Mariner's Compass Quilted Wall Hanging

My client explained that she had been storing her mom’s wedding dress and a bin of her father’s military uniforms in her garage for several years and that she didn’t know what to do with them – it hardly felt right to just throw them out. She had to do a little thinking about cutting up the materials, but once she was ok with that idea, I proceeded to make 5 quilted wall hangings that measure 30″x 30″, for each of the 5 adult children of Don and Charlotte.

Using every detail of the clothing – from satin, lace, and pearled beads to wool, epaulets, and brass buttons – I created the quilts in a Mariner’s Compass pattern that held great meaning to the family of this military couple. The special quilt label sewn to the back of the quilt celebrates their lives of devotion and love.