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Weekly Themed Quilt Contests

  • Memory Quilts

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    • Total submissions: 34
    • Total countries: 6
    • Total provinces: 3
    • Total states: 14

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  • A heaven full of stars

    A heaven full of stars (12" x 70")
    By: Lappe-Grete, Norway
    Blog: Lappe-Grete

    In memory of all the victims after the terror 22nd of July 2011 on Utoya and in Oslo, Norway. Two songs were sang a lot the following days and in funerals. "A heaven full of stars" and "Til ungdommen" - "To the young people." Words/ lines from the songs are "written" together with "Love, roses..."

  • A Labor of Love

    A Labor of Love (48" x 48")
    By: Debbe, Indiana, USA
    Blog: Pieces to Love

    This quilt was started long before I was born by my Grandma or Great Aunt. I brought it home in pieces and finished it as a gift for her. It is all hand sewn feed sacks and clothing pieces that started out at 2". It is hand quilted and the binding sewn on by hand as well. A true labor of love.

  • A Letter To My Son

    A Letter To My Son (30" x 24")
    By: Karen Giles, Michigan, USA
    Blog: Quiltluver

    My brother, Mark, passed away in 2010 from scleroderma at the young age of 54. I made this quilt in his memory from a picture and gave it to my mother on her 79th birthday. She wrote a beautiful letter to my brother, and I put the letter on the back of the quilt. You can see the letter on my blog.

  • A Wife Worth Remembering

    A Wife Worth Remembering (76" x 76")
    By: Beth Addison, United Kingdom
    Blog: And Sew On

    A month before she left for uni, I decided to make my best friend a quilt - having never made one before. It took me two weeks of non-stop sewing and learning; and was worth it to see her face as we looked at the photos of times spent together. I think it meant as much to me as it did to her!

  • Alan's Angels

    Alan's Angels (54" x 70")
    By: Lisa Bryson, North Carolina, USA
    Blog: Quilting Krazy

    I made this for my husband. These are all pictures of our animals that we have loved over many years.
    They are all "angels" in heaven now. We love each and everyone of them

  • Always a Mother

    Always a Mother (56" x 56")
    By: Shelly Pagliai, Missouri, USA
    Blog: Prairie Moon Quilts

    I made this quilt for my grandmother for her 83rd birthday. It contains photos of her and my grandfather and their 3 children. The quilt has cross-stitch, embroidery, applique, beading, and mementos attached. I hand quilted it, and there are signatures on the back. I made a scrapbook to go with it.

  • Ben's Star

    Ben's Star (45" x 45")
    By: Mary, Kentucky, USA

    A dear friends Dad died just before his grandson was born. She ask me if I could make something to remember him by for the baby. This is the quilt Ben's star made from his shirts. Now he always has grandpa close.

  • Bricks and Stepping Stones

    Bricks and Stepping Stones (72" x 78")
    By: Rachel Hayes, Tennessee, USA
    Blog: Around the Blocks

    The quilt top was made entirely from the scrubs of a nurse who died unexpectedly. I made it for her twin sister. I have a quilting ministry, "Remembrance Quilt Ministry" where I take the clothes of a loved one and make a quilt, free of charge, for a family member. I quilted it on my long arm.

  • Bulldog Pride

    Bulldog Pride (54" x 76")
    By: Lucretia, Texas, USA
    Blog: My Adventure in Quilting

    I am a teacher and our school was closed at the end of this past year. Our principal had worked for this school for 15 years. I made a surprise t-shirt quilt with her shirts and the staff signed one side. I made a signature quilt on the other side and the seniors (her last senior class) signed it.

  • Family Memories

    Family Memories (85" x 85")
    By: Jana McBroom, Texas, USA
    Blog: Sentimental Quilts

    This quilt details my life with photos of my parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, siblings and children

  • Fiftieth Anniversary Quilt

    Fiftieth Anniversary Quilt (58" x 72")
    By: Stitch, Michigan, USA

    This was the very first quilt I made from start to finish. It was a gift for my in-laws' Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary in 2005. I felt two special people needed a very special gift. It features photos from each of their younger lives, and their life together.

  • Fishing in Heaven

    Fishing in Heaven (24" x 36")
    By: Betty Rollinson, North Carolina, USA
    Blog: love2sew

    This is my son Tony who passed away from lung cancer. When he was in the hospital he would say he was going to heaven to fish with his grandaddy, who died when Tony was two,also from lung cancer. This is a mosaic quilt of him at the beach . I hope he catches a lot of fish in heaven. Miss him a lot.

  • Flying Away

    Flying Away (46" x 65")
    By: The Bag Lady From The Bay, Ontario, Canada
    Blog: The Bag Lady From The Bay

    A retirement gift to our Librarian who retired June 28th, 2012. A quilt to warm her not only when she's in need of warmth and comfort, but to sit and bask on the personalities of those names signed in the Flying Geese Borders.

  • Grandchildren Quilt

    Grandchildren Quilt (32" x 41")
    By: MC Quilty Girl, Missouri, USA

    Photos of our grandchildren were printed onto Printed Treasures fabric sheets using our inkjet printer. The charm fabric pieces were sewn together and the photos applied. This handquilted wallhanging is embellished with small crocheted & embroidered pieces, as well as scrapbooking accessories.

  • Happy 50th Anniversary

    Happy 50th Anniversary (55" x 72")
    By: Cathy Cameron, Alberta, Canada

    This quilt was made for my parents for their 50th Wedding Anniversary to reflect both sides of their family. Blocks were made by 4 daughters and two of my aunts and signed by each family member. Back of quilt was signed by all guests, including their Bestman and Flower Girl.

  • Happy Birthday Dad!

    Happy Birthday Dad! (50" x 54")
    By: upstatelisa, New York, USA
    Blog: upstatelisa

    I made this quilt for my dad to enjoy on the occasion of his 75th birthday. It includes photos of his parents, his siblings, his children, grandchildren and extended family. He proudly displays his quilt in the den of his home.

  • Journalquilt - memories of Minno

    Journalquilt - memories of Minno (8.27" x 11.6")
    By: Janny de Roo, Netherlands
    Blog: Stof tot Nadenken

    My oldest son died 12 days before he became 2 years old.....! We never knew about the illness.

  • Making Memories

    Making Memories (41" x 55")
    By: Linda Brown, Ontario, Canada
    Blog: Linda's Quilts and Things

    This started out as a book panel which will make a wonderful memory quilt for some special little girl.

  • Memories for Bill

    Memories for Bill (52" x 72")
    By: Memory quilt for Bill, California, USA
    Blog: Quilting is my Passion

    Bookshelf quilt with photos of Bill, his passion for kayaking and rock climbing and outdoor sports of all kinds. A memory quilt for him to keep for all time.

  • Memories for Rita

    Memories for Rita (60" x 60")
    By: Valerie, Ontario, Canada

    I made this for a co-worker who moved back to Portugal. The photos are everyone she worked with in our lab- I had an extra spot so I added a dog that she would dog sit. Rita is such a fun, creative person with a zany sense of style, and this quilt reflects this. Quilting inspired by Zentangles.

  • Memory Quilt (Marjorie Henwood)

    Memory Quilt (Marjorie Henwood) (88" x 100")
    By: Marjorie Henwood, New Brunswick, Canada
    Blog: Marjorie's Busy Corner

    Those measurements are close guesses...This quilt is one I made for a friends mother who was turning 80. It consists of her picture just before she was married in the center of the quilt....around her are her children and grandchildren. We had one empty block for a card signed by all of them....

  • memory quilt (maryland quilter)

    memory quilt (maryland quilter) (72" x 95")
    By: maryland quilter, Maryland, USA
    Blog: Maryland Quilter

    This is the first and only memory quilt I've made. It was a custom order from my Etsy shop. The lady who commissioned it was an amazing woman serving in the military. She wanted a quilt from her small son's baby clothes with a military theme to honor her husband who was killed in action.

  • My Mom

    My Mom (20" x 20")
    By: Sherri D, Arkansas, USA
    Blog: The Lazy Quilter

    This is a memory quilt of my Mom who was the 1st female letter carrier in Fairmont, Minnesota back in the 1960's. The photo, copied on fabric, is from her 1st day at work. My friends donated postal fabrics, prints of postmarked stamps, and embroidered charms. I also had a patch from Mom's estate.

  • My Mum's Flowers

    My Mum's Flowers (54" x 54")
    By: Marjo B-W, Netherlands
    Blog: MBWquilts en andere stofzaken

    From an beautiful but stained embroidered tablecloth my mum made 50 years ago I cut the flowers and combined them with ninepatches. Now it's a beautiful tablecloth again in her memory! Read more in post 15 on my blog.

  • Pappa's quilt (Dad's quilt)

    Pappa's quilt (Dad's quilt) (12" x 12")
    By: Lida, Netherlands
    Blog: http://lidakunkeler.blogspot.nl/

    I made this quilt after my dad died in 2001 an used all parts of his clothes. Waistcoat is made from material of his coat and the inside and the small ties are also made of his ties, the back is a shirt he wore. It hangs on a brush, he used for his paintings.

  • Passport to Freedom

    Passport to Freedom (40" x 40")
    By: Suzanne Havlicek, Illinois, USA
    Blog: Suzanne's Specialty Wall Quilts

    Passport to Freedom....This quilt is based on husband's memories of escaping from border patrol duty from Czech army into Austria at age 18, working for his passport, plane ticket and $50 to come to the freedom of America and settling in Chicago area...Dekalb /Cortland Illinois area to be specific.

  • Peepaw's Quilt

    Peepaw's Quilt (26" x 26")
    By: Kelly Grace, Ohio, USA
    Blog: Kelly's Kwilts

    I made this for my husband a few years ago. It has pictures of his grandfather and in the alternating blocks has either buttons or pins from his military service in the Marines.

  • Quilt of Memories

    Quilt of Memories (67" x 72")
    By: Tammy, Illinois, USA
    Blog: quilt-pictures

    this quilt was made from alot of my mom's old tshirts. She'd been saving them to do a quilt herself, but I think she was avoiding the whole project. So I offered to make it for her, but gave no indication of when I'd get it done. She got it mother's day this year.

  • Scarlett

    Scarlett (59" x 71")
    By: Nancy, Missouri, USA
    Blog: Quilts Sew Shabby

    This quilt is a memory of my favorite movie. Center is a photo on fabric blocks. I added lace and an inner border of small magnolias plus a covered button at each corner. Paper-pieced arcs match the leaf colors. Fussy cut/appliqued magnolias on black blocks adorn the outer border corners.

  • Sean's Medallion

    Sean's Medallion (60" x 60")
    By: Diane Anderson, Texas, USA
    Blog: CabinQuilter

    I was asked to make this quilt to honor Sean Canavan, who was killed on 9-11 at the WTC. It was made to pay tribute to his life, & to bring comfort to his family. They sent the center photo and asked that I incorporate symbolic elements in the piecing & colors used. I was honored to do so.

  • T-Shirt Quilt

    T-Shirt Quilt (57.5" x 68.5")
    By: Tova Silverman, Ontario, Canada

    I wanted to find a way to preserve all the tshirts I had collected from memorable events throughout the years into a useful keepsake. I had heard about tshirt quilts and decided to make one myself for my first quilting project. Here is the result!

  • Those were The Days !

    Those were The Days ! (39" x 51")
    By: Margie Young, Texas, USA
    Blog: Margies Quilts

    This quilt I made with love for my mother in law prior to one of her cancer surgeries before she passed away. The blocks consist of family members writing short loving messages and also photos of happy times in her life. She was an inspiration to us all .

  • Ugly Quilt

    Ugly Quilt (68" x 92")
    By: Butterfly Angels, Louisiana, USA
    Blog: Butterfly Angels

    A client brought in this nasty, ratty old quilt full of memories and asked me to save it. I could not, but I DID chop it up, saved what I could, and then added newer fabrics from living family members. It represents 4 or 5 generations. She was SO excited that she cried. Made me smile!!

  • Widget's quilt

    Widget's quilt (40" x 55")
    By: Fiona, Australia
    Blog: BubzRugz

    This quilt was made using clothes from this grandsons first year. It was so fun picking out special bits from the various clothes and adding interest like pockets (for little treasures). The backing is flannel sheets from his baby bed. I did a loose meander to quilt it. It is snuggly and cuddly.