Joe Frankenfield/Special to The Morning Call
May 19, 2006
Homeowner: M. Camille Romig, Huffs Church, Berks County
The Project: To make a quilt out of my friends late husbands ties and shirts. John Tyler Harvard died of pancreatic cancer on Easter last year. He was an Episcopalian priest, counselor and teacher. John and Susans marriage was filled with spiritual love and faith and it was important to me to convey that for Susan. The piece is about 16 by 22 inches, framed in a shadow box so that Susan or her children can put other tokens with it if they choose.
Challenges: I had a limited supply of ties so I used them for the Celtic cross design and surrounded it with all the shirt pieces. If you look in the upper left arc of the cross you will see a llama from a Peruvian tie. Susan and John lived in Peru early in their marriage.
Advice: Dont be too literal; the fabrics will evoke memories.
Susan Harvard: The quilt sits in my living room. When I glance at it, its a comfort seeing pieces of materials that my husband wore over the years.
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