I have a friend that is a self taught Quilt Maker and has made many photo quilts. She started out making them for herself. As others have seen her photo quilts, she has been commissioned many times since to make them for families that have lost a loved one and created as a Memory Quilt for them. Raelene seems to choose the right fabrics, pictures and message to put on the quilt.
I have been lucky enough to quilt them for her. I choose an all over pattern and quilt it edge to edge except I don't quilt over the photos.