Sitting here watching Elf and Christmas Vacation, I am wondering how I got to where I could actually sit down and blog! Sorry it’s been way too long but I had quite a few memory quilts….15 to be exact to complete by Christmas for clients and now I can say I am DONE! I’ll share all the photos after Christmas once everyone gets their gifts!
I am hoping to get this one complete but I don’t want to rush the quilting so it’ll have to wait until next Christmas. Who knows, I’ll see what I can accomplish this weekend. I did a quilt along with Lori Holt/Bee in My Bonnet this fall and finished piecing it Veteran’s Day weekend.
I love the fabrics! I even used them for some cute Jingle shirts!
When I first started my quilting journey in the late 1980s, I made this tree skirt. As you can see my cat, Cooper loves being under our tree.
The one at the top of my blog was made back in the 90s!
I made this quilt four years ago and made three total….gifts for my mom, my sister and of course myself. Just sharing some Christmas cheer with my Christmas quilts! Merry Christmas!
Have you ever wondered what our future looks like when it comes to photos and preserving memories? I’ve always been a scrapbooker and preserved my memories in a scrapbook so that my grandchildren and future generations could flip through the pages to see how their we lived and celebrated life.
Nowadays, more and more people are digitally preserving their memories via Facebook, Tumbler, Flickr, Google, iCloud, you name it, it’s out there! They say “once it’s on the net, it’s always on the net”. Technology changes so rapidly these days it’s truly fascinating from a techno geeky side!
It is a good idea to take your favorite photos and print them as a backup so that your future generations can enjoy thumbing through and old vintage scrapbook. There’s just something about turning the actual pages! Creative Memories makes awesome scrapbooks and has great supplies. I’ve been scrapbooking for almost 21 years and still keep my feet wet as a Creative Memories Advisor. So if you ever want to make that scrapbook, let me know.
Another cool way to preserve memories is through a quilt. The quilt to the left contains 10 years of cruise memories.
The one below to the right contains many years of race memories of a person who is no longer with us. Two photos have been added to the quilt below.
Adding photos to a T-shirt quilt or any sort of geneaology quilt can add so much personalization to a quilt. I use spoonflower.com to print my fabric, so it’s high quality, washable, and has vivid color. So take those shirts out of your drawers or closet and bring them to me to help you preserve those memories in a special keepsake memory quilt. It’ll be worth every dollar spent!