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When I was 19 (way long time ago), I was going to cosmetology college and met a classmate whose grandmother made quilts. When I saw one of her quilts, I asked her to make me one. Soon after I received the quilt, I read the saying, “When you sleep under a quilt, you sleep under a blanket of love.”That was all it took, I *knew* I had to learn how to make quilts!

You see, I was orphaned when I was 11 and lived in 5 different foster homes (my four siblings and I were sent to live in different places), never really feeling at home or loved in any of them – I was alone and lonely, no matter where I lived. I knew that if I could make a quilt that would give someone a feeling of home and love, that’s what I needed to do! I have been quilting ever since and have gleefully made ‘home and love quilts’ for other kids, some of whom needed the little bit of snuggly love that only a quilt can bring – no matter where they are!

I quilt, I design quilts, I sleep with quilts and I love quilts.  My family endures my obsession, as only a loving family can.

I hope you enjoy QuiltTherapy.com!

I can be reached via eMail at quiltalicious (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Rachael Zielske says:

      This is your cousin Rachael (Karen’s daughter). Aunt Linda sent us a link to some of your family pics and after a little searching, I found your website. It was a warm and fuzzy feeling I got reading some of your entries. I don’t have much contact with many family members, so I was excited to get so far inside your heart thru these pages. You have a beautiful family and a kind and loving spirit through your words.

      I am now 37 and live with mom and my newborn baby girl Carter who is four months old now. My 8 yr old son Mason lives near bye with his father. I will try to send a pic to your email.

      Glad to find you,


    2. Sue says:

      Hello Tammy! I’ve been downloading your quilt on BOMquilts.com. It is the one called Santorini Stars. I’ve been trying to download the March square but haven’t been able to. I am wondering if it may be because you are not feeling well and may need some encouragement or prayers sent your way. I hope is well with you and look forward to many more quilt block from you! Blessings, Sue

    3. mel... says:

      AND MY DEAR FRIEND… I will NEVER forget the first time you made a quilt for me, several years ago. I recall when I offered to pay you for your ARTWORK… you refused and responded … “Mel, when you sleep under this quilt, you’ll sleep under a blanket of LOVE. Can’t put a PRICE on that.” I never told you, but it brought me to tears THEN… and it still does. I CHERISH ALL the EXQUISITE quilts you’ve made for me. BIG WARM HUGS… 🙂

    4. Teresa says:

      Tammy, I just found your site and am now following you on networkedblogs.com. Your story really touched my heart. I pray that you are now in a happy place. I, too, make quilts for kids. I just donated one through Gene Black, a fellow quilter and friend, to a home for troubled teens. It was black and white. I thought that would be a great choice because many times, life is not just black and white. I pray some teen gets a blessing from cuddling under it. I look forward to learning more about your website. I, too, have a blog at http://teresasquiltjourney.blogspot.com. Check it out.

    5. Sylvia Buissonneau says:

      Sad story, I’m glad you met this fantastic grandmother. Quilting and stitching is a good therapy indeed, you’re right, we have to let it know 😉

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