I designed and pieced it. Emilie Dolan did the embroidery. (each “tie” has the boy’s name embroidered on it) Terri Kanyuck did the machine quilting.

I volunteered to design and make the quilt for my son’s senior high school class. It will be auctioned, with proceeds benefiting the school. As a Catholic high school, all the boys must wear ties and jackets every Friday for mass. At the end of their junior year, each of the 68 boys donated their favorite tie, which I had to design into the quilt. I bought EQ6 for this project and learned it quickly, so I could play around with the possibilities. I designed the paper pieced pattern, as well, on EQ6 – the jacket/shirt/tie blocks. The finished quilt is 106” square.