When she needs a hug, all Elizabeth Graeber ‘14 needs to do is pick up the quilt at the end of her bed and wrap herself in Misericordia memories. Graeber, a sport management major from Mansfield Twp., N.J., lost more than 30 pounds between her first-year and sophomore years of college. She soon found herself with boxes of sentimental T-shirts that were too big to wear, so she asked her grandmother, Pat Burns of Stockton Springs, Maine, if she could make a quilt out of them so she could keep them nearby.
“I love the fact that I have these special pieces to look back on and help me remember all my good times in high school and at Misericordia,” she says. “The fact that it is something useful is a bonus.”
Among her favorites are the “Undefeated since 1924” football T-shirt, the “I Bleed Blue and Gold” shirt she purchased as a first-year collegian, and the two “Relay for Life” shirts from walks she participated in while at MU. Graeber will graduate in May and is sure to have the quilt with her as she pursues an MBA with a sport management specialization.