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Memory Quilts

This is made with squares from a dad’s work shirt collection and incorporated with navy blue fabric.

“Memory Quilts” are different than T-shirt quilts.

For example, let us make a beautiful, keepsake quilt for special reasons:

  • Dad’s retiring? Let’s create a men’s tie quilt for remembering a successful career.
  • Grandpa had some extra men’s dress/golf shirts? Make the grand kids each a legacy quilt.
  • Mom’s wedding dress has been in the closet since forever? Make a keepsake, star quilt with pieces of her wedding dress included for each siblings.
  • The star quilt also works well with patriotic fabrics to honor your Veterans.
  • Mom’s clothes or aprons
  • Old jeans taking up all the drawer space? Yes, make a quilt!
  • Flannel shirts make a great quilt to cuddle with, too.


  • I’ll even long arm quilt a quilt top you have pieced together yourself.

You name it, I will ask you a few questions guiding you to your perfect keepsake and glad to quote for you before bringing your items to Campus T-shirt Quilts/Cindy Swanson Quilts.

Scroll down to see pictures of some exciting memory quilts!

Use the Order Form_Memory quilt. Be sure to bring the clothing items freshly washed so your new keepsake quilt will be fresh as well. The ideas are endless!

Memory pillows from a beloved grandpa’s bib overalls!
Railroad quilt.


All the ivory pieces are part of a wedding dress. This pattern makes a beautiful star quilt. Complimenting fabrics can be chosen by the customer.


More about memory quilts:

These quilts are not t-shirt quilts but made from pieces of a special person’s clothing.

Jeans quilt with supplied, embroidered pieces.
Jeans quilt, plank style.
8″ disappearing nine patch with some 12 inch t-shirt blocks. Two quilts 60×80 inch size.


Three quilts from Mom’s clothing. Size: 48×56″


Mens’ shirts quilt.



Dad’s favorite shirts make a comforting memory quilt.