It's interesting how t-shirts have become a way to commemorate a vacation or the participation in activities like a fun run, graduation, or a choral performance. Young people work hard and are involved in so many activities that contribute to and shape their identity. Last week, I finished this Biography Quilt composed of a young person's activities throughout her young adult life at high school and college. I enjoyed puzzling these "t-shirt remembrances" into a quilt that memorializes her hard work, fun, and pride. I chose to collage them together filling in gaps with t-shirt remnants, and I quilted the squares in a square spiral. This quilt is going to be a Christmas gift. I hope the recipient can snuggle up under it, bask in her achievements, and remember of all that she was a part.
If you are interested in commissioning a Biography Quilt composed of a loved one's T-shirts, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org I look forward to creating a quilted document out of your t-shirts!!!
Anna Lentz, artist, writer, and creativity coach who blogs about making a creative life connected with nature at Spring Bird.