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January 7, 2020
Happy New Decade! from Mama Love Quilts

Hello dear reader,

How is the new decade treating you?!? Well, I hope.

I am so thankful to have made it through 2019. As you may have noticed, I haven’t blogged in quite a while. Well, I have a very good reason for that: Life!

It all began near the end of 2018 when I resigned from my job. I spent the latter part of 2018 sending out job applications. That carried me in to early 2019, which I spent traveling for job interviews. To make a long story very short, I got a job offer in Michigan that ...

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December 11, 2019
Making a Memory Quilt, Quilting Podcast #123 from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Today I have a sad podcast about my Mother-in-law, Ellen, who passed away on Thanksgiving day. I’m sharing stories about Ellen as I begin making a memory quilt from her clothes.

Listen to the podcast or download it to your computer using this player:

Working With Grief with a Memory Quilt

I don’t think grief is a straight road. It’s a twisty, windy path through the woods. Some days are great. Some days are very sad. Making this memory quilt for my Father-in-law, Chet, is helping me walk this path and process my sadness.

Here are the ...

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November 1, 2019
Forget-Me-Not Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Forget-Me-Not Quilt

Chances are, someone you love has been affected by Alzheimer’s disease. With 6 million patients and 16 million caregivers worldwide, it’s a heartache that is much too common.

Forget-Me-Not Quilt

November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. Jenny created the beautiful Forget Me Not quilt in memory of her dear mother-in-law who was lost to Alzheimer’s 19 years ago. This appliqué project is made easy with our brand new Missouri Star Petal template. Click HERE to watch the tutorial.

Forget-Me-Not Quilt
Watch the Latest Tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co!

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October 4, 2019
Susie’s Quilt is Finished from Needle and Foot

Months ago I started to make a memory quilt for my friend Susie. Her husband passed away in September of 2018 and some months later she gave me a stack of his shirts to make a quilt with. I first posted here about this project if you want to see earlier pictures.

That weird little curved line at the too right is a branch from a tree. Creative photography?!

Yesterday I had lunch with Susie and (finally) gave her the quilt. She is really happy to have it and I am hoping she enjoys snuggling up with her quilt and ...

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May 6, 2019
Two tutorials - Quilts from Shirts from Studio Dragonfly Quilts

The original post for these quilts was just over two years ago. This set of mini-quilts was made for a family of five siblings to remember their father. I've received several questions about reproducing the design for the first and third quilts so thought I'd share that information here so that you can make one, too.

One frequent question is about how to size the finished quilt to be bigger or smaller. Both of these designs are based on an eight block by eight block grid. In other words, there are eight rows of eight blocks. To determine ...

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May 29, 2015
A Memory Quilt for Chris from CaliQuilter

Last Fall, my good friend Jan lost her husband Chris. She came to visit from Southern California, bringing along a bag containing some of Chris’s clothing. She asked if I would sew them into a small quilt that she could put on the family room sofa and use on evenings when it was chilly.

It took some time to figure out what could be used, and how it should be sewn together. Here is the finished product:


There was an interesting variety of fabric types and weights, which made this challenging: a heavy sweatshirt –


A couple of very thin ...

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