The Untold Stories of a Quilt

The Untold Stories of a Quilt

There are so few things that are made to be held, cherished and kept in perpetuity the way a quilt is in many cultures around the world. And yet, there are so many unsigned quilts that were made with no one thinking about marking their name. Most quilters however would be curious about who made it, why it was made and for whom it was made. Given the labor of love that goes into any activity you spend hours on hours doing for the sheer joy or release it provides, your name deserves to acknowledged as the author of the individual story that each quilt holds.

Not all quilts are made from scraps of shirts, table clothes and textile tid bits around the house in fact I would go out on a limb to say that majority of quilts today are made with store bought fabric and who can resist with so many beautiful colors, patterns and materials out there. The way that quilters share projects on social media is a remarkable documentation of the quilting community and the reach that we all have to one another on such a personal level through quilting groups and forums.

Yet with all the digital media scrolling with fabulous quilts, we wanted to take hold for a moment longer than a digital minute to gather stories and projects made by quilters. We have created a Quilter’s Story Form that we hope you will fill out to share the story behind your most cherished quilts. We will be publishing these stories throughout the next few months. Please email us at info@mylongarmquiltingservice.com with your images and name, dimensions and any photo credits so we can post images with your story.

Some questions to think about with your history of owning, making and sharing quilts might be:

What was special about this time in your life that you made the quilt? Who was it for and what made you decide to make them a quilt? Was this a quilt you donated or gave away to someone in need? What challenges did this quilt represent to you? What aspects of the quilt are so memorable for you? What processes did you use to make the quilt? Was this made as a beginner, intermediate or as a more advanced quilter? How did you select the fabric for the quilt? Did it turn out as you expected? Where is the quilt now? Did you label the quilt with your name?

If these questions have sparked memories or ideas, please share them with us and if you want to label your story as anonymous, that is okay just let us know. We hope to see your quilt stories and hope you will enjoy this project and get your friends to share too!

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Maker Master Monthly Subscription
90.00 every month

This plan is made for quilters produce mainly baby quilts, throw and twin size quilts. The monthly subscription cost covers the cost of batting, thread and return shipping. The designs are all edge to edge designs that are in our design library. This membership includes custom embroidered labels for each quilt.

The following quilt size and quantities apply to this plan:

3 Baby Size Quilts

OR

2 Throw Size Quilts

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Bumble Bee Quilter Monthly Subscription
125.00 every month

The Bumble Bee Quilter Membership includes:

$125 / mo

Edge to Edge Designs

Price includes cost of batting, thread and return shipping.

This membership includes custom embroidered labels for each quilt.

Size determines number of quilts per month. Please see numbers below and carefully read the additional info section.

Applicable Sizes and Quantities:

3 Baby Quilts

OR

2 Throw Size Quilts

OR

1 Twin with machined binding

OR

1 Queen Size

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Master Needler Monthly Subscription
297.00 every month

Master Needler Membership Includes the Following:

$297 / mo

Edge to edge design

Price includes cost of batting, thread and return shipping.

This membership includes custom embroidered labels for each quilt.

Size determines number of quilts per month. Please see numbers below and read the additional info section.

4 baby quilts with machined binding

OR

5 throw size quilts

OR

2 twin size quilts with machine binding

OR

2 Queen

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2 king size quilts up with longest dimension 108 IN

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