A large subset of my work is making commemorative quilts – quilts made from baby clothes, a deceased loved one’s clothes, a wedding dress, T-shirts. People also send me their heirloom quilts for restoration and/or finishing. Still others have quilts-quilt tops that have come from loved ones before their time, some have been made by an existing family member and they want the quilt completed. As I work with customers, I am struck be the common theme of trust and how huge this is – not only in business in general, but especially when it comes to precious heirloom and custom made quilts. How much trust does THAT take?! I do not take this trust lightly. I understand how difficult it must be to package up that heirloom/materials, whatever it may be, and send it off to me, hoping that I will make a quality product while taking good care of their heirloom. I am very, very careful to be resourceful with the materials. And great care is taken in any restoration or finishing process. This is a quote from Pam, a woman I am working with right now – “It was great talking to you and seeing the squares that are finished! I was lucky to find you as your work is beautiful!” She wants to give a quilt to her small granddaughter. We are taking her daughter’s baby clothes (the Mom of the granddaughter), making a quilt top out of them and then using the grandmother’s wedding dress as the quilt back. What a wonderful, unique heirloom to give to her granddaughter – a one of a kind gift that will live on through the generations and commemorate very special lives in a family. This is one of the facets of quilts that I love the most – the quilt’s ability to commemorate! And she is entrusting me with all the materials and trusting that I will do a good job on this quilt. I am honored. I work to build that trust with every quilt I do for people. I am hoping that my website substantiates my abilities in working with quilts and proves out as much as is possible that the work will be done with the utmost care/quality.
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