Monday, July 20, 2009

Who won the 2009 Relay for Life Quilt?

Thank you to all who purchased chances to win the 2009 Relay for Life Quilt. The Quilt Raffle for the Fireside Team raised over $850. for the American Cancer Society. Pictures of the quilt and the drawing and the winner, Donna Abel are on the media gallery under Quilts for a Cause. Donna is on the left with Julie Nordeen on the right.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Relay for Life Fort Atkinson

Going to Fort Atkinson today to walk with my MOM in the Survivor's Walk. My Mom and I made a Quilt for the Relay for Life again this year and it has been on display in Fort Atkinson at the Fireside since November. They will sell more tickets at the Relay today and tomorrow to raise money the American Cancer Society. More photos on my website's media gallery.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Another Photo Quilt

A short time ago I posted about photo/memory quilts. I would like to share a personal project I completed for my Mom. She gave them as gifts to the Aunts and Uncles (my Late Father's brothers and sisters). The quilted wall hangings were made from a photo T-shirt from a family reunion from about 15 years ago in Bemidji, MN. We made them in several color themes. At my Mom's 75th Birthday she shared them with all of my Dad's brothers and sisters (my aunts and uncles). To see more photos check out the media gallery, under Memory Quilts.

This is a wonderful way to preserve a T-shirt from a special event. It doesn't have to be a photo t-shirt. It can just be a favorite T-shirt.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

A photo quilt

I am catching up on some posting and want to take the next couple of weeks to highlight some of quilted projects and quilts that I have worked on over this year. I don't have the capacity to post about every quilt I work on, therefore I aim to post things that I think might inspire your own creativity, like today's post!

This quilted wall hanging was a creative way to cherish and preserve memories using fabric photos! This was made by Thankful Sanftlefben. Thankful's daughter asked her to make this special memory wall hanging her in-law's anniversary celebration. She used dark and medium fabrics to create a shadow effect on the fabric which essentially framed each photo. The rose fabric was framed as one of the pictures to represent the roses from their wedding. I quilted on each frame with wiggle/squiggle lines and then the background with meandering leaves and swirls. I used three different thread colors to match each fabric. Using a double poly-batting makes the photos puff and not sag as there is no quilting on the photo (just on the frames). This way they stay smooth. For more pictures check out the Memory and T-shirt Quilts on the media gallery.