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Thread: Don't Know What To Do

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    Senior Member kaelynangelfoot's Avatar
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    Don't Know What To Do

    I started a Marine-corp themed quilt for my brother who left for Marine Corp boot camp a couple months ago. He just received a medical discharge and he is devastated.

    I don't know whether to give him the quilt or have it "dissapear". It was going to be a surprise for his graduation.

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    I would tell him my dilema and let him decide if he wants to have the quilt or not.
    I'm trying to get rid of UFOs... but fresh ideas keep coming up! -^*^-Klarina-^*^-

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    I would make it disappear. It would be a constant reminder of a dream that didn't happen.
    So many quilts, so little time.

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    I would personally wait to give it/mention it. I would let him recover from his loss and settle in before I reminded him of what could have been. The military is a pride thing. Maybe for Christmas, you know your brother better then anyone so you'll know the right time.
    *Rachel*

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    The same thing happened to my brother in the Navy. I would not give it to him if it is Marine Corp themed. Maybe you can rework it enough to change the theme if it isn't already quilted.
    Enjoy your day,
    Jan

    A fat quarter is not a body part!

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    I would have a chat with him he probably needs comfort at this time. He may want the quilt for a memory, using what ever he has at home of uniform badges etc. or turn it into a wall hanging.
    Finished is better than a UFO

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    Quote Originally Posted by JanTx View Post
    I would make it disappear. It would be a constant reminder of a dream that didn't happen.
    I agree. I think I'd make him one with a totally different theme.
    When it seems like the world is falling to pieces remember that the pieces are falling into place...the End Times.

    Heaven and Earth are full of His Glory!

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    I'd finish it and pass it on to Quilts of Valor.

    But first... I'd ask your brother how he feels about it all.

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    I agree with the "don't mention", and "pass on to Quilts of Valor." Smart people on this board!!

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    I'd donate it to someone else. If he's devastated, then it would be a constant reminder of what he isn't, wasn't and never will be. No one wants/needs to be reminded of what they didn't become.
    Go forth and sew!

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