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Christopher's Amazing Swim Journey

posted Apr 8, 2014, 4:59 AM by Molly Fisher   [ updated Apr 10, 2014, 4:44 AM ]

 

Christoper swimming!  His quilt captures his 12 year swimming journey beautifully!


Christopher Downing lives in Massachusetts and will graduate from high school in June. He has spent the past 12 years of his life swimming at a very competitive level. He has swum thousands of miles during endless practices and meets spanning 14 states!  






  •  Christopher joined his 1st swim team at age 5 and has been swimming competitively ever since. When he was 5 they would 'write his name in' on the swim meet heat sheets, because you had to be 6 to join a swim team and compete.  Most teams wouldn’t let him join as he was too young. One coach at a local YMCA thought for sure, once Christopher tried out for the team, he would see for himself why he needed to wait until he was a bit older to join a team. 
  • The YMCA coach had Christopher 'try out' on 2 different days for the team and when he was able to do the minimal requirements for joining the team, Coach Bob said: “Christopher, since you want to swim so much, I'll let you join, but we will have to write your name in because the computer system won't pick up your Birth year!” 


 Fast forward to 2012/2013, Christopher swam at the:

  • USA Junior National meets in Indianapolis and at the University of Tennessee and Speedo Grand Prix in Missouri.  
  • In December 2012, he qualified for his team’s first ever National Team cut and was on his way to Junior Nationals in Irving, California in August 2013!
  • He was selected as an Athlete Represented during junior and senior years to serve on the NE Swim board.  The highlight has been: He was one of the 3 athletes representing NE at the USA convention in Sept 2013 in Irving, California.

He not only swims but also keeps up his grades. He takes great pride in his achievements in the pool, but what he is most proud of is:

  • His selection into the USA Swimming Scholastic All American team member for the past 2 years (minimum GPA of 3.5) Christopher hopes  to be an example to the younger team members that they can swim their personal best in the pool and also do their personal best in school.  He has swum thousands of miles at endless practices and meets for twelve years!  
  •  One of his earliest goals was to swim Division 1 in college on scholarship.  He can now check that off his bucket list as he was fortunate to be invited by 5 colleges on recruiting trips and ultimately selected Boston University because it was close to home.  He signed his National Letter of Intent with BU on November 15th and will be part of their 2018 class!



 Christopher’s Memory Quilt, shown above,  with 40 of his swim shirts representing his 12 year competitive swim journey! Look close and you will notice both t-shirts shown above are in the quilt, so is his favorite knit hat!

Hot Off The Press!

posted Mar 25, 2014, 1:53 PM by Molly Fisher   [ updated Mar 25, 2014, 2:02 PM ]





Two Memory Quilts by Molly are featured in the Quilt it...Today Magazine!

What a great way to start the week! I just received the May/June, 2014 Quilt-it...today Magazine. The magazine featured two of my custom quilts on page 26 and 27 of the magazine. I am so very thankful that my work was included in the article!  Sadly, there is no online version, but here is the link to the magazine. I guess they want you to go buy yourself a copy ;)






Happy St. Patrick's Day!

posted Mar 17, 2014, 6:43 AM by Molly Fisher

 




May your memories be good ones!
Cheers!

Crazy Cartoons

posted Mar 4, 2014, 5:58 AM by Molly Fisher   [ updated Apr 10, 2014, 4:47 AM ]




Who remembers Timmy Turner from the Fairly Odd parents TV show?  This modern style, full size quilt is going to a graduating senior whose childhood nickname was Timmy Turner. He even had a hockey jersey bearing this name! Of course it was added to his quilt!

Awaiting Pick Up

posted Feb 25, 2014, 4:59 AM by Molly Fisher   [ updated Feb 25, 2014, 4:59 AM ]




Grad Quilts Galore!

Federal Express Small Business Grant

posted Feb 13, 2014, 4:54 AM by Molly Fisher   [ updated Feb 13, 2014, 4:55 AM ]









Federal Express has a wonderful opportunity for small businesses like mine. They are giving away a $25,000 grant for a worthy small business. I have applied for this grant, but they want people to vote for it via Facebook. I would appreciate your vote!
Click the link below: http://smallbusinessgrant.fedex.com/Gallery/Detail/31cab662-01cd-4421-a3a7-cb5d36d9faa5/


Add South Dakota to the List

posted Jan 27, 2014, 6:41 AM by Molly Fisher   [ updated Jan 27, 2014, 6:41 AM ]



23 4 4!


Just received an order from Rapid City!
That makes 23 states, 4 countries,  and 4 continents!

Happy Family and Cat!

posted Jan 14, 2014, 5:18 AM by Molly Fisher   [ updated Jan 14, 2014, 5:20 AM ]






This quilt was made for the Levine Family in honor of Larry Levine, the clothing designer. In this King size quilt are many labels of the Levine brand, his yacht flag, his cashmere scarves, a leather jacket, and as you can tell Koko his cat loves the quilt and so does the Levine family! "Our family just loves our new quilt"











I just love receiving testimonials like this:

"Michael and I just opened the quilt and it is incredible. He is putting it on the bed right now and we will take a picture. Thank you. This quilt means so much to me for a lot of reasons. Some of them are rather complex. But just know that I am grateful. Michael just came in and said "It is stunning. It is so beautiful I just want to cry". And he never knew my father. Thank you!"

Merry Christmas

posted Dec 23, 2013, 4:53 AM by Molly Fisher   [ updated Dec 23, 2013, 4:55 AM ]


 Merry Christmas! May you be wrapped in the warmth of the season with a treasured Memory Quilt!

HO HO HO!

posted Dec 12, 2013, 5:29 AM by Molly Fisher   [ updated Dec 23, 2013, 4:50 AM ]



Christmas Gifts Galore!
I can't tell you how hard it has been to refrain from posting pictures of the Christmas Quilts I have made! This picture of a quilt for a loving mother of 2 daughters is safe to post. I love the childhood tees included in this large lap quilt! The father is sure to get major brownie points for this gift!

21 Christmas Quilts have been made this year!

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