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Thread: The quilt I made for William Shatner (Capt. Kirk Star Trek)

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    The quilt I made for William Shatner (Capt. Kirk Star Trek)

    First of all, let me say that the earliest memories I have are watching Star Trek on Thursday nights with my dad. William Shatner is the only actor I have ever admired. When he created his own forum, I was one of the first to sign up. Through the years we all became a very close knit family.

    Bill had hosted a charity paintball game in Juliet, Ill for the past several years and I decided to try my hand at paintball. (ow, hurts A LOT) But anyway, I had the idea of having the regular forum posters making quilt squares and sending them to me so I could make a quilt. This immediately went nuts!!! I was sending plain white quilt squares all over the world!!! It was amazing! So I pieced all the squares together from fans all over the globe, and made them into the quilt that you see...



    This was the first time I met Bill Shatner (but not the last!!!) and it was amazing! I had also made a smaller quilt for his daughter, Lisabeth. It's just something I'm very proud of!

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    How wonderful.

    Tell Bill.......Chase said hello!! I am a fan of his also. I love the original Star Trek.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chasing Hawk View Post
    How wonderful.

    Tell Bill.......Chase said hello!! I am a fan of his also. I love the original Star Trek.
    Original is absolutely the best. You can say hi to him yourself if you want! He has Shatner Weekend every year, last weekend in April in LA.

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    Pretty cool!

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    yes that is very cool

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    I'd be proud too! That is a pretty cool story. So when did you gift it to him? Was this picture taken after the paintball game? Which one in the picture is you? I too remember Star Trek as a kid but my mom was very strict about bed time so I didn't truly get into the series until it was in syndication.

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    Wow amazing! How many quilt sqs got returned to you? Wish you would've taken close up shots of the quilt too.
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    Great story for us old Star Trekkers! Great job!
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    What a fun quilt story! I'm sure they both appreciated the work you put into the quilts. And I, too, wish you had taken close up shots. I'm curious, how many squares did you receive?

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    great quilt and what an honor.
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    I am sure cherishes your creation. It was a lovely thing for you to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic View Post
    I'd be proud too! That is a pretty cool story. So when did you gift it to him? Was this picture taken after the paintball game? Which one in the picture is you? I too remember Star Trek as a kid but my mom was very strict about bed time so I didn't truly get into the series until it was in syndication.
    Yes, this was taken after the game. I'm the red head and the lady with him is his wife Elizabeth. I want to say this was about 10 years ago?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fleurdelisquilts View Post
    What a fun quilt story! I'm sure they both appreciated the work you put into the quilts. And I, too, wish you had taken close up shots. I'm curious, how many squares did you receive?
    I think I received well over 60 squares. I used all of them that were done correctly. Some didn't use fabric paint and others discarded my pre-cut square and made their own which was too big or small. I know I have close up pictures of each square on a disc but have no idea where it would be. I'll have to do some spring cleaning.

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    You should be proud. What a wonderful memory.

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    Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!

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    What a neat idea!

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    I'm a Trekkie too! Fun story and beautiful quilt! The best part of making quilts is finding a good home for them.

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    How very cool! It is amazing how many people sent back the squares for his quilt.
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    Wonderful. I am glad you were able to meet him. What an undertaking.
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    Fun story and beautiful quilt!
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    wow very nice!!!!
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    Look at him standing there with paint all over him! LOL... What a great opportunity you had.
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    Bill and I spent many adventurous hours on the enterprise. What fond memories of the show I have. I was a teenager then and developed my love of science fiction through watching Star Treck.
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    very nice quilt
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    awesome!! Love the original Star Trek. Great story!
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