Place item was collected
Hyde park, Utah
Point of Discovery/Informant Bio
Dustin Luthi was born in Star Valley, Wyoming on September 19th. He is 29 years old and is married to my sister Bre Luthi. He works at Birch Creek Golf Course as a mechanic and he loves his job, he is an amazing golfer and loves every aspect of the game. He also loves basketball, video games, and watching movies, and spending time with his family.
I was over at their house one night watching a movie, and he pulled out this blanket to use and I thought it was cool, it had shirts from sports he played and just funny shirts that he out grew but wanted to keep. His mom made the quilt for him and she also made one for his other two sisters. He still uses it to this day, she made it to be long, so he could use it into his adult years as well as in his youth.
My mom made me this blanket about 10 years ago. She made it from shirts that I had obviously out grown. It is special to me because it reminds me of all the sports and activities I did as a kid, and it shows my sense of humor on some of the shirts.
You could tell by the smile on his face when I asked him about the quilt that it Is very important to him. It holds a lot of his memories that he likes to be reminded of. He is the only one allowed to use the blanket and he won’t let any of the animals on it, just in case it gets torn by their nails. The quilt is still in very good condition for how old it is. This quilt is quite obviously the most important gift his mom could have made for him.
Dr. Lynne S. McNeill
Semester and year
Robb, Alexis, ""T-shirt Quilt"" (2017). USU Student Folklore Fieldwork. Paper 155.