The story of how our company began...
We are just two moms (Megan & Robyn) who want to reach out and help our community. Megan's daughter, Abby, was diagnosed with Social Phobia, Dysgraphia and Sensory Processing Disorder at the age of 6. She has been a delightfully challenging child from birth, but it wasn't until she had a brother and started school that Megan began to think that there might be something more going on. After finding out what a weighted blanket was, Megan knew that Abby would not only love one but that it would help the entire family. Megan looked into buying one but was surprised by how expensive they were. We had teamed up to make quilts and blankets before, so we decided to try making Abby her own weighted blanket. And so it begins.
Megan and Robyn were introduced by a mutual friend more than 10 years ago. Soon after that they worked together for almost a year in the oral surgery field and have been friends ever since!
Megan Parsons is co-owner of Best Friend Blankets. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a finance degree in 2001. She has been married to her husband Antony since 2001 and has two children, Abby and Josh. Her family currently lives in Liberty Hill, and they love living in the Hill Country.
Robyn Graf is co-owner of Best Friend Blankets. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a BA in American Studies. She met her husband in the Longhorn Band, and they have been married since 2002. They live in Liberty Hill, TX and have two sons, Noah and Gabriel. Quilting is a tradition that has been passed down through her family for generations. Her grandmother was an avid quilter, and she learned much of her quilting and sewing skills through watching her. It is through Robyn's love of sewing that Megan was inspired to learn to quilt several years ago.