This is a Memory Quilt made by my sister Iris Melvin to capture memories of Earl Franklin. His wife, Dorothy asked Iris to make a quilt out of several of Earl’s cowboy shirts as a present for Brian Hunt who was like a son to them. Iris also incorporated pictures of Earl, Dorothy and Brian along with appliqués of a couple packs of Earl’s trademark Winstons. She did not sew down the flap of the pocket Earl carried his cigarettes in so she could slip a real pack in the pocket. The back is a nice comfortable plaid. Since Earl loved his boots, fishing and Brian, I quilted it in Cowboy Boots, Fish and Teardrops. Gone but always remembered…
Lady Bird Quilts & Fabric will be open for business Saturday, January 2nd from 9 until 4 (central time) to get your sewing & quilting New Year off to a great start!
Come visit our friendly shop and see what’s new. We sell fabric by the yard as well as Fat Quarters, Jelly Rolls and Charm Packs. Our cotton prints are $5.00 a yard (except for collegiate and specialty material), a wide range of bargain cotton solids are $4.00 a yard with premium cotton solids priced at $5.00 a yard. Fat Quarters are $1.00 a piece, with bundles of 10 for $9.50. Jelly Rolls (40 count of color coordinated 2 1/2” x 44” strips in a roll) are $19.99 each. Charm Packs of pre-cut squares are available in 3 1/2″, 4 1/2″, 5 1/2″ and 6 1/2″ sizes. Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 batting (96” wide) is in stock for $8.28 a yard. To complete your quilt we have top quality 108” wide cotton quilt backing material for just $10 a yard in numerous colors and prints.
Do you have a quilt top ready to be quilted? Lady Bird Quilts provides skilled Longarm Quilting services in a wide range of styles and designs. You can see our work here on the website or visit our Facebook page. Give us a call at 850-329-8276 or just bring your quilt top to the shop on Saturday for an estimate. If you have a fabric, sewing or quilting question we’ll be happy to help. We are open every Saturday from 9 am until 4 pm central time at 7161 Highway 90 in Grand Ridge, Florida. Just look for the Lady Bird Quilts sign.