The Re"TIE"rement Quilt, May 2014 The Re"TIE"rement Quilt, May 2014 The front of the Re-TIE-rement quilt Made for Tom LaValley at his wife's request, for his retirement from the Salem Bates School, a magnet school for music and the arts. 192923686 The back of the quilt random remnants after the front was finished 192923687 January Elementary students love animals, and so this first block included ties of animals. 192923688 February Love, hearts, and candies 192923689 March Irish music 192923690 April Poetry month ... all poems are songs, eventually. 192923691 May a month of memories 192923692 June School's out, and Cartoons are in. 192923693 July Patriotism, Red Sox, boating and the Beacon, symbol of Bates School 192923694 August World Travel 192923695 September International World Peace Day, and children returning to school. 192923696 October Halloween, of course, in Salem, MA ... Witch City! 192923697 November Turkeys, pumpkins and falling leaves 192923698 December The holidays children enjoy most! 192923699 making the back All of the labels and extra silk remnants. 192923700