Courtney Cooke, a 2009 Meredith graduate, recently sent our office an email about a very special Christmas gift that she received from her mother. We loved the idea so much that we just had to share it with you all! Enjoy!
“As you know, I accumulated quite a few t-shirts in my time at Meredith (over 30 to be exact), all of which I treasure. Most of my extensive collection sat carefully folded in boxes because at this point in time I mostly wear my ‘Meredith College Alumna’ shirts. One afternoon, my mother casually mentioned that she had been dreaming up an idea which would allow me to keep and display my collection of college t-shirts. So, I grabbed my box of t-shirts and told her to ‘go for it’.
On Christmas morning, after all of the other gifts had been opened, I saw one remaining package with my name on it. As I began to open the very large and heavy box, I saw one of the most beautiful things I have ever laid eyes on. My mother had taken the designs from each of my t-shirts and created a quilt. Of course, I cried and squealed as I looked at each block; the memories of my four years at Meredith came flooding back into my mind! Each of my favorite Meredith traditions was represented in this one item. The quilt was most definitely one of the best gifts I have ever received!”
– Courtney Cooke, ’09