T-Shirt Quilt Blanket Story Series

Virginia Tech T-Shirt Quilt memories September 11 2014

As an Army brat, I lived in 2 countries & 7 states. Although I was born in Virginia, my roots are everywhere. It was fate that I ended up at Virginia Tech, home of the Hokies. I am the happiest HOKIE that ever walked that campus- EVER!  As a Virginia Tech tour guide, SK Sister, officer for the Big Event and faithful Hokie football fan, I accumulated MANY t-shirts. As I chose t-shirts for the t shirt quilt, each one reminded me of something fun, meaningful & happy. I am a proud Army Brat, but my roots run deep in Blacksburg! 

 I LOVE MY QUILT! Jamie Lien

(I also wanted to include this picture of me and my Daddy, my hero!
(my graduation May 2013)

T SHIRT QUILT for the Cotton Anniversary September 09 2014

My wife and I just celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary.
Our story began a decade ago when we met sophomore year of college at Quinnipiac University through their greek life. Since then, we've outgrown all our rush shirts and had no use for them...until now!
The 2nd anniversary is considered "cotton", this t-shirt quilt was the perfect solution to repurpose our memories.

Harley Davidson T-Shirt Quilts September 09 2014

 

 

 

 


Music T Shirt Quilt September 08 2014

Absolutely LOVE our t shirt quilt!!  Music is the common interest that brought us together 15 years ago and we now have 3 children named after songs!  We’ve been to hundreds of concerts and when decorating our sons music themed room, we knew this was an opportunity to do something really special.  This blanket, made from some of our favorite concert and music related t-shirts, is just what we were looking for.  An amazing keepsake that tells “our story” through music. Project Repat did a phenomenal job, it’s perfectly constructed, cozy…and fast turn time!  Ironically, the week before we received the quilt, we took our oldest daughter to her first rock concert and her t-shirt collection has officially started!  Thank you so much!!!  Amie and Rey Topete

Kentucky T-Shirt Quilt: Going away gift for a young man being deployed September 05 2014

I had a t shirt quilt  made for my son who was being deployed.  He left sooner than we expected, so I had 14 days to have the blanket ready.  We wanted our son to have a piece of his "Old Kentucky Home" while he is away. I was a nervous wreck wondering if it could be made in time for him to leave.  Thanks to Nathan, Ross and his team, I shipped the t-shirts next day delivery and they put a rush on making it and sending it back on next day delivery.  They put up with so much from this crazy mom making sure I got it back before he left. Thank you Project Repat!-- Donna A. 

T Shirt Blanket for Son! September 02 2014

You did an amazing job with the T- Shirt Blanket for our son. We took all the T-shirts from his involvement in an on-campus organization Called WOW at Cal Poly SLO and cut them according to your specifications. It was a surprise for him on his 35th birthday! he had the T-shirts for 14 years.  You even accommodated my changes in Panel sizes etc so it turned out perfect! it is wonderful and the surprise on his birthday was GREAT! His wife had told us where to find the T-shirts while he was at work so he knew nothing about this. Thank you so much! The quality of work is great!! I will highly recommend you to others!! The smile on his face is worth a thousand words AND he posted it on facebook!!  Marilyn Kalvelage

A Family T-Shirt Quilt full of memories August 29 2014

My Project Repat Tshirt Quilt features a collection of tees that belonged to my husband and I, many of which we have had since we met 16 years ago.  Many of our favorite musicians are included, such as the Grateful Dead and Pink Floyd.  When we were designing the quilt, we thought it would awesome to make our Bob Marley shirts form a cross in the center.  I will treasure this quilt always, as it includes a Bonnaroo shirt that was a gift from my dear friend Margarita, who has since passed away.  My son thinks is the coolest thing ever and sleeps with it ever night.  It makes me happy thinking that shirts that have such special memories to me and my husband now provide comfort to our son.      

-Gina

A memory quilt for a father lost to ALS August 29 2014

 

My dad and I were very close.  In the summer of 2010, he was diagnosed with Lou Gherig’s Disease, otherwise known as ALS.  The disease progressed really quickly and he very soon lost his ability to talk, eat, drink, hold up his neck, and eventually move and breathe on his own.  I lost my father in May of 2012 to this horrible disease.  When my mom packed up his things, my sister and I each took some of his shirts.  My sister found Project Repat and had a quilt created, so I apprehensively cut up his shirts and sent them in to have my own made.  I am very pleased with the finished product and quick turnaround time.  I love my t shirt quilt and have slept with it every night since I received it.  Thank you so much for taking care of my dad’s t-shirts and giving me a way to get them out of a box.
-Corinne

 


Remembering VT with a T-shirt Quilt August 19 2014

The college years are considered to be very life-changing and amazing for just about everyone. You decide on a career path, start to become an expert in your interests, and begin separating yourself from mom and dad becoming an independent, functioning adult.
 
Virginia Tech came to mean more to me than just those things. 
On April 16, 2007 my world changed forever. The worst school shooting in history happened, killing 32 amazing people. I was a junior living in the dorm where the first shooting happened and on my way to class unknowing that the second shootings were happening. A day I will certainly never forget. 
The t-shirts that comprise my blanket mean so much more than just the amazing nights with friends, all-nighters spent cramming for an exam, or the heart-pounding football games we would win (and sometimes lose). They represent a time when I learned to appreciate life and realize that it's fleeting, when I learned compassion and strength. Now I live for those 32 everyday. This t-shirt quilt is to remember them. 
-Alicain

Michigan State T SHIRT QUILT August 18 2014

 

 

I've always been a collector of T-shirts. Even at a young age, I tried to get a T-shirt whenever visiting somewhere new or to mark a special occasion. In college, I knew I had to continue this tradition. As a die-hard sports fan when I started at Michigan State, I collected all of the T-shirts from moments that stood out to me. Shirts from football and basketball student sections and student ticket campouts, to trips to the Final Four and victories over hated rivals. Every shirt represented a special time in my life. I continued this tradition after I graduated and started graduate school at Central Michigan. When I was finally satisfied with my collection of shirts, I sent them in to Project Repat to be made into my “College Years” t shirt quilt. What better way to preserve those memories? It turned out great and I couldn’t be happier. Now all I have to do is design another one!

-Scott


Running together: T-Shirt Quilt together August 14 2014

 

My wife and I have participated in triathlons, together, since 2010. We’ve improved our performances and lengthened distances to include Super Sprint, Sprint, Olympic, and Ironman 70.3 events, as well as other endurance runs, bicycle rides, and swims. Our ultimate goal is to complete a full Ironman 140.6. We have been training for this goal for a year and will achieve it in Chattanooga, TN, September 2014. We wanted a blanket that showcased our journey and accomplishments leading up to our next milestone. Project Repat was the perfect solution! We love the t shirt blanket! Thanks! Patrick & Teresa - www.weracetogether.com


Notre Dame T-Shirt Quilt August 12 2014

Dear Project Repat,
Thank you for my blanket! 
I just graduated from Notre Dame and I wanted to do something to preserve my shirts without having them taking up all the space in my drawers. I'm staying to get my Masters at Notre Dame and I figured a T-shirt quilt would be a wonderful daily reminder of how much I loved my undergraduate experience. At the end of every day I'm excited to burrow under my t-shirt quilt. Each shirt brings back a different flood of memories. Thank you for giving me a way to reminisce! Everyone is always so excited to see my quilt and all the compliments make me so proud of what I have accomplished.
-Maria

granddoggies enjoy t-shirt quilts too August 11 2014

My Project Repat T-Shirt Quilt is just a beautiful cuddly postcard of many years of my life….a fan of Yogi Berra growing up, Care bears craze during my daughter’s youth, once in a lifetime event watching both the Everly Brothers and Simon and Garfunkel….what a night!  My favorite summer orientation t-shirt from my 35+ years as an Academic Advisor at the University at Buffalo and memories of giving out awards at the Special Olympics all combined together with T-shirts from places I have been and others where family and friends went and brought me those special souvenirs!  And Elvis is in the House from a trip to the Rock’n Roll Hall of Fame!  A Junior Achievement World’s Largest Snowman from the organization where I met my husband and Niagara University where my daughter received the Top senior award and played volleyball.  How can you display all that living in one area and one that keeps the family comfy!  My granddoggie is enjoying it in the photo.  Thanks Repat! - Patricia

Yay for preserving t-shirt memories! July 29 2014

Yay for preserving memories! I am such a visual person, a sucker for pretty things, and all about remembering the fun, defining moments in my life. This blanket combined all of these things that I’ve been meaning to do for years now. No more storing t-shirts in tubs all over the house that I didn’t necessarily wear every day (after all, they were from high school), but t-shirts I didn’t want to part with. Whether I want to reflect on my many years in drumline, the summer camps I attended, the organizations I was a part of, or my awesome trips across the United States during high school, Project Repat t shirt quilt was the perfect way to do it!

 

-Katrina B. 


A memory t shirt quilt of love and college memories July 22 2014

My husband and I met on the first day on my freshman year at La Salle University in Philaldelphia, PA. He was a sophomore tennis player from Virginia and I was Kansas girl looking to explore the new city. After  4 years of countless basketball games, service trips, fundraisers/races, vacations, and city outings we had more t-shirts and memories than we knew what to do with. Thankfully, we found Project Repat.

We’ve been together for 5 years, married for 3 weeks, and now have an incredible- t shirt quilt wrapped with memories from every step—state, game, and trip—along the way!

 

Billy Nason—2012 La Salle University Grad, works in Sales just outside of Washington, D.C.  Billy is also a 1st lieutenant in the US Army National Guard.

Amy Nason—2013 La Salle University Grad, works at a digital publishing company in Falls Church, VA.

Met on August 19th, 2009 and were married on July 5th 2014.


Memories throughout the years represented in a T-Shirt Quilt July 21 2014

My t shirt quilt features shirts from 1995-2013. I love collecting t-shirts to remember a fun day or a great time in my life. My blanket starts with the oldest shirts on the top left to the newest on the bottom right. I love wrapping myself in my memories and when I look at the all of the patches, I can remember the event associated with the shirt. From attending the Grand Opening of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Elementary, Middle and High School, Swimming with Dolphins, College and more! This is a wonderful way to preserve my memories without having to store them in a bin. 
-Michele G. 

Band T-Shirts as a Memory Quilt July 21 2014

"The t-shirt quilt I had made are mainly shirts of my favorite bands. I love music and saved the shirts knowing that I wanted to make them into a quilt one day. It brings back good memories because these are the shirts I wore all throughout high school. It's a great conversation piece as well. People ask where I got it made and I tell them Project Repat. Thank you guys so much for this. It's exactly what I wanted and it came out beautifully."
-Courtney S.
 

T-Shirt Quilt as a conversation piece July 16 2014

I’ve been trying to free up drawer space for YEARS by buying a t-shirt quilt, but the price was never right until Project Repat came along! My blanket has shirts from elementary school, high school, and college. It is a great conversation piece (Why so many 08’s? What is that shirt from?) and it’s so warm and cozy! I love being able to relive the memories, shirt by shirt. Thank you, Project Repat, for such a great experience.  I’ll definitely be referring friends and family and will probably make another quilt or two in the future!-Lauren M.

University of Georgia Sorority T Shirt Quilt July 10 2014

 

"My fabulous t shirt quilt is a collection of my beloved sorority’s t-shirts. The sorority’s colors are red & white but I included some black tees with a little BLING on them as well to make the blanket pop! The t-shirts themselves are of the last 5 years of activities. This includes our annual Greek step show, line anniversaries, 5K walks and our centennial celebrations. The light polar fleece is just the right weight and still feels warm enough for the fall and winter. I have wanted one for two years and I’m so pleased with Project Repat's price and quality!- April West


Commemorative T-Shirt Blanket July 07 2014

 

"On our little island in Orange County, CA, in 1993, to celebrate the opening of our new fire station, we had a small fun community parade. It was so successful that we have had a parade every first Sunday in June ever since. I started purchasing a commerative t-shirt with the parade "theme" on it that first year.  Twenty years later and thanks to Project Repat,  I now have this beautiful t shirt quilt! I love it! It will be on display at our Balboa Island Historical Museum."- Mitzi


Fraternity T-Shirt Quilt June 26 2014

"My fiancé has tons of  tshirts from his fraternity and although he doesn't wear too many of them, they are still special to him and carry great memories! For his birthday he asked me to transform some shirts into a t shirt quilt and I found Project Repat through great reviews on google. We had a great time fishing through his shirts and finally found 30 to use. After cutting them into the sides, I sent the shirts off and about 3 weeks later my blanket arrived and couldn't be happier with it! 
Thanks,
Meredith 

Cherishing the memories with a t-shirt blanket June 25 2014

"The youngest of our 4 children left preschool last year.  For 12 years, we had preschool-aged children; for 11 of those years, we attended a wonderful cooperative preschool in North Andover, MA called Family Co-op. 

 

Parents were involved in the school as much or as little as they wanted to be – and we decided to be involved a lot.  We witnessed first-hand the growth of our children in our community.  We made long lasting connections and friendships.

 

But the closet full of Family Co-op tee shirts and kids’ favorite clothes had to go.  What better place than into a quality, cozy, colorful, personalized t shirt quilt?

 

Thank you Project Repat for making our memories more present as our family grows up."-- Kim


Alpha Xi Delta Ohio State Sorority Quilt! June 19 2014

"My t shirt quilt consists of shirts from my years at The Ohio State University, mostly my time in Alpha Xi Delta, our philanthropy Autism Speaks, and The Mount Leadership Society! My shirts mean so much to me, and I wanted a way to make them even more special and keep them forever. I couldn’t be happier with my blanket and it’s an amazing way to keep and display my memories! Thanks so much! "-- Kaylie Smith

Delta Gamma Sorority T-Shirt Quilt June 09 2014

My sorority t-shirt quilt contains some of my greatest memories from high school basketball, to my college sorority and other Panhellenic shirts including a Delta Gamma letter shirt, my favorite fraternity Sigma Phi Epsilon and one from FIJI, and even one from the psychology club and order of omega Greek honor society. I wouldn't trade these memories for the world and I absolutely love my tshirt quilt!-- Tiffany E.