Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: Need suggestions please.

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Kansas
    Posts
    60
    Blog Entries
    1

    Question Need suggestions please.

    My niece is spending her senior year in Lithuania on a Rotary exchange program. She will return home to WI and graduate from HS in May. Her future plan is to be a missionary. I want to make her a quilt for graduation that remindes her of WI and that there is no place like home. Any suggestions?
    Lucky

  2. #2
    Super Member Lori S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    9,385
    There are a few books that have quilt blocks that are for each of the fifty states. That may be a way to start. Or you could create blocks that create the feeling of home... and what promotes that feeling/memories... trees... autumm.. green spaces.. family ... activites she participated in.
    My family creates a quilt for each member when they graduate from high school We include in the blocks the interests and events of their life. One quilt we used fabric pieces/scraps from clothing that person wore , and called the quilt "the threads of your life".

  3. #3
    Super Member sahm4605's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Blue Springs, MO
    Posts
    2,240
    I would take some fabric and have family members write a special message on there and sew that into the quilt. I would also use things that she likes in her life. either with blocks that would remind her or with fabric that is themed. and use her fav colors. also maybe a family photo or couple of photos of the family.
    when life gets you down go and talk with a little kid. They will help you work out even the worst problems with their simple logic.

  4. #4
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    MN
    Posts
    20,112
    What does she like to do?
    What do her family members do?
    Where does/did she go to school?
    What are her favorite colors?

    Perhaps you can find fabrics that will reflect her interests??

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    25
    I agree with the previous posts. I know most everyone I know loves our Packers, Badgers and cheese.

  6. #6
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    N. Florida
    Posts
    4,609
    Blog Entries
    45
    When you said there's no place like home I immediately thought of "The Wizard of Oz", but that's just me. Have fun planning your quilt.

  7. #7
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    3,894
    Blog Entries
    2
    Minnesota has come out with a fabric that has many attractions like Mendota Bridge, Duluth Harbor, etc. Check with your LQS and ask if Wi has come out with a fabric.

  8. #8
    Super Member jmabby's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Minnesota, Land of 10,000 Lakes
    Posts
    1,523
    Blog Entries
    1
    I also think this would be nice fabric.

  9. #9
    Super Member Pinkiris's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    NE Wisconsin
    Posts
    1,289
    Blog Entries
    2
    I agree with all of the above and I would add a fabric photo of her house!
    Sue

  10. #10
    Junior Member Christine George's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Milwaukee WI
    Posts
    175
    For some reason I always think of green and other fall colors when I think of Wisconsin. I've enjoyed living here because the change in seasons is so obvious. That could be a place to start.

  11. #11
    Super Member Krisb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Asheville, Lake Vermilion, Tarpon Springs
    Posts
    1,071
    Blog Entries
    27
    Where in Wisconsin does she live? It's so different from one place to the next. The shoreline of Lake Superior or Lake Michigan, the Dells, the big pine woods, the prairies, the river valleys--oh, go for all of them.
    I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.

  12. #12
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Kansas
    Posts
    60
    Blog Entries
    1
    Thank you to all for their wonderful ideas.
    Lucky

  13. #13
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Central Virginia
    Posts
    202
    What a blessed niece to have you doing this for her. Get some of her best friends to add ideas. Girls that age always have ideas and would make it even more special if you let them help in some way. Oooops even her guy friends would have ideas for it. My 22yr. old daughter has just as many guy friends if not more than girls.
    Good Luck Teresa

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.