Anonymous on Feb 10, 2012
Thank you, Amy, for mailing the gift certificate so promptly! Kathy absolutely loved the gift and she should be contacting you shortly!
Anonymous on Jan 16, 2012
If you are an animal lover, Amy's quilts are a must-have! She does an amazing job and is so nice to work with. Thank you, Amy, for offering such a unique and beautiful way to honor our pets.
Inspired by a loss...
I started my shop after working through the loss of my wonderful basset hound (Copper). She was my best friend, and as I stared at the cupboard full of her bandannas, toys and collars, I couldn't bring myself to throw them away.
I taught myself to quilt by taking pieces of her mementos and working them into applique squares. It was an extremely emotional and cathartic project, and it ended up as a tactile memory I could display on my wall.
I think of myself not only as an artist, but an impromptu grief counselor. The loss of a pet can be absolutely devastating, and I want to do what I can to help my clients work through their loss in a positive and meaningful way.
I truly believe that Copper sits at my feet as I quilt-- and often I feel as if the animals I'm memorializing pop in for a visit from time to time as well.
Clients will complete a written interview and send me photographs (digital or hard copy) and a box of mementos to include in the quilts. (If they don't have any, which happens from time to time, I use my own stash of vintage, reclaimed and new fabrics to create my images). After receiving their information, I start my design process.
From start to finish my quilts take 4-6 weeks. I sketch, pick a color scheme, transfer drawing to fabric, cut, pin, sew, quilt, bind and embellish to create a finished custom piece.
I also make "Celebration" quilts-- for much-adored pets who are still on this side of the Rainbow Bridge. Please visit the Facebook link on the side of this page for a complete portfolio of my work.
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Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator
I am a stay-at-home mom running my own Etsy business. Beloved Buddy Memory Quilts began when I lost my beloved basset hound. I have been honored to help some wonderful people through their grief process after the loss of a dear pet.
When my beloved Basset hound, Copper, passed away, I needed an alternative to the traditional cremation memorial. I just didn't want to have her on my shelf in a factory-created urn. She was a special spirit who deserved a unique and vibrant memorial. As I stared at 'her' cupboard, where we kept her bandannas, leashes and toys, I began to see the solution.
Instead of just throwing out or recycling her things, I decided to preserve the precious memories attached to them by working them into a memory quilt to display on my wall. This is how Beloved Buddy Memory Quilts was born.
We offer two sizes of quilts- Large (approx. 3 sq ft) and Small (approx 1 sq ft). I work closely with you, the pet owner, to come up with appropriate designs for your pet. Did your dog love riding in your red Prius with her ears in the wind? Let's make a square to capture that memory. Was your cat obsessed with watching the birds while lounging on his special blue cushion? Send me a swatch from that cushion, and it will go right into the quilt.
Because each quilt is so personal, I like to 'get to know' your beloved buddy and portray their spirit in the quilt. Once payment is received, I will email you an informational packet. Included are a questionnaire, my mailing address (for sending your mementos), and additional information about our company. After I receive your questionnaire back, please allow 4-6 weeks to receive your quilt. I may contact you via email with any further questions I may have when creating your memorial. I will also inform you when I've mailed your piece, so you can know when to expect it.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
-Payment is due within 24 hours of purchase.
-CANCELLATION POLICY: Once I've received your questionnaire information and have begun work, there is no refund available. If, however, you decide to cancel before you've completed your information packet, there is no penalty.
**If you are in my local Twin Cities area, we can arrange free delivery/pick-up. (I might even be able to pick up your mementos to save you shipping costs on those).