Memory quilts

On this page you will find Memory quilts that all contain snippets of fabric that are distinctly personal to the quilt’s recipient. Scroll down to see them all…

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Here’s what Anita wrote about her new quilt; My quilt was made by Lisa in memory of my  son, James.Lisa is obviously an incredibly skilled quilt maker but she is so much more than that, she brings a  personal element to all of her commissions and that is invaluable. I was kept involved from the very start and found the process of building something beautiful, in a time of utter despair, very cathartic and comforting. Thanks to Lisa I now have a beautiful handmade quilt full of memories that I will cherish forever. Anita.



Heather asked me to finish a beautiful hexagon patchwork quilt top for her daughter’s Saskie’s 30th birthday, which she and her mother started hand stitching when her daughter was born. All the fabrics are a delightful window back into time as well as looking fabulous stitched all together;


Hi Lisa just want to tell you that your quilt of my husbands clothes is a master piece and a work of art I will treasure it forever. Thankyou you are one amazing talented woman xx Such kind words from Ruth who asked me to create a v.special memory quilt using her Alan’s clothes stitched in a strip patchwork and quilted with her carefully chosen words;


Hala asked me to work with her to stitch a memory quilt for her to celebrate her time teaching. This truly was a team collaboration with Hala’s beautiful cross stitch embroidery of her memorable teaching words, Deborah from Dastardly Line using her expertise to long arm quilt; Teacher; School; Students; Learning repeatedly across the quilt and me to hand finish this truly unique personalised quilt. Hala e-mailed me a lovey endorsement under the heading Why It’s Special’; Dear Lisa, I’m a procrastinator! When making a memory quilt you only get one chance to get it right. Lisa Watson made sure that was the case for me. Her expertise in quilting enabled me to trust her with my memories. She was also a rock in advising me on materials to use eg for backing cloth, wadding, and thread. Thank you Lisa for making this quilt even more special. Regards, Hala



For her 70th, Susan’s husband commissioned a unique patchwork quilt made from her favourite clothes worn over 50 years of student, working and family life. Susan wrote; I always hoped to have a patchwork quilt made from these much-loved fabrics, but never imagined that it would be so beautiful. Lisa put so much thought and care into creating the pattern, and her amazing skills have brought my memories to life in a truly remarkable way. When it was unfolded across the bed, my husband and I spent a wonderful half-hour remembering holidays and special occasions. One of the cottons brings back thoughts of my closest college friend, sadly no longer here to share the memory, who made me a long skirt in our first year. Another is from my honeymoon dressing-gown, in an original 1970s Laura Ashley material made in Carno, Wales, which I left behind by mistake – we had to drive back across half of Brittany to retrieve it! And the flowery summer dresses remind us of happy holidays with our children. All the family love the quilt, and it’s led my American daughter-in-law to have an interesting conversation with her own mother about a quilt made for her by her grandmother and almost forgotten about until now. We could not be more thrilled, and already have plans for a cot-quilt for our baby grandson.


Following on from stitching a tie quilt for Kay, she then asked me to stitch her a campervan quilt using a selection of Paddy’s T-shirts. Another colourful  and uniquely personal quilt and my first campervan quilt! Here is the e-mail from Kay on receiving her new quilt; Hi Lisa, Here’s my quilt in the campervan. It was quite hard to get a photo in the space, but it will certainly be well used and keep me warm. I can’t wait to get camping again and wrap myself up in it round the barbecue on an evening.  My cat Whitby loves it too! Thank you so very much for your individual and personal service. Warmest wishes


Two mini patchwork quilts commissioned as a sweet surprise, packed with memorable fabrics, photos and embroidery to celebrate a 40th birthday and an impending baby…


An art quilt for Jess comprising all the snippets of sentimental fabric she sent me sewn in patchwork strips interspersed with a cream cotton and finished with a hand quilted concentric pattern. Jess will be hanging this quilt on her wall, but if she so wishes at a later date can be used practically on a bed or as a sofa throw too…


Kate wished a bespoke quilt stitching to celebrate a BIG birthday and make use of the joyous colour pop of printed cottons she had accumulated linked to special family memories. The result is a zinging joyous patchwork quilt that as Kate commented on Instagram; So glad it’s been cheering up your lockdown Lisa, it looks fantastic! V inspiring to know that beauty can come out of adverse times x



Three mini patchwork quilts for 3 siblings, plus two patchwork cushions for 2 sisters, all stitched from beloved Mudda’s clothes. Another sweet memory quilt commission.



Kate wished a quilt to celebrate her mum’s 70th birthday using memorable fabrics supplied by family&friends. Kate chose the distinct triangular patchwork design and advised on the fabric distribution&selection; Dear Lisa, I just wanted to write and say a proper thank you for all you did to make my Mum’s 70th birthday quilt so wonderful. The end result is so much more beautiful than I had ever hoped and so amazing, especially considering how a lot of the fabrics I supplied were far from ideal. I also very much appreciate how kind and flexible and helpful you were throughout the process. Collecting fabrics from all of my mum’s friends and family was quite stressful one way or another so it was really great, life saving in fact, to then have you taking over and working on making such a special piece. I can not wait to give my mum the quilt. I will be taking lots of photographs and sending them to everyone that contributed as everyone is really excited to see it and to see my mum’s reaction. For me, this quilt is a present my mum can have with her reminding her of everyone that loves her, keeping her warm and making her smile until the end of her life. It couldn’t be more special to me and I’m so, so grateful for how lovely it is. Thank you Lisa.


Laura asked me to make a special 21st memento quilt for her son Joe; Thanks again for the amazing quilt. You have been able to transform my simple idea into a wonderful momento which I know will be in our family for generations to come. Thank you, thank you, thank you



Alex wished me to stitch her a colourful quilt with all her sweatshirts and T-shirts to remind her of her fun student days at Durham University; When I approached Lisa about making a quilt out of all my old university clothes I had no idea what to expect. Throughout the process from initial consultation, through to design and final production, Lisa was exceptional. She made a real effort to really understand what I wanted to achieve with my quilt and managed to pull together all of my treasured memories in such a stylish way. I would have no hesitation in recommending Lisa for a bespoke quilt commission – you can be sure your memories are in safe hands.


Betsy got in touch to stitch a MCR City football shirt quilt for her teenager son; Max. The family came for a quilt consultation and we decided together on a design and what fabrics would work best for Max’s quilt. I really enjoyed this unique stitching challenge.

Here’s what Betsy said about Max’s quiltLisa was amazing to work with. She has made years of football shirts into a real masterpiece. We could not have envisioned anything better! Max loves it. Thank you so much again


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Thanks to @lisawatso for the most fabulous quilt ever. Isn’t it gorgeous!!! And in my favourite colour…Green!
@CMBoggianno – June 9

I bought Lisa’s ‘sunshine yellow velvet and subtle blues, browns and greys Harris Tweed, quilt. Just love the fabrics, colour combinations and the workmanship is superb.

Oh my, my, my! Lisa, what a beautiful thing you create! They are heavenly beautiful! Simply, I am glad I came across your work and brought them!!!

I am so pleased with my beautiful quilt. The colours are lovely and they tone in really well with our bedroom colours.

Lisa is very proud of her quilts and justifiably so. I have never seen any like them, photos do not do them justice.


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