Making Memory Quilts and Personalized Quilts: 5 Memory Quilt Ideas from Quilting Arts

In this free eBook, we’ve assembled some of our favorite articles from past issues of Quilting Arts Magazine that incorporate personal images, writings, and mementos in artful and unusual ways to create your own memory quilts. Margaret Applin takes a playful approach to fabric collage to create vibrant, colorful journal quilts. By layering your personal images on fabric in an interesting and purposeful fashion, Wen Redmond shows how to create holographic effects with depth. If you are a budding quilter wanting to create a small memory quilt from your stash, be sure to read Judy Murrah’s directions for creating memory narratives to cherish for years to come. Alisa Burke takes her fine art skills to the sewing machine to create thread-sketched and graffiti-style canvas books––perfect for stuffing family photos into. And if you’re interested in blending mixed media with stitch to record your memories, you’ll definitely want to check out Patricia Gaignat’s stitched layers with canvas, gesso, and fabric!

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