I have been SUPER BUSY making quilts AND getting my own 2012 graduate off to college. But here it is . . . FINALLY! Pictures of the quilts I made for my own son, and others who are beginning a whole new and exciting chapter in their lives. Click on the Class of 2012 tab above to see the slideshow. Or you can check out my photo album on the SuzyQZ Creative facebook page.
10 Feb 2012 Leave a Comment
Memory Quilts make ideal graduation gifts!
I’m offering $50 off any quilt booked by the end of this month. ”Booked” means you have given me your t-shirts, jerseys, photos etc. and paid a deposit on your order.
Quilt prices start at $195 for a 9-square/shirt wall hanging. A twin size quilt of 24 squares/shirts is $395. We can work with any number of shirts, squares, photos, etc. and make a quilt that is perfect for you!
I guarantee graduation delivery!
A memory quilt is a TREASURE! Every time I’ve delivered a memory quilt, the customer has cried or at least gotten teary eyed! I LOVE the quilts I have made for my own family! You will LOVE yours too!
I would LOVE to make a quilt for YOU!
Contact me today: 267/254-9619 or email@example.com
21 Nov 2011 Leave a Comment
One of my dearest friends was diagnosed with breast cancer this summer. She has always been one of the most generous and strong women around. She takes care of people: her mom, her girlfriends, her neighbors, and especially her husband and three children. So just days after her oldest left for her freshman year of college (a very emotional event all by itself!) she started her treatments.
“L” opted for a double mastectomy to be as aggressive as possible in getting the nasty stuff out of her body. Then the chemo started. Then the hair fell out. She didn’t think she would let herself be seen in public without the wig. But within a couple of days, she started going out with a cute “beanie” covering her ever thinning pate. She has always been a beautiful woman. That part hasn’t changed. It’s just that now her inner strength and beauty are being allowed to show even more, along with a whole lot of bravery and determination. Quite frankly, she blows me away.
My sister made a rag quilt for me a few years ago, and every member of my family hopes to grab it before anyone else on a cold winter night. I made “L” a rag quilt from pink and brown flannels. It was my first. It’s not a difficult quilt to make, but it does take a fair amount of time. It’s pink because pink is her favorite color. She doesn’t care for all the pink ribbon stuff, and believe me there is a ton of it out there, even in the fabric store. She takes it with her to chemo, and it warms her up in the cold treatment room.
I don’t know how all this makes me feel. I’m glad my gift for her is a source of comfort. It came out soft and pretty and warm. There really is nothing quite like a handmade quilt. And making it for her was a time filled with prayer for my friend’s heart and health, for her family, and for recovery. There is a certain amount of emotion in every quilt I make, but this one probably takes the cake so far. Get well L. Love you.
06 Jul 2011 Leave a Comment
I studied graphic design through the journalism department in college. I loved it way too much for someone who was aiming for a writing/editing career. I think that’s why I always ended up being given graphic design assignments everywhere I ever worked. I used to call myself “newsletters R us” because I did so many newsletters for so many years. The research, writing, editing, photography, design, layout, and even print-buying were all in my bailiwick.
My most steady “client” these days is my church, Covenant Church of Doylestown. I’ve become sort of the go-to person for signage, and nothing could make me happier. Below are pictures of some display pieces I made for the church’s annual ministry fair. I like them because they are colorful and personable, and because doing them is a service of worship for me. To view an image larger, just click on it. Enjoy!
17 Jun 2011 Leave a Comment
Brandon and Blake are twins who graduated from high school this week. They’ve had impressive lacrosse and academic careers, and will set of to Penn State together in the fall. They are not identical, and neither are their quilts, but they are close!
Their mom was about to have these quilts made by an on-line company when I met her at a party. I believe I gave her a ton more value for her money, including personal touches that an on-line company could not.
It was a joy to make these quilts. And my joy was overflowing at the reaction of their mom when she saw the quilts for the first time. What a blessing to have a job that makes people happy! I am grateful for the opportunity.
I would LOVE to make a quilt for you! For contact and pricing info, click on the “Contact Info” tab at the top.
01 Apr 2011 Leave a Comment
Memory Quilts are the heart and soul of this new enterprise!
My main product offering, and the one about which I am most passionate, is the memory quilt. Sheila’s quilt, pictured here, is made from t-shirts she received when she ran races — from 5Ks to marathons. Many have double meaning, like the “Run for Her” she did with her cousin, the shirt from the first time she ran a marathon, and an added piece I created with her favorite Bible verse printed on it.
The t-shirts had been in her attic. I think she was holding back tears when she gave them to me, telling me t-shirt by t-shirt how each one meant so much more than just a race she ran. Now her quilt keeps her warm in the early mornings when she is spending quiet time in prayer and devotion to Jesus. I hope she will snuggle under it in good health for many years to come.
They say that you are doing what you are meant to do when you feel joyful and energized by it. That’s how I feel making these quilts. I would love to make one for YOU.
I’m not sure, but when Sheila saw the finished quilt, I think she may have had tears in her eyes again. Mission accomplished!
31 Mar 2011 Leave a Comment
When the kids were little, we’d cozy up on the couch or in the big blue chair and have a “snuggle buggle.” Now those words evoke feelings of warmth, safety, comfort . . .
When two friends had major surgery recently, I was inspired to create something to give their young daughters that might help foster feelings of . . . yep . . . warmth, safety, and comfort. Snuggle Bugglz is the result!
Another friend’s daughter was gracious to model her gorgeous face with my first Snuggle Bugglz. She is 4, and that is the perfect age (I’m just not sure if they meet safety requirements for babies). However, my nearly 17-year-old wants one as well!
If YOU would like a Snuggle Bugglz, please contact me and let me know what two colors you would like, and if you would like the little heart personalized with an initial or a first name. I’m charging $24 for these little darlins.