The Way We Were: Memory Quilt

Sports jerseys and practice jerseys and student government T-shirts…oh, my! As a mom to two active boys, I often found the plethora of shirts overwhelming — especially during the high school years that included a seemingly endless laundry basket (and, let me be honest, even throughout college when they would bring home massive piles to wash). I couldn’t bear to part with the memories many of the shirts held, as they represented such important pieces of each of my sons’ lives, so I began tossing them in a treasure chest — knowing that my talented, artistic mom would be able to somehow work these memories into keepsake quilts for her grandsons. And, presto! This past May when my son Brian graduated from college, she presented him with a one-of-a-kind quilt that told the story of his school years: from ski team to football, and college rugby to Mexico mission trips, he was moved and thrilled to receive this heartfelt compilation of memories. If you don’t happen to have a quilter in your family, and it’s not a project you want to tackle yourself, check a local fabric store for recommendations of skilled quilters…or there are plenty of resources online that specialize in creating custom memory quilts - like these found in a quick Google search. http://www.custommemoryquilts.com/https://www.etsy.com/market/memory_quilthttps://www.projectrepat.com/pages/memory-quilts

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