Memory Quilt

by Marie on April 7, 2008

As I have been quilting quite a bit lately, a new idea came to my mind a few months back. A Memory Quilt for my Mom and Dad’s anniversary. It turned out better than I expected and packed full of fun memories.

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With 8 children, my parents have been through a lot, together for 53 years. I thought it would be fun to get all the siblings to donate fabric for a family quilt. They all came through. Here is a photo of my family below, I am the baby of the family, the cutest one on the bottom right. This was taken sometime in the 80′s. I love the hairstyles and brown coordinated clothing.

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The 10×10 squares were quilted, stitched, ironed on, and fun printed fabric. Each square represents a memory, something about us, or something fun about my mom and dad. Here are just a few of them explained:

  • We used to own chickens
  • We love to play PIT
  • My mom makes the best chocolate chip pancakes
  • My mom plays piano and sang in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir
  • My dad loves to read Louis L’amour books
  • My dad has taken us all out fishing on his trolling boat
  • “Good Kid Money” my dad would give us
  • M&M’s my dad loves to give to the grandkids
  • A large squirrel caught in the house by Jared
  • Ice Cream is a big part of the Holt house, especially homemade
  • My dad used to pull our loose teeth out with pliers! Talk to my sister Steph about that one!

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My sister and I presented the top portion to my mom and dad, then we got out my mom’s quilt frames and tied it all together. I am so excited for how it turned out. Thank you to all my loving family for helping me put this fun idea together. Happy Anniversary, Mom and Dad.

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