in the Air!
The sun is shining and it is getting warm outside! That
means Memory Quilts by Molly is in full swing creating many
graduation quilts that illustrate each and every graduate's flair so
uniquely and beautifully! Also in the works are many baby quilts that
show your baby's flair in the most adorable way! Memorial quilts,
that honor those loved ones we have lost, continue to be an
incredibly important market for me. It is very satisfying to help
those in need.
Contact me if you or someone you love are in need of a Memory Quilt
that shows your flair in a very personal way. Currently, I have 20
quilts on my schedule. Sadly, I can no longer guarantee May/June
delivery for graduation quilts, but they can be made for August
delivery, just in time for that special graduate to go to college or
Below are lots of quilts that have lots of flair, beginning with the
Quilt of the Month!
Quilts by Molly
I chose this full size, Staggered Quilt not only because
of the story behind it but because of the overall look of the
quilt. It measures 85" by 95" and includes the many
shirts (40 to be exact) that Chris wore and even his swim hat that he
wore daily! It has two different denim blue fabrics for the sashing,
and is backed with a bright red cotton.
Flair is Swimming!
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! Next
year he will swim for Boston University!
- 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!
Read more about Christopher's amazing swim journey in my
Customization is what sets me apart from other t-shirt
quilters. Many t-shirt quilters will exclude a shirt because it is
too big or too small. Here at MQBM I design each quilt specifically
for the garments that were provided. This customization ensures your
flair is captured perfectly!
- The traditional lap quilt known as the
"Lilly Quilt" (shown above on left) was designed for
the 18" square pieces of Lilly fabric that I received.
- The Modern lap quilt, "Call of the Wild
Quilt," shown in the middle was redesigned to accent
the center Goat block. This shirt's goat graphic was huge and a
favorite shirt of Kori's. It needed a larger block. I redesigned
the quilt to include this special shirt. It was made the focal
point of the quilt.
- The Block King quilt on the right was
redesigned to highlight both flags that belonged to Anne's dad.
The design of the quilt was altered to incorporate these special
And so does Memory Quilts by Molly! Many t-shirt
quilters only offer one style of t-shirt quilts, regardless of YOUR
taste and style. MQBM has five different styles to choose from so
that your flair and style are illustrated perfectly! Each of
the 5 styles that I make are designed to highlight different types of
- The Traditional style quilt with block
sashing is perfect for t-shirts that have large graphics.
- The Traditional style quilt with star sashing
is perfect for t-shirts that have large graphics and people who
like authentic quilt designs.
- The Modern style quilt works well for
t-shirts that have small and large graphics.
- The Block quilt is perfect for a person that
doesn't have any t-shirts at all yet has a lot of cotton button
down shirts, blazers, and even pants.
- The Staggered Quilt works wonderful with
t-shirts that have large graphics. This quilt really highlights
the shirts, the sashing is minimal.
My quilts are truly one-of-a-kind that illustrate YOUR
flair beautifully and uniquely. Click below for more information on
Miller Sister's Style and Flair
The quilts shown above and below are perfect examples of
how important it is to offer different styles of Memory Quilts! Amy
wanted her shirts made into a Modern style quilt that highlighted her
flair for softball, notice her high school and collegiate softball
shirts. She has many shirts with smaller graphics so the Modern
style quilt was perfect for her!
Theresa, her sister, had many shirts with large graphics. She
choose the Traditional Block sashing quilt (shown below) to show her
flair for animals! It was backed with super cute paw
print fabric too. I also appliqued Theresa's Lansdale Catholic
graduation sash onto a block.
Two sisters, each showing their flair in different ways.
People frequently ask me what materials can be included
in their quilts. If your flair is found in mesh athletic jerseys, or
silky sports jerseys, or beach towels, or even canvas bags, then
these items should be included in your quilt! I can use most
any fabrics. The only fabrics that I tend to avoid are
fabrics that have a lot of piping sewn on it, super heavy denim, and
thick knit sweaters. Fabrics that work in my quilts:
- mesh jerseys
- silky jerseys
- high performance shirts like Under Armour
- sweat shirts
- any cotton fabric
- any knit fabric
I work really hard to include the items that show your
flair the best, even if it takes longer to cut and sew.
Once you determine which items to include, my work begins and I
guarantee we will select one of the five styles of quilts that will
illustrate your flair best!
Look Who's Talking about MQBM
In case you missed it, Quilt it... Today Magazine
highlighted my two quilts shown below in their May/June
edition. Sadly, the magazine is not on line. They want you to
go buy a copy of the magazine! It is available at Joann Fabrics and
is available for purchase online. Below is the link: