Mom's Maple Leaves - 108x106 Patchwork
patch in this special quilt is a different piece of my mother’s
clothing. After she died of breast cancer at 48
in 1994, piecing her belongings together into
quilts of memories started me on a healing journey as each fabric memory
was pieced into something beautiful, functional and lasting for me and
The leaves are representative of the
October day she left us,
and the abundance of colorful fall leaves that decorated the funeral
home and church when we said goodbye.
Crazy Hearts - 15x15 'Grandma's Fabrics'
After the death of her grandfather, a client sought a way to create a
special remembrance of him for each member of her family. By using his
neck-ties to create these individual quilted wallhangings, each of her
relations received a special remembrance of Grandpa in a lovely piece of
CQ's Sunshine & Shadows - 84x92 Patchwork
Made of his mother’s fabrics, the moody, undulating pattern of this
quilt reflects the ups and downs of moving on after losing a loved one.
While sometimes you walk in the shadows, the sun does shine again….
Conley's Trains- 35x35 T-Shirt Quilt & Photos
Train t-shirts and handkerchief materials carrying special memories of
Erin’s father provide the perfect frame for a photo and timeless
remembrance of the man, himself.
Peterson's Blues - 50x60 Patchwork
After the untimely death of her husband, this client
requested that quilts be made from his clothing for each of her three
children. By utilizing the embroidered names and logos from his shirts,
as well as pockets from his jeans, the memories were kept even more
When asked how these Christmas quilts had been received, she
smiled, “It was almost like he was there with us.”
Trapp's Farm II - 44x56
The second in the Trapp
Family series, this quilt renders actual photos of the Kansas homestead
into Landscape blocks, then combines them with Grandpa’s farm denims and
handkerchiefs into a stunning whole.
A special pocket block
in the lower right-hand corner is designed to hold a 5x7” farm journal,
and the pieced 9-Patch blocks feature pockets and snap hardware from
Grandpa’s hard-worn ‘everyday’ overalls, as well as his new
overalls that were only brought out for holidays and special occasions.
A ‘hanging sleeve’ made
of suspender hardware completes the quilt, carrying family memories
across the years and miles.…
Blue Embroidery - Detail 120x120 'Grandma's Fabrics'
The hand-embroidery on this lovely quilt was done years ago by a
client’s mother, but the quilter passed away before the project was
complete. Legacy Quilts completed the remaining quilt squares and
finished the quilt for the client, bringing it to life and creating a
special remembrance of the past that had been boxed away for years.
Meghan's Quilt - 54x75 T-Shirt Quilt
After Meghan’s father passed away, we used his
much-loved t-shirts to make a quilt of memories for her. T-shirts and
jeans combine perfectly to memorialize the easy-going nature of the man
In Celebration of Elizabeth
Ann Thornton - 86x86 Patchwork
Over 30 of their mother’s
fabrics, as varied as bathing suits to upholstery fabrics to t-shirts, come
together in this Latticework design reminding the family of their mom and
celebrating her life.
Thornton Siblings x6 - 41x58 Patchwork
size quilts - one for each sibling - mimic their father's king-size design
made from a lifetime of Mom's fabrics. T-Shirts to table linens, and
clothing to curtains are transformed into holdable, huggable quilts of
memories celebrating their Mom.
Nature Bits II - 36x36 Patchwork
clearing out her grandmother’s house, this client stated that the curtains
used in this series of quilts, “are what I have left of my grandma.”
Combining existing fabric motifs, machine-embroidery and available color
schemes, Legacy Quilts created a quilt reminiscent of the nature her
grandparents lived in and loved.
Brights - 100x92 Patchwork
I set out to make a
quilt using my mother's clothes that was as bright and vibrant as she
was. Using all manner of fabrics from dresses to scarves to
curtains, this design embodies such life and movement that it reminds me
of her every time I see it.