I am in the midst of
helping out for a few days
in a Vendor Booth
Arizona Quilt Craft & Sewing Festival
Being relatively new to Arizona,
this is my first time to this Festival
which is in it's 19th year.
This is a well run event that fills several buildings,
and we've had large crowds in attendance each day.
I've had a delightful time getting to know
owner and creator of
Lisa asked me if I would be a
and help demonstrate how to make a
using her Crooked Nickel technique.
This really is the most simple, easy way to make a Memory Quilt
Even for beginning sewers, this quilt top is so stress free,
you don't even have to use pins in the construction.
Lisa has developed a system
using a lightweight Pellon
with a fusible grid as the base foundation.
Her motto is
If you would like to see a video
that shows Lisa making her T-Shirt Quilt
you can view it on the
Crooked Nickel web site
There are so many possibilities for
preserving memories with a
Many of us have saved our T-Shirts over the years
from favorite schools, sports teams,
I had one woman who came to the booth
so relieved to see an easy way to preserve her
that would not take a lot of time to construct.
She said we were an answer to her prayers.
Her father had recently passed away, and she wanted to
make a quilt for each of his grandchildren
using his shirts.
Quilting provides comfort in so many ways :)