Whenever a T-shirt was for sale on campus, Rachael Schlichte was there with money in hand. Homecoming, Manresa, the AIDS walk, X-Treme sports—she got them all. It wasn’t that she was a clotheshorse, but rather she had a very special project planned: a quilt made of Xavier T-shirts.
“When my boyfriend and his brother graduated from high school, their mother had quilts made for them from shirts they had as kids,” says the 2002 graduate. “So when I went to Xavier, I started saving shirts. It’s the neatest idea to preserve memories. It’s something tangible you’ll have for the rest of your life. And what else can you do with a bunch of old T-shirts?”