Quilts Made of Memories

Joyce Coin moved to Vintage Hills from Missouri in January of 2017. She is very active and participates in just about everything! Joyce enjoys crafts, but especially quilting. She recently made two quilts out of her late husband, Wayne’s shirts.

Wayne and Joyce were high school sweethearts and had been married for 52 years before he passed away on October 31, 2013 of Alzheimer ’s disease. Joyce’s granddaughter, Courtney, asked her what she was going to do with all of Grandpa’s shirts and suggested to Joyce she make a quilt out of them.

Joyce and her granddaughter quickly got busy and started cutting the seams and sides of Wayne’s shirts. Once cut, Joyce made a quilt for her granddaughter Courtney and another for her daughter Amy. She has enough blocks left to make a quilt for her other daughter Robin and two “throws” for her sons Brad and John. Courtney asked that Grandpa’s name be embroidered in his handwriting on the back of the quilt so Joyce was able to get an old signature stamp from Wayne’s secretary and stamped the back of the quilt. Then she embroidered the name so it would be forever on it.

Joyce has been quilting for at least 20 years. She started quilting with the Lydia Circle at her church. The quilts the church ladies made were donated to children and usually one was kept to sell at the church festival each year. Joyce learned her quilting skills from the ladies at church.

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