Learn how to make quilts that evoke memories. Use items that bring back memories of wonderful times in your life—clothes, pictures, patches, etc. Memory quilts are a way of taking those items out of their hiding places so you can see them every day. Snuggle under such a quilt and let the memories flow.
Learn how to select and prepare just about any piece of memorabilia you may want to put in your quilt.
Memory quilts come in all shapes and sizes because everyone’s memories are different and everyone interprets their memories in different ways. The fun of making them is there really aren’t any rules. When deciding what to put in your blocks, and how to put them together, anything goes. Many of the seven designs that follow are presented with multiple size options that include everything from wallhangings to full-size quilts.
About the Author
Trish Bowman has been sewing and doing all kinds of crafts for over 40 years. The craft bug came from her mom. Never one to sit and enjoy the status quo, she was always experimenting with new techniques and challenges, discovering quilting in the mid-1980s.
In the more than quarter century since, Trish has made hundreds of quilts. Her favorite quilts have always been the ones that held people’s memories. Her first T-shirt quilt, created in 1988, was for her husband and celebrated his days in college by using old T-shirts that otherwise would have gone to the rag bin. Subsequently, she has made many memory quilts for family, friends, and, more recently, clients.
Learn more about Trish at her website: www.trishbowman.com