January Winner! Anita from Virginia (USA)


Our first winner was Anita, in January. Anita's story is pretty special and really resonated within the #QMCommunity. Anita received a ton of comments, shares, encouragement and affection for her project. Here is her story:


Memory Quilt


"This is a memory quilt made for my Cousin from her deceased husband’s clothing. He was a farmer in rural Kentucky and loved his tractors. I pieced the tractors out of his old shirts, and placed the tractors on a dirt road horizontal sashing and trees in the vertical sashing. I added billowing blue cloud fabric for the sky. I sew because I love knowing that when I make a memory quilt, it becomes a tangible item to snuggle under and be reminded of those we love. I enjoy reliving memories from every shirt I cut and sew and telling those stories when I deliver the quilt. I have been sewing since childhood, now 52. I was able to take it up full time again about 7 years ago and love every minute of it."


Thank you for sharing Anita, and congratulations! 

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  • Dylan Toomey
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  • Donna

    That is a lovely quilt and a beautiful story. I’m sure that quilt will be cherished.

  • Jean Bellavance
    Jean Bellavance

    This is such a wonderful gift that will insure his memory will be alive for many generations.

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