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  • Drawing held February 1st, 2022.

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There is something very special about being wrapped in handmade quilts that has been infused with items from your past and from those you love.

Custom memory quilts and hand embroidery work are some of the best ways to preserve one’s memories. Whether you’re thinking of a Memory Quilt or a Memory Pillow, these personalized pieces of art actually tell their own story. Working with a large variety of fabrics from clothing, patches, hats and other personal fabric items, I specialize in creating one-of-a-kind pieces of art and making them special for you. Detailed and personalized attention is given to each individual piece, ensuring that every final product meets your expectations. Thus, giving every quilted item it’s own character and feel, designed especially for you with your taste in mind.

T-shirt Quilts are yet another wonderful form of Memory Quilts. Whether the t-shirts come from childhood, school years, concerts or places and events a person has been to, this is a great way to use and display your collection of t-shirts. While at the same time keeping your heart, soul and body warm with comforting and loving memories.

Customer Reviews

My friend’s husband died and she ordered a custom memory quilt by you. Stunned and in awe is the best way to describe our reaction to your quilt.  Of course, Nancy and I were a bit emotional, but quickly became engrossed by the detail and craftsmanship that went into creating such a beautiful keepsake from such a tragic event and loss of life.  You have an exquisite talent and knack for taking the supplies you are given and fashioning a cherished work of art, that just seems so comforting to those that are lucky to have found you.
Thank you for your caring support of my friend.  You have made her very happy and somehow relieved to have her husbands beautiful, well cared for, suits, shirts and ties become a cherished keepsake rather than sent off to the Goodwill.  I will add that my husband has said to me on several occasions since seeing your work, “that quilt was incredible, wasn’t it”?  Not a man particularly aware of fashion or detail, but always in awe of the creativity displayed by others.  Tom and my husband were good friends and I think my husband was very touched by your work and how swept away Nancy was as seeing the finished product.
Thank you, Catherine

Hi Geneva Ruth,

I received the quilt this afternoon and it is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love it. It is more than I could of imagined and it has been an absolute pleasure working with someone who cares so much about the projects that they undertake. Wishing you the best!

Isla M. Chicago, IL

Hi Geneva Ruth, I received the quilt and it is beautiful! I didn’t realize the different emotions I would feel when I saw it but happiness was at the top! It brings me great comfort physically and emotionally. Working with you was a pleasure. Wishing you and yours the very best! Thanks again!!

Faye R. Rancho Cordova, CA

Dear Geneva,

Just a note to tell you how much I LOVE the quilt that you and my husband worked on together for me. I have a long history of loving quilts. They have always brought me comfort, and this one feels like a long-lost hug. All my best, Robyn J. Charlottesville, VA Geneva, I just wanted to thank you for the beautiful job you did in creating our quilt. Your beautiful design and extraordinary quilting work exceeded my expectations. Somehow you knew just how to arrange all the pieces in a way to put them in to best advantage. Not only did you create a work of art that is beautiful to look at but it also feels wonderful and so very well made. You are truly an artist and a craftsman of the highest capability. Thank you for your care in creating an heirloom for our family that we will cherish for generations to come. All my best!

Tracy K. Palo Alto, CA

Dear Geneva, Just a note to tell you how much I LOVE the quilt that you and my husband worked on together for me. I have a long history of loving quilts. They have always brought me comfort, and this one feels like a long-lost hug. All my best!.

Robyn J.Charlottesville, VA

The quilt arrived yesterday. I cried at it’s beauty and all the memories it represented. When we decided to have a quilt made, we could have used a local quilter. We then did a national search on who is the best. Your name came up. From the first email to the discussion on style, technique, cost, timeline, your professionalism shown through clearly. We are so glad we contracted with you!

Charles S, PHDLake Arrowhead, CA

This woman can take all your memories and create an amazing product. I had a quilt made for my dtr with a Boy Scout theme. Unfortunately, during this process my husband passed. She then was able to make three wonderful pillows. They are the perfect thing to hug on a bad day. I have never worked with someone so responsible, thoughtful and talented!

Kayla5 Star Review on Facebook

The quilts and memory pillows arrived today! They are safe and sound – no issues whatsoever. And they are spectacular!!! I was so emotional – took me awhile to catch my breath – they are so beautiful – so special – so well done – the colors, patterns, edging, backing, embroidery and quilting – all of it – just perfect. I am thrilled! I plan to present them to the kids this weekend, and I am sure they will love them. Thanks again for all your efforts – what a blessing. I recommend you unconditionally!


Thank you so much for all your hard work on the quilt and the pillows. I have had a chance to show them to many people and they think they are beautiful too!!! My daughter and granddaughter were very surprised and pleased with their pillows too. Thank you again for all your beautiful work!! Everything was much more beautiful than I even imagined!!!! Thank you for the beautiful keepsakes!!!!!!


Thank you so very much for my beautiful quilt. It is truly a peace of art I’ll cherish forever. Every person who has seen my quilt is amazed by the detail and neatness of your work, and even more amazed at the speed you completed it…

Shereen S.California

Amazing! Amazing! How was I blessed enough to find you? To capture all our memories in a tangible way…Amazing!

Mona P.California

The quilts are absolutely beautiful! I can’t thank you enough. The craftsmanship is remarkable and we are really happy to have them. Again, thank you so much!

Shannon K.Tennessee

The memory pillows came out fantastic!!! Thanks for doing such a great job!

Toni Z.New York

I got the quilt…I love it…I have been wrapped in it ever since…this is the most special thing I have of my sisters… Thank you so much…words can not express how comforting this is to me…Bless You.

Jack H.Florida

Geneva Ruth Dawson


Sharing my creative process in the form of a custom handmade quilt or needlework piece is one of my greatest joys. Please enjoy viewing this site. If you don’t find something similar to what you want … please email me. I would be honored to create a special project just for you.

If you are not ready yet to purchase a quilt, please subscribe to my blog, follow me on Facebook and Twitter. I would love to keep in touch!

Contact Me With Your Quilting Needs

The early process of creating a personalized memory quilt or needlepoint usually takes a phone call. By completing this form, I will have a better understanding of your needs before the call.

Please fill out the form to the right, and I will get back to you as quickly as possible.

Thank you!

Geneva Ruth

    Experience the Intimacy of Hand Embroidery

    Custom Hand Embroidery work is yet another unique item I offer. Whether a hand written note, a drawing, or even something typed up in your favorite font, a large variety of stitches are available. Allowing your Hand Embroidered piece to help in commemorating a quilted item or to stand alone. Timeless Thread Design would love to create something unique for you.

    Keeping Memories Of Those We Hold Dear

    Being wrapped in a warm quilt created from your loved one’s personal items can at times feel like being held in their arms. By incorporating pockets, labels, name badges and other personalized fabric items, loving memories tend to become stronger and more comforting over time. Through my own personal experience, this can be immensely helpful in the healing process associated with grief. Here at Timeless Thread Design one of the main goals has always been to be able to help you through this healing process.

    Items that may be used to make a quilted piece

    ~ Old work shirts with name tags, patches or badges
    ~ Shirts/jackets with pockets that you remember getting candy out of as a child
    ~ Dad’s favorite old ties, suspenders, even hats
    ~ Jeans, slacks, shorts
    ~ Grandma’s old aprons or gloves
    ~ Wedding or honeymoon items
    ~ Old handkerchiefs, doilies, even beaded or cloth purses
    ~ Ribbons from awards
    ~ Unfinished quilt tops or blocks someone was making
    ~ Items with buttons or any types of embellishments
    ~ Old baby clothes
    ~ A theme using new fabrics
    ~ Any fabric specific to a loved ones personal life

    Some hand embroidered items available:

    ~ Labels for quilted items
    ~ Labels for specialty clothing
    ~ Customized quilt blocks
    ~ Pictures that can be framed