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    Junior Member oldbalt99's Avatar
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    Wink the best advertisment

    Over 20 years ago while nursing my mother back to health, I got the quilting bug and in the six weeks I was with her made a twin size quilt with no destination in mind. It was my first attempt at quarter square rectangles, and I found seriously old army wool blankets at a thrift store for the center, so its a winter weight, and a sheet for the backing. It was so long ago I couldn't tell you what it looks like, and it was before I got smart enough to photograph my work. Yesterday my aunt who my mother more than suggested I donate it to called me. Seems she was washing the thing to put it up for the warm weather, and a woman it her complex questioned her on the particulars. When asked if I sold my work my aunt told her I sometimes take part in Baltimores, ArtScape which is held in July. I have been there once in 2007. The conversation ended with me giving my aunt my number so the woman may contact me directly. Might have a sale there, all because my aunt took great care of atwenty year old quilt.
    I forgot to tell every one that I won a space in Janet Wickell-about.com quilting 2012 calender. I share the month of september. Its the quilt I picked as my avatar, which by the way is entirely quilted by ties. You can't beat a good word from a woman who don't like you and internet displays.
    Nothing beats a try but a failure.
    We all fall short of the mark.

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    Good for you

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    Wow, we just never know how what we does influences other people.
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    Congrats on being in the 2012 quilting calendar. And your aunt is a good saleswoman, too.

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    Congratulations on your 2012 calendar! And on your aunt knowing how to care for your quilt. Great work is appreciated by many we never know.

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    How good it feels when others share in the joy that we get from the things we love to do.
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    I'm confused... what is a quarter square rectangle? And your aunt doesn't like you? (last sentence)

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    What a nice story. And an army blanket and a sheet to boot. What we make do!!!
    "Be yourself...everyone else is taken."
    Strong people don't put others down...they build them up."
    "Remember that your instincts are more important than rules"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
    I'm confused... what is a quarter square rectangle? And your aunt doesn't like you? (last sentence)
    Lol! Peckish, I'm lost too....

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