A couple of years ago, I hired Martha's Mom - a professional quilter - to make a quilt out of my shirts.
It was pretty awesome! But, it was a huge project and she is a busy lady so I knew I needed to find someone a little closer to home and with a little more time to do the rest of my quilts.
I have been just hanging on to my 2009 and 2010 race shirts. Bagged, just hanging out taking up space. One night I got a wild hair and just posted on Facebook asking if anyone quilted and wanted to earn extra money.
Within minutes, one of my young women commented and said she does and she did. YIPPEE!!
When I tried to find my 2009 bag, I couldn't but I grabbed my 2010 bag and toddled over with my shirts. I love to see what ideas others come up with so when it comes to my quilts I really have to preference at all. I love whatever anyone wants to do with them. I showed her and her parents my shirts. They asked if I had a special one that they could put in the center of the quilt. That special one was my marathon shirt. My first ever Marathon. Yeah - it needed to be the focal point.
I left my shirts, told her to keep track of cost and time, and then she would tell me how much I owed her when she was done.
Every now and then she would mention her progess, but I really wasn't worried. She is a remarkable young lady with immense talent and is extremely conscientious and responsible so I just didn't give it too much thought other than excited to see what she came up with from her own creative juices.
Today, I got the message that she was DONE!! And better, could she bring it over!!
(Tera Ann and her daddy Jim)
(I jumped in there - if I had showered, I might have smothered Tera in smoochies!)
(do you see the pillow? THAT'S MY MARATHON SHIRT!! - She made a PILLOW out of it!!)
I seriously SERIOUSLY LOVE it!
Tera Ann - you did an AMAZING job! I bow to your creative genius! And to Jim and Em - thanks for supporting her and letting her do this.
I think I even got a 'yes' to do my 2009 shirts now that I found the bag : )