A dear friend of mine retired after 30+ years at Michigan State University. She was one of the first people I met when I arrived at MSU, not knowing anyone. She was both a mentor and friend. I wanted to send her off to the beach with a Sparty quilt. I used green and white charm squares to make the "S" and borders, then I found some MSU fabric for the border and backing. My local long-arm quilter had a wonderful Sparty design to finish it off. I am really pleased by how this turned out.