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My Memory Quilt

by Diana Wood
(Nottinghamshire, East Midlands)

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To fully inform you, I have only been quilting for about 4 years.

Friends came over from Australia and one of them was making hexagons. When she noticed I was watching, she asked if I wanted to try.

That is how I started and have not stopped since.

My best quilt, so my aunt would say, is the 2 memory quilts I made for her.

She had twin sons, Paolo and Mattia.

They are Italian and actually live in Italy.

Sadly Paolo passed away 2 years ago. He was only 30 years old. I went over for the funeral.

A few days after the event, I asked my aunt if I could make a memory quilt from Paolo's clothes.

She agreed.

So, I brought back some cotton shirts and some tee shirts.

Then, I proceeded to make two memory quilts from the fabric.

When I took them back over to her she was happy and sad, but she loves them. I am very proud to have made them. They celebrate his life.

I added photos of Paolo. Sunflowers were included because he liked them. The angels wings, because my aunt calls him her angel. Lastly, I added an applique and a photo of his Maine Coon cat.

These are quilts that I’ll never forget.

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Apr 05, 2016
by: Rebecca

Some of the most heartfelt quilts are memory quilts. Even though there was a sad reason behind these ones, it helps share a piece of him that will last for years to come.

Thank you for sharing!

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