About the Quilter & the Process

Meet the quilter, Acela Troffer, and learn about the process of preparing and ordering your quilt.

T-shirt Quilt with bow
Quilt repair needle and thread

Preserving memories through quilts


About Acela Troffer Rhapsody red Quilts

About Acela Troffer

I feel a strong connection to preserving memories; small, intense, and everywhere in between. Some memories are just fun, funny, and goofy things in life. Others may be pivotal in our lives or milestones, such as high school graduations, retirements, etc. I believe many material things turn into a sensory trigger point of memory.

I am firmly committed to providing personalized service and welcome unusual requests. I understand the shirts are special to you, and I treat them as special as well.

I use my technical background and creative nature to develop each quilt layout, ultimately creating a quilt that is uniquely yours.


I am an engineer by schooling. I retired from my 35-year career (30 of them with Disney) in June of 2020. I started sewing at a very young age on my mother’s side. My Ken and Barbie had a very impressive wardrobe. I have been quilting since 2001. I am a self-taught quilter and am continually stretching myself with new techniques and reinforcing existing abilities.


I personally love modern and contemporary designs. For my personal work, I create my own patterns. I am always working on several projects with a few more in my head.


I live in Windermere, Florida, with my husband, Tom. We have three children, all three in the early stages of self-sustainment and adulthood. Tom is always there to encourage me and be an excellent second opinion and enjoy talking with the gals at the quilt shops.


Quilts should be loved, used, and used up! I would prefer to see a quilt needing mending than a quilt that is coveted as an heirloom. Although I challenge you to accomplish both. When taking a break, you will always find me snuggling up on the couch with a quilt. T-shirt quilts preserve memories, warm hearts, and provide that sense of comfort.

In My Spare Time

I enjoy scrapbooking, the outdoors, and reading in my garden. My husband and I often camp in our home state of Florida. Camping affords us the time to decompress. We also enjoy spending time with our kids, biking, and traveling.

How it works

About creating t-shirt quilt or memory quilt


Use our Quilt Builder to submit your estimate request

About Receiving Quote for your t-shirt quilt or memory quilt

RECEIVE Estimate

Receive estimate and instructions on handling shirts

About shirt preparation for your t-shirt quilt

Prepare Your SHIRTS

Follow instructions on handling shirts

About placing your order for your t-shirt quilt


Accept estimate and provide deposit

about packing your shirts


Pack and ship your shirts

Coming Soon!

Our Quilt Builder is currently under construction, but I am looking forward to chatting with you about your T-Shirt Quilt, Memory Quilt, or Pillow project.

Please reach out to me via the adjacent form or email me at [email protected] 

Or you can give me, Acela, a call

mom and daughter snuggle under quilt

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    Returns and shipping Policy

    T-shirt quilts, memory quilts, and pillows are each made to order, so all sales are final. In the unlikely case of a construction defect, we will happily discuss rework or other arrangements. Client satisfaction is our priority. If there are any defects, please notify us within 30 days of your purchase so we can make it right. After that, all sales are final.

    You may contact us at:
    Rhapsody red LLC
    2609 Crescent Lake Ct
    Windermere, FL. 34786
    [email protected]

    We ship via UPS. UPS will quote a delivery date and tracking number. It will be passed on to you.


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