My T Shirt quilts are my favorite item. I have made a ton of them - initially for high school graduates. Since then I have made quite a few memory quilts. I find that it is quite moving to be working with very tangible pieces of someone's life. In one case it was tees from a 12 year old boy. In another, a young husband. Recently, tees from dads and husbands to be given as gifts to spouses and children. I love the idea that the T Shirt quilt becomes a practical item and I envision the customer wrapping themselves up in the memory of a loved one.
People are most inspirational to me. I love to read biographies and true-life stories - especially survival stories. I'm intrigued by the determination of the human spirit, leadership skills and, overall, the extraordinary lives or ordinary people. Some books/people that I have been inspired by: Shackleton (Endurance), A Beautiful Mind, The Soloist, Shadow Divers, The Book of Mychal. Truman & John Adams (McCullough) to name a few.
Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement. ~ C. S. Lewis