Ties That Bind in Quilts

We’ve been impressed with the quilts, recently shared with us, that have been made out of ties. Some have been healing quilts, some are to hold memories of good times, some made to commemorate years of service or family love. Ties can contain great fabric. It’s good to see how creative quilters can use them…and to hear the meaning they carry. Here are just a few….

Thanks go to Debra, Gretchen, Sandy and Ruthann for sharing them with us all.

from: Sandy Campbell: “Quilt I made from my brothers neckties for his wife. The center is he and his wife on our cruise to Alaska. The bowtie he is wearing is wooden bought from a craftsman in Seattle before we sailed. At the end of the cruise he gave it to our waiter who was fascinated with it.”

from: Gretchen Graham: “I just saw the page using ties…I call this my healing quilt. It is a 3D bow tie pattern using my dad’s ties. I had quite a few deaths in the family in a year’s time and then went through a divorce. My dad saved every tie he ever owned from the 30’s until he passed away in 1994. I started this in ’97 and then got busy with other things. I finally finished it a few weeks ago.”

from: Ruthann Nissly Martinez: “Rudolph’s Ties. Made from his collection of ties for his widow’s 91st birthday.”

from Debra Browne: “Collected ties from the gentlemen at church and made a crazy quilt out of them for Pastor’s appreciation celebration.”

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