and skill work together, expect a masterpiece." - John Ruskin
Legacy Quilts Mission
The family of personalized
memory products designed and handmade by Legacy Quilts enables clients
to preserve powerful memories and pass on history, art and craft in
an exquisitely tangible, functional and lasting way.
Legacy Quilts was officially launched in 2002, the genesis
of the idea came in 1994 after, founder, Jennifer Olson-Hyatt’s
mother died of breast cancer at the age of 48. As
the family cleared her mother’s effects, many clothes items
were put aside, in the hope that someone might make ‘quilts
of memories’ for each family member.
Margaret M. Olson
Jennifer had always had an interest in art, at the time she had little
to no sewing experience. As time passed, Jennifer realized that
she wanted to make the quilts, so true to her spirit, she dove in. What
she experienced was a healing journey as each fabric memory was pieced
into something beautiful, functional and lasting for her family.
Creativity blossomed in the new
medium and quilting quickly became a passion, with a growing need
to help others preserve such powerful memories. Jennifer
notes that a great deal of positive energy is put into every creation. As
a result, she loves seeing the wonder they inspire and truly understands
the memories they hold.