Memories Preserved

I received the following email from Kimberly & Josh Helms after they opened the box that contained Josh’s T-Shirt quilt. She has permitted me to post it. Kimberly expresses in words what I often hear about our precious t-shirt quilts. Read below.


Since opening the box last night, I have just been in awe of your amazing work!!! I nearly cried when I saw the Beat Navy quilt. You took a bunch of t-shirts that were lost in the back of a closet and turned them into a work of art. Simply incredible.

I couldn’t wait any longer, so I spread the quilt on our bed to surprise Josh when he came home from work today. He is equally as impressed! Immediately, he posted a picture on Facebook, and started getting instant likes and inquiries. (Even one compliment from a Navy fan!) He said that it’s better than anything he could have possibly imagined, and is so glad that I did this for him, as he rolled himself up in it (I joked that I’d bury him in it). On Facebook, friends have indicated how fabulous the work is – your business is so aptly named! – so I imagine you might get some business from this foray into the Army market! All these guys (and gals) we know have their old shirts!!! I will send you some pictures soon.

Thank you, thank you, thank you for your craft. It truly has been a pleasure doing business with you! Merry Christmas to you and your family.



Kimberly Turner Helms

See all pictures of Josh’s quilt on the T-Shirt quilt gallery page. GO ARMY!

2012 Wake Forest Artisan’s Fair

Sew Fabulous, Inc. launched in 2006 when I designed the Dreamin’ Deacon Quilt for the WFU Aritsan’s Fair. This annual event is a great place to visit with WFU colleagues and share ideas and creations. I thoroughly enjoy assisting as hostess for this event and promoting the great talents of my WFU friends and co-workers. I hope you will plan to visit each year.

2012 Fox 8 Roy’s Folks Craft Fair

The Fox 8 Roy’s Folks Craft Fair was absolute awesome! Thousands of people walked through our booth checking out our quilts and making plans to preserve their t-shirts in a t-shirt memory quilt.

We were featured as one of the guest Artisan’s in the Morning Segment of Fox 8 News on Friday, Nov. 16. The impromptu segment went very well and we had lots of beautiful quilts hanging.

History of Sew Fabulous, Inc.

The History of Sew Fabulous

Dreamin’ Deacon© and Deacon Pride© quilts/wall-hangings were first created for the Wake Forest University Artisan’s Fair in the Fall of 2006. The creation became so popular we copyrighted the design and proceeded to establish Sew Fabulous, Inc.  Since the inception of Sew Fabulous, Inc. the quilts have been licensed with Collegiate Licensing Company

How it all began….

and bear the official Collegiate License Product label.

The quilt features the WFU symbols and logos. The embroidered WF reflects the shading of the design. Hidden quilting designs include the Deaconhead, WF, Demon Deacons and Go Deacs. Each design bears the trademark symbol. Various sports quilting designs are also included. Every quilt is pieced and sewn in our home.

Each quilt bears its own uniqueness and makes a Fabulous heirloom piece for the Wake Forest family. The quilts make wonderful gifts for graduation, wedding, birthday, Christmas, retirement or to display in your office or home. If desired, your quilt can be personalized with the alumni’s name and year of graduation.

Dreamin’ Deacon© and Deacon Pride© were originally offered for sale on Wake Forest University campus through the Bookstore as well as the Campus Mall Store at Hanes Mall in Winston-Salem, NC.

Sew Fabulous, Inc. continues to expand their product line and hope you’ll check back soon to see how the creativity has grown. We’d love to tell you the Sew Fabulous, Inc. story. Please feel free to contact us.

Bob and Gloria Stickney

WFU Freshmen Move-In

We hosted a “Tent Event” on WFU campus for Freshman move-in. We visited with lots of new WFU parents and students. It was a great event to show off our WFU products and our custom designed t-shirt quilts. I hope you’ll visit us at our next tent event!

Meet Gloria Stickney

Gloria Stickney, currently business manger in the physics department, also has worked in human resources and research and sponsored programs during the 11 years she’s been at Wake Forest, but she’s more commonly known around campus as the “quilt lady” for her Wake Forest quilts. Stickney will be showing her quilts, as well as Wake Forest shirts, dish towels, tablecloths and pillows, at the annual Artisans’ Fair on Friday from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the Benson University Center, room 401.

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