Don't want to toss your favorite T-shirts? Adopt a blanket policy
For some people, T-shirts are memories. Memories of a concert, an event, a special moment in time.
People have T-shirt collections, made up of shirts they love but rarely wear. Which is why, already this year, hundreds of suburban customers have turned to Campus Quilt Company to help them convert their T-shirt collection into something useful, like a quilt or a bedspread. The company uses both sides of a T-shirt and offers all sorts of customization options.
If there's just a single T-shirt involved, the company can make it into a pillow. See all the options at CampusQuilt.com.
Leigh Lowe started the company nine years ago, as an MBA thesis project at the University of Louisville. Since then, she's expanded her business and made thousands of quilts for customers all over the world.
Suburban store news
• AliKat Boutique, 499 W. Pennsylvania Ave. in Glen Ellyn, will host a Trunk Show Extravaganza from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, May 1.
Jewelry by Patricia Locke, the new Ellu bag line by Chicago designer Leslie Pozen and scarves and headbands by Ray are among the items being featured. There'll also be drawings, giveaways, refreshments and 10 percent off any featured product lines.
Call (630) 469-5760 for more information.
• A 3,000-square-foot Occasions Boutique recently opened inside the House of Brides, 607 E. Golf Road, in Schaumburg. The boutique has more than 1,000 special occasion, mother-of-the-wedding, cocktail, prom and pageant dresses at all price points.
Is your mom stylish?
Win a Mother's Day prize package from Mario Tricoci Salon & Day Spa by posting a stylish photo of your "mom on the move" on their Web site and then helping her get the most votes.
The 10 moms with the most votes will be reviewed by a panel of Mario Tricoci experts to select three finalists. The Grand Prize winner will be chosen on Mother's Day, May 10, at Arlington Park.
The grand prize is a day of beauty at Mario Tricoci, a VIP Day at the Races at Arlington Park and two tickets to "Legally Blonde the Musical."
To enter, visit Tricoci.com/MariosMomsOnTheMove. Deadline is 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 6.