Memory Quilts, together with Signature Quilts belong to a genre of their own in the world of quilting. Since quilts were first created, the idea of memorialising an event, an item of clothing; or a special moment in time within the three layers that make a quilt has appealed to quilters from all over the world.
When my husband turned 50, I quietly went through our photo albums and found seven photographs, each about 6 or 7 years apart, and had them copied onto fabric and then made a wall hanging for him. I used the attic window pattern. My husband had a heap of badges and pin mementos that were languishing in his jewellery box, but he was very proud of these and they needed to be on show. By having the space on the quilt, I placed these special bits around the precious photographs. He loved it! Here's a photo.
Iíve been surfing and have found some interesting Memory and Signature quilt ideas, patterns and inspirations for you. Have fun.
a a lovely signature quilt pattern from Yours Truly at Bellaonline
a some great ideas and inspirations from Original Quilts
a Some How To details for memory quilts from How To Do Things
a this is a commercial site, but worth having a look from Upper Canada Quilt Works
a more instructions from EHow
a this is a free pattern for your photo memories from Kameleon Quilt
a another good site with some great instructions for making a memento quilts from Canadian Living
a these quilts are gorgeous and come with free instructions from June Taylor
a a very different idea of creating a memory quilt out of ties from CQ Mag on Line
a some interesting info from Quilting 101
a a good article on memory quilts from Suite101.