Captain Justin Hall
Justin is serving as a Flight Officer with the United States Marine Corps. He and his wife, Jennifer, welcomed Collin Elias Hall on August 11, 2012. Baby quilt is coming soon.
Justin's Quilt - 72” x 96”
Commercial cottons, Machine Quilted
This was one of my first quilts that I made for Justin when he was about 6 years old. He chose the fabrics of his favorite football teams and we designed the football motif together with graph paper. He has slept with this quilt ever since and even took it with him through Liberty University, Parris Island, Quantico, Pensacola and Whidby Island, Washington. Even though it is now in shreds, it is on its third tour of duty with the Marines in the Middle East. It was my first attempt at machine quilting before I knew I needed a special attachment for that but it was a labor of love and he is still using it!!!
Bridging The World - 56” x 36”
Xerox Iron-On Transfer Paper, inkjet printed photos, commercial cotton, monofilament thread - Machine quilted
I designed this quilt as a memory collage of photos for my son, Justin’s trip to China in the summer of 2004. He went with a group called, “Bridging the World” and their mission was teaching English as a second language to Chinese teenagers at a summer camp. He chose which photos he wanted most and I printed them onto fabric and sewed them into a wall-hanging that he can view more easily than a photo album.
Jennifer's Quilt 75" x 75"
I have told my family that I always want them to have by best. My daughter-in-law, Jennifer, requested a memory quilt, using her cheerleading uniforms and photos. I agreed and designed a quilt for her to hang in their new home (in the Dallas Cowboy room - the colors match). This quilt was made by cutting the backs off of the uniforms and sewing them down in each of the blocks surrounding the photos. The center is a collage of photos that were scanned into my computer and printed out onto plain, white fabric. I then sewed the fabric to the quilt surface. I made the label with my Bernina 730 embroidery machine. I used denim on the back in order for the quilt to be able to hold the weight of the uniforms on the front without sagging. I finished it this past Christmas 2009.