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…
This throw was made for Sonya Wiley by Lady Bird Quilts. It was made from a linen tablecloth that belonged to her mother. Sonya remembers this tablecloth being on their table for many years. It features Santa Claus singing Christmas carols and playing a variety of traditional musical instruments surrounded by holly. The Santa squares are stripped together with a traditional Christmas print that Sonya found and it’s backed it with the same material. The binding is cut from our Tonal Vineyard Hunter Green 108” fabric. I quilted it in Musical Bells & Candy Canes. A Christmas tradition preserved!
I made this Football quilt for Becky Simpson and her husband as a present for their young grandson! They selected the different fabrics used in the quilt. It features a gridiron panel surrounded by football squares stripped with Red, White and Blue. I quilted it in football players and footballs. It is backed with plush football fleece and uses our soft Hobbs Heirloom batting to stay snug!
Congratulations to Aubrey Tye on winning 1st Place in Quilting at the State Junior Beta Club Convention in Orlando. We are so proud of the great job Aubrey did on this dazzling quilt! It is an original pattern that captures the colorful spirit of Mardi Gras. The quilt features Mardi Gras fabric from her cousin Jackie Graff who lives in New Orleans. Aubrey’s grandmother, Iris Tye Melvin has been teaching her to sew and she has learned a lot! It is quilted in Mardi Gras Masks and Feathers. The backing is our Quilters Blenders Blue Atoll. Way to Go Aubrey!!
Lady Bird Quilts made this King size quilt for Janet Dudley from Little Bo Peep squares. They were hand embroidered and hand appliquéd by the aunt of her husband, Bob Dudley about 75 years ago when she was a teenager. Bob’s sister, Melodye Jones had saved and kept them over the years. Janet and Melodye picked out the colors and designed the entire quilt. All of the fabric (except the squares) came from our shop. It is backed in our White on Natural Antique Rose quilt backing with Hobbs Heirloom batting inside. I quilted it in the Ribbon Hearts design. It is wonderful to be able to help preserve the handwork of Bob and Melodye’s aunt and it stay in their family to be enjoyed for many years to come!
This charming Christmas Quilt was made by Ann Owens. It features a poinsettia print trimmed with the colors of Christmas in a delightful stepped pattern. Inside the quilt is our soft Hobbs Heirloom batting and I quilted it in Christmas Ornaments. A Christmas Quilt for the Holidays, what better gift to warm your heart and soul?