“The blanket came today and my older daughter Eva and I just opened it. I love, love, love, love, love it!! It is so beautiful. I love how you put the colors together, with the darker border, and the red squares. Eva found the pockets immediately, and when I told her that maybe we could leave little notes for each other, she immediately began drafting – she wrote three before she had to go to bed :) It is just what I was hoping for. I am just in love with it. Thank you so much for making it happen!” (“Happy Winter”)


“This blanket was made by sweaters of my late mother. Joan asked me a lot of questions about my mom and my thoughts on what I wanted the blanket to look like. The blanket is absolutely gorgeous. It tells a story. Joan is an artist and I am grateful for the beautiful blanket she made that reminds me of my mom who meant so much to me.” (“Heart[h] and Home”)


“This blanket is absolutely beautiful. It is everything and more than I expected. Joan has an amazing ability to understand what you are looking for and then recreate this in her blankets. I also can’t believe how soft the blanket is. I sure hope my new nephew enjoys it as much as I do. Thank you again, Joan!” (“Baby in the Badlands”)


“Wow, I just received the blankets – they’re so beautiful! I love how you combined the sweaters and added the fun accents. Each one is so unique. My husband mentioned that our grandchildren (if we should be so lucky) will inherit them someday…you have created a treasured, family heirloom. Thank you. Best of all, I know my mom would be impressed by your creativity and workmanship…and very touched. I can’t thank you enough for the care you put into this project!  I hope many others in the future are blessed with the opportunity to work with you.” (“The Artistic Norwegian” and “The Norwegian Artist”)


Irish Trio

“I brought my blanket out to my screen porch today to watch a thunderstorm.  I wasn’t expecting the feeling of closeness to Mom that came with me. Thank you for the personal feeling and stories that come with this treasure.” (“Irish Cream”)


“I have enjoyed this beautiful blanket now for over a year! Every time I use it, it continues to bring me joy! I truly love it. Now my granddaughter Roselyn has a blanket of her own too! As usual, simply beautiful Joan!.” (“The Sand and the Sea”)


“As I look at the blanket, I have so many favorites…the colors, the rosette, the ruffles, the Minnesota horns, and how you blended in the many memories Steve has of his dad. Thank you!” (“The Twain Shall Meet”)

Lori and Steve

“I was looking for that perfect gift, one that set itself apart from all others. I was perfectly pleased with this sweet little piece of comfort for my great niece.” (“A Little Lamb for Caroline”)