We finally can now reveal this awesome quilt, made especially so by the the activities and interests of the young man who received it recently for his birthday.
Obviously, he’s a swimmer, a student, family guy and traveller. He shows you are never too young to have a quilt worth of memories. His mom gave us these t-shirts in amazing condition, and there was no question the results would show that. The picture doesn’t quite do justice to the Navy blue, anti-pill fleece on the back, but it’s there. We know he will enjoy Aquaboy for many years to come, and we also know this kid will soon have enough t’s for another quilt. Thanks for letting us help you with this one!
These days you get a t-shirt for just about every activity you participate in. A sampling from my kids’ drawers: summer camp, current and past swim teams, Navy commands, elementary school, middle school band, leadership workshop, basketball, soccer, and girl scouts! In the not-so-old days, if you ran a 5K you received a t-shirt for finishing. It was short sleeved, cotton, and an actual prize to be cherished. It was not a long sleeved, microfiber, “technical” T that reflected the cost of your entry. What’s more, you can have your own printed for a few bucks, to commemorate a baby’s birth, a family reunion, or an 80th birthday. Before I learned how they could be preserved and enjoyed as a quilt, I cursed the t-shirt accumulation. I can’t even tell you how many bags of shirts I’ve given away. But with them went a lot of great memories. Together they told a story of our involvements and interests.
So what makes a t-shirt quilt-worthy? That is entirely personal. We recently acquired one we deemed just that, from last weekend’s Virginia Beach Polar Plunge, benefitting the VA Special Olympics. This weekend we’ll receive another for running the VA is for Lovers 14K with Team Hoyt, VB. We might even wear them before we turn them into quilts.
We’d love to know how you and yours have acquired your quilt-worthy T’s. If they sustain a memory, they are worthy. -Sara