The idea that I would ever get to make a quilt out of cashmere never really crossed my mind until recently. I was asked by my friend, Ruth, to make a memorial quilt to honor her mother, Frances, who passed away last fall. Read more >
It was hard to find a time when the three recipients of this year’s Graduation Quilt Project could all be in the same place together to receive their quilts. Read more >
Mary’s daughter, Kathleen, had only three garments that she wanted made into a small memorial wall-hanging. Mary loved the sea and the beach and had silk skirt suit made out of a large fish print. Read more >
A couple of weeks ago I wrote about giving the second in a series of 30 graduation quilts to a boy named Olin. It is now Ivanya’s turn, only this time, I was not able to bestow this third quilt in person. Instead, her father hand-carried it all the way to Germany where she has been finishing out her high school education. Like the first two, this quilt is made from pieces of clothing belonging to many of the adults who have watched Ivanya grow up. Congratulations to our dear Ivanya!
Olin is the second of 32 kids belonging to a community of families to graduate from high school this year. At his 18th birthday celebration, I presented him with a small quilt made from pieces of clothing belonging to many of the adults who have watched him grow up. I have pledged to make each of these 32 children a similar quilt when they reach graduation. The entire project will span 18 years. Read more >