Humans have been telling stories with symbols… well, seemingly forever – or at least as long as humans have roamed the planet. Archeologists explore ancient sites covered in hieroglyphs and petroglyphs, but the meaning of these earliest tales spun by our ancestors are left open to interpretation. We do our best to guess the significance of each symbol, but without a precise language, we’re left with theories instead of details about our ancestors’ lives.

When you spin your own story, with the help of our quilt artists, you create an important artifact from your life. While your shirts represent a moment in time to you; your children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren who will use this quilt to recall your experience may not know the significance behind each square. Like a game of telephone, messages get skewed, and your story may end up altered by time.

The Night Owl Solution

That’s why we’re introducing the Night Owl Journal.

It will now be an integral piece of each Night Owl T-Shirt Quilt, attached with a loop sewn into its binding. Your Night Owl Journal is easily removed while you’re cuddling or when on display, and can be reattached for safekeeping when not in use.

The journal itself is a beautifully textured paperback. Inside, you’ll find lined pages ready to be a place of record for your memories. We’ve also added writing prompts to help stir up your past so you can tell your full story.

Are you already part of the Night Owl T-Shirt Quilt Club? Request your free journal today!

Contact us, and we’ll send you a Night Owl Journal to go with each of your Night Owl T-Shirt Quilts! In your message, please include your name, mailing address, and the number of Night Owl T-Shirt Quilts you own. We’ll send you your journals, so you can begin writing down the stories behind your squares now.

If you’re local to our retail location, stop by with your quilt, and we’ll sew in the detachable loop so you can keep your journal on hand for anytime your quilt provides you with the inspiration to write.

Do you want to share your Night Owl story with the world?

We love hearing the backstories of the t-shirts you send us. These real-life events, whether they stem from making a game-winning shot in the finals of a basketball tournament or losing a race that taught you lessons in humility and grace; or maybe yours is a vacation memory that makes you laugh until you cry… no matter the premise, they tie us together.

Whether yours is heartwarming, funny, sad, or just plain impressive – we want to hear it, and so does everyone else! Take a photo of your favorite square and send it to us along with the story behind it. We’ll feature it on our blog or post about it on social media. Your account may make someone laugh, cry, or inspire them to take the next step! We can’t wait to hear it!

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