Saturday, December 12, 2009

Mandy's Phish Quilt

This is a memory quilt made from Phish Rock Concert T-shirts.

Mandy came to us a bit ago with a bag of shirts that she and her now deceased husband had collected as they traveled from concert to concert. She wanted something soft and yet long lasting that would comfort her in the days to come.
We were able to find some lovely hand dyed fabric to use as sashing on the front, using colors that enhanced the Phish shirts. On the back, we used a vibrant batik while incorporating 4 more of the Phish shirts. And added a label with lyrics from their favorite Phish song.

Of course, we finished the quilt by using our APQS Millennium longarm machine to add just the right amount of quilting to bring it all together.

She was very touched and emotional when we presented it to her. It just goes to show how joy can come from wonderful memories and how a 'forever' quilt can come from a bag full of old T-shirts.