T-Shirt Quilt Blanket Story Series
Loving Theatre March 06 2014
"I love my Project Repat t-shirt quilt Made from all of the plays and musicals I did in high school, it holds many important memories. It's warm and cozy and feels like snuggling in a blanket of all those happy times"
Delta Zeta for Life March 03 2014
A proud Delta Zeta alum wrote to us, "I'm a Delta Zeta for life! So I wanted my blanket to showcase some of my St. Mary's University and sorority t-shirts that I just couldn't get rid of. It means so much to me because every time I look at it, each square brings back a different memory. I love love love it!"
Redmond Mustangs Pride! March 01 2014
Delta Gamma at Mississippi State Univeristy February 27 2014
Blake, a Mississippi State and Delta Gamma alumnus held on to her college memories for nearly two decades before finding the perfect way to preserve them. She wrote to us, "instead of my tees being packed away in a drawer, I am now able to have the memories I saved right at my fingertips anytime. I could not be more pleased and so excited to finally have the precious keepsake I've always wanted"
"Getting a hug from dad" February 27 2014
Last week, we got this note from one of our customers, Eva
from Alabama. We posted it on facebook and our community rallied around her story.
A week later, Eve and Drake received the blanket. Here's what she wrote to us and posted:
"We got the quilts yesterday, and both of my children loved them.
My son's response was to wrap it around him and say that it was the closest he could get from getting a hug from his Dad.
This past year, Drake, got to play football on his school's team.
His Dad passed away in May and he never got to see Drake play a game. So, for the quilt that was made for Drake, it also had football shirts from this season mixed in with t-shirts from his Dad."
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A Proud Educational Journey February 25 2014
Erica wanted all of the huge accomplishments in her education to be showcased together;
"I could not have thought of a better way to preserve the memories of my educational journey than through a t-shirt quilt. My blanket contains shirts from each school I've attend from first grade through my doctoral program; Emmanuel Christian School, Whitney Young Magnet High School, Tennessee State University, University of Southern Mississippi, and Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. It shows off all of my clubs and organizations and even class elections. I'm so glad I found Project Repat and even happier with their wonderful work. I'm already trying to figure out how to find enough shirts to make another one! Thanks a million!"
Thanks a million!
Grrrrrrr . . . . YEAH!! Project Repat Rocks! February 24 2014
Adam, who ordered a quilt made from his tees and his wife's tees, sent us this photo. He's also referred over 14 people to Project Repat. Thanks Adam for all the referrals. Here's what he told us about Repat:
"Project Repat is an easy referral because we LOVE our blankets, it’s a worthy cause and we’re glad to help employ workers! We have a 7 month old boy and he loves play time on the blankets. It’s so cool because it’s mommy and daddies memories he’s playing on!"
Baylor University Sweethearts February 23 2014
What's better than memories of college fun, achievements and most importantly love? The t-shirt blanket Gabe had made brings all of those together with fitness center, Formal and Alpha Chi Omega tees from his and his wife's shared collection. "This t-shirt quilt represents a journey. My college sweetheart and I met at the fitness center our first year at Baylor University, and we continued to make more memories throughout our college career. Now we have been married for a number of years. Thank you Project Repat for helping us relive those great memories. It turned out better than I could have ever imagined"
Let Your Collection Keep You Warm All Winter February 20 2014
Katie convinced her husband that his collection of t-shirt memories could be better used as a Project Repat quilt. "Our blanket was a present for my spouse made with many T-shirts he was holding onto but not wearing anymore. The result is just awesome. It is a comfortable blanket and reminds him of so many places and people with all of those special t-shirts in one place. We keep our soft, comfortable blanket on the couch for cold, winter nights"
A heartbreaking letter February 19 2014
Moving Forward, Bringing Memories February 18 2014
Kevin had tons of shirts from high school and college or as he told us, "I had way way to many t-shirts for a normal person to have" and he was preparing for a new stage of his life. "I was making a big move in my career and life and decided that if I couldn't bring all of the old, worn t-shirts that I loved to wear on my best and worst days, I would have 49 of them ready for me every time I came home from a long day or when I was tired after a long night".
He was thrilled with the final product, "I could not believe what I saw when I opened the package. I been waiting for it to arrive since the day I sent the shirts in! I ripped the package open, laid it out in front of my family, and they were amazed. What a fantastic job! I remember my mother saying, 'The whole blanket is going to be filled with your black t-shirts!' Nay Nay, she was mistaken. The few shirts of color I had were put in the perfect places to accent each individual shirt. The organization of each shirt and the attention to each individual shirt is the most impressive thing about it. I put it right on top of me and could not believe how warm and fuzzy I felt. I am still in awe of Project Repat and the incredible gift you have given me!"
"The blanket is made up of my favorite shirts from growing up, from high school sports, from college, and the bands I listened to in my teenage years; some of the best and worst in my life. I look at them and remember that life is always what you you make of it and that people should never judge you on how you dress or the music you listen to, but the quality of your person"
Grumpy For Life February 16 2014
This t-shirt quilt filled with quirky and silly tees was exactly what Stewart wanted in his blanket. He told us picking which shirts to include was the hardest thing to do but the finished product was worth it, "I'm a grown man....however I love my blanket! The blanket has been used several times while watching movies. The only regret I have was not ordering the Queen size! Most of the shirts are the Disney character Grumpy. The other shirts are from various others which include the casino company I work for, my daughter's high school band, belly flop competitions that I've entered, and a few other fun shirts, check out the chicken eating a chicken leg! I love wearing T-shirts and this blanket is perfect because it allows me to keep my T-shirts for years to come without having to worry about wear and tear"
Rutgers and Western Illinois U Accomplishments February 15 2014
"Lauren's t-shirt quilt is filled with memories from her undergraduate years at Rutgers University and her graduate years at Western Illinois University. Many of the t-shirts included in the quilt were actually designed by Lauren! Some t-shirts were awarded from winning Intramural championship games while others were from various events she attended. We wanted to get her something amazing for her 30th birthday, and decided to get her this keepsake. She absolutely loved it! This is a beautiful and practical way to hold onto those special memories"
Early Graduation Gift February 13 2014
Tammy surprised her son with a t-shirt quilt full of memories, "I've been saving shirts for years, hoping to do something like this one day. My husband and I finally ordered the blanket as a high school graduation and 18th birthday present. He is absolutely thrilled with it and will take it to college with him this fall! It showcases many of his activities throughout the years from cub scouts and fifth grade graduation to basketball, life-guarding and swimming"
Show Your High School Spirit February 12 2014
ATV Extreme Sporting T-Shirt Quilt February 11 2014
Amanda told us she absolutely fell in love with her t-shirt quilt. "I traveled the country racing ATVs in the FMF Extreme Dirt Track Nationals. I never wore a lot of my shirts because they meant so much to me, but they just kept taking up space in my drawers. When I found Project Repat, I knew this was the perfect way to preserve my golden years of racing. Now I have those cherished memories all in one place to keep me warm inside and out!"
"My husband is a career fireman and I plan on ordering another one for him with all his old fire department shirts next"
Making Good Use of Memories February 08 2014
Ashley was thrilled with her Project Repat t-shirt quilt, "It is a compilation of shirts from high school, college, and my job at the YMCA. I had been holding onto all my special t-shirts for years not knowing what to do with them. This was the perfect way to keep all the memories in a fun, more usable way. The quality of the blanket is fantastic. I couldn't be more pleased with how it turned out. All my friends want one!" Shirts from Relay for Life, Notre Dame and championships bring back memories worth saving.
Priceless Lifetime Memories February 07 2014
Supporting the PMC! February 06 2014
Gizella used t-shirts she has collected from the Pan Mass Challenge to make a colorful and meaningful t-shirt quilt that she hopes will help her raise funds to benefit the cause. Every year thousands of cyclists raise funds to participate in a ride across our home state of Massachusetts. The PMC physically challenges riders that gather to fight against cancer. Donating all of the proceeds to the Jimmy Fund, the PMC riders have raised millions for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute over the past 34 years. Project Repat is always happy to support amazing non-profits like the PMC and Jimmy Fund, please check out our t-shirt quilt donation program that aims to help you raise funds for the noble causes you love.
Celebrating a Life February 04 2014
Cheer, War Eagles and ZTA Remembered February 03 2014
Meaningful Memories February 02 2014
Katie told us her t-shirt quilt is a representation of everything most important to her, from a dedication to her career to a loving memento of her husband. "The T-shirts that are on the top and bottom at the left represent my husband who passed away from Lou Gehrig's disease. I'm very active in the ALS chapter now and Piedmont Airlines is where he was working when we first met. Several of the shirts are from my 38 years as a physical therapist; the Steps to Your Dreams and the Who's Your Physical Therapist is from Ohio Physical Therapy Association. Hilton Head, South Carolina and Sedona are two of my favorite vacation spots. The top middle represents my renewed interest in biking. Last, but certainly among the most important are the three shirts that acknowledge that I am a follower of Jesus Christ. In 2014, I was blessed to renew my faith through baptism in the Jordan River while on a trip to Israel. I love that when I show the blanket to others they ask why I carefully chose the t-shirts I did. I plan on having more made for other family members"
Music and Memories T-shirt Quilt January 30 2014
"I sent a bunch of old t-shirts to Project Repat to be made into a full sized t-shirt quilt, and in less than a month I ended up with a warm blanket and great conversation piece. My blanket represents a lot of cherished memories - mostly concerts I've seen, but also vacations I've taken. I grew up in a household filled with music, and one of the shirts - the Frank Zappa 1980 tour shirt - belonged to my late mother, who passed down her love of music to me. The Ziggy Stardust shirt was a Christmas present she bought me when I was in high school. My blanket also includes mementos from Chicago, New York, Iceland, and Liverpool, England"
"Souvenir and concert t-shirts aren't cheap and all of them carry a good memory, even if they were too small or too tattered for me to wear anymore. so re-purposing them was a perfect way to preserve memories and get some more value out of my shirts; they can enjoy new life as a practical item and keepsake. And Project Repat's prices are way more than reasonable, it felt like a no-brainer! After my friends saw the finished product, they all wanted one of their own. I'm really happy I stumbled across Project Repat's services! My blanket was a gift to myself, and it's one of the best presents I've ever given me"
Taffy the Kitty cuddling up with Chris's new t-shirt quilt!
Tees you Can't Part With January 29 2014
Janet was always looking for a creative way to use the many t-shirts her daughter Kat had amassed in her lifetime, "She doesn't wear them but can't part with them. I found Project Repat and now have a wonderful memory quilt for her. It came out so great"
"For Kat, this blanket is full of memories from kindergarten through college at Kean University, from a Disney cruise vacation to school plays to World Cup Cheer and playing Lacrosse. It is truly amazing the memories that come back from looking at a T-Shirt. I love Project-Repat for allowing us to display those memories instead of leaving them in a box"
Even better, while gathering the shirts for Kat, Janet came up with another great idea, "I noticed that we had a lot of doubles because I usually got one too and immediately thought of Kat's good friend from cheerleading, Mallory. She had many of those same shirts but lost all of them when her home burned down. I can't wait to make a memory t-shirt blanket for Mallory we know she'll love"
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