Edna specializes in creating Memory Quilts. You supply the memories and we create the visual journey of your memories. Examples could include a quilt design that spans many years of a persons life; a quilt could contain many pieces of a child's clothing from past years designed into a memory quilt for a college graduation gift; or a quilt could be designed using memories of a deceased love one. We can create almost any memory concept from most materials you have on hand. For a better idea of what can be done, please view the items below.
|Memories: This professor brought 4 plastic bags of sentimental clothing to me and asked if I could create a quilt to commemorate his memories. It truly was a challenge. The quilt spans 40 years of his life. A portion of every piece of clothing is included in the quilt, from his time in the service, to his fanciful knitted hats that he was so noted for. The tabs at the top of the quilt are old neckties and are used as a hanging device over a rod.||My Life's Journey: Designed for an ex-priest who lived in Africa for a few years. The African drummer is symbolic of that period of time. The half moon and the sun is shows "balance". The cross is white beads that were hand sewn - symbolic of his time as a priest. He is a gardener who enjoys working with tools. In the bottom right corner is a garden, and in the lower center is a man with his tools. In the bottom left corner are books depicting his love of reading. The open book is of the Bible and his marriage vows. The group of people symbolizes his time as an organizer. The art quilt is arched to show the Journey from past to present...||The Child's Story: The images in the quilt are articles of clothing and of art designs from pre-school, through high school for her only child. She had the piece designed to give to her son as a graduating gift from college. Once the piece was completed, her son got a photograph of the piece and his mom has the original that she says he will get much later in life.|