with a variegated thread) in the outside border is also different from each quilt. Here are the free floating Butterflies free floating Butterflies that were quilted in the blue border quilt.
Days Gone By This is a very unique quilt we made - and it's one of our favorites because of the design we chose! This nice sized wall hanging is only 22" x 28". The center photo uses 4 fabric sheets which we carefully printed, then sewed together to create one large (12" x 18") photo of this lady's mother and her husband on their Wedding Day. The 4 photos in the corners are 4" square.

Her dad had passed away and her mom was in a home and so she asked us to make this very special quilt for her to look at and remind her of the happy days gone by. Her mom was so happy, we received a personal email directly from her!!
Tammy's Quilt Tammy was the best friend of my sister-in-law. She sadly, and unexpectantly, passed away in November 2007. All of her friends rallied together and came up with the cost to have this special Memory Quilt made for her mom and dad, who also miss her dearly.

I have to say, it's one of my favorite quilts that I have ever made! It's fairly large too, measuring 55" x 66". Click here to see some of the quilting we did on the quilt.
Twisted Square Memory Quilt Here we use a Twisted Square design with a 5" photo in the middle. I love the way the blues are nice and crisp looking against the background - it really pronounces each photo! In this 42" x 58" quilt we quilted a butterfly design surrounding each square and then did a uniform wave in the blue and outside border.

This Twisted Squares pattern has proven to be so popular with us, we made it into a pattern for re-sale. Check out page 2 of our Quilts For Sale for more info!
Silk Tie Memory Quilt This is a beautiful quilt we made out of silk ties! Our customer asked us to make her 2 quilts to give to each of her daughters using 20 silk ties from her husband. We made the first quilt using this Friendship Star pattern (each star is a different tie!) and we quilted it with hearts and swirly's. The dimensions of this quilt are 45" x 56".
Silk Tie Memory Quilt This is the second tie quilt we made using those same 20 ties as in the quilt above. This time we quilted flower petals in the dark blue squares and did an all over meander stitch in the light blue areas. The dimensions of this quilt are 43" x 51". Both of these quilts are perfect for cuddling up in while laying on the couch watching TV!
Memorial Quilt of my Mother This is a memorial quilt of my mother, Marion, measuring 31" square. It has 9 photo's, each measuring 4". She passed away of Cancer, so the pink ribbon fabric used was a perfect match for this project! There are various styles of butterflies quilted all over the mid section of this quilt. Also, her name, birth and angel dates, and loving messages are quilted into the borders.
Photo Memorial Quilt This memorial quilt honors Tammy. It measures 33" square and the photos are all 4". Her name, birth and angel dates, as well as a loving message is quilted into the border.
Memorial Quilt for Grandma Another quilt to honor Kristopher, this one measures 29" square and the photos are each 5". The contrast in colors of this design make it look almost 3D.
Photo Memorial Quilt of Kristopher This "Kristopher Quilt" was made for his mom, Lisa, and measures 30" square. It has 16 photos, each measuring 4". The style of this quilt is called Attic Windows and also has a bit of a 3D effect. There is heart quilting done in the outside borders.
Kristopher's memorial quilt This memorial quilt of Kristopher (my step-son) was the one that started everything. It was my first memory quilt and I gave it to Kris (Kristopher's Dad) that first, lonely Christmas. It measures 47" x 39" and has 20 photos, each measuring 3" square.


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