SheWilTextiles

Custom Repurposed Textile Art

Fairhope, Alabama

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Last updated on Jan 26, 2021

Please be advised that due to heavy shipping loads, postal delivery times are uncharacteristically longer than usual.
Thanks for shopping small and visiting SheWil Textiles!

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About SheWilTextiles

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Closets tell a story. What story can I tell for you?

It's not a closet; it's a life. Clothes tell a story---the vacation, the special dinner, the smashed peas from the highchair, the races trained for and finished, the Ugly Christmas Sweater you've actually worn---all create the wonderful story of our lives.

What story can I tell for you?

My Story:
When I lost my Dad, I was unprepared for the heart-wrenching experience of going through his closet and donating his clothing. The wave of loss at the thought of him never wearing his shirts and pants again had me closing the door. I didn't clean out my Dad's closet that day.

Months later I realized that I could keep his clothes by repurposing his pants into a quilt. I created two quilts, one for me, the other for my brother at Christmas. Later, when my Mom died, I was able to endure her closet, knowing that I would make quilts by taking everything---her shirts, sweaters, skirts, nightdresses, etc., to create four keepsakes, one for my brother, myself, and two for my mom's surviving sisters.

We all discovered that the clothing quilts have been a source of comfort and strength. In our hands we connect our extraordinary shared histories through the stories found in ordinary closets.

A Business is Born:
When my husband's Grandfather died, I offered to make my mother-in-law a quilt. She called me back ten minutes later and asked if I could make EIGHT. By gifting eight quilts to my husband's family and seeing tears and gratitude in their eyes, I realized it was powerful to tell other people's stories and so a business was born.

ALL Stories Celebrated Here:
Death is a part of life and so is LIFE, so I love telling these stories through upcycled children's clothes. As a mom of two, I am ridiculously sentimental about our sons' clothes. I've made quilts out of boxes of onesies and jammies, so I knew when launching my business that I’d enjoy making baby clothes into quilts for other moms and grandmas as well. I celebrate each stage as our sons grow, yet I miss those babies! Now I hang on to their stories through footie jammies and stained onesies, yet I create new quilts with sports jerseys and vacation t-shirts that continue to weave the tale of our lives.

Clothes tell a story---the anniversary, the birthday dinner, the first taste of carrots from the highchair, the events marked with a t-shirt, the "very favorite" sweater with an irreparable rip---all create the wonderful story of our lives.

Your closet tells a story.

What story can I tell for you?

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