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Thread: Hand Quilting Funny Story

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    Super Member beachlady's Avatar
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    MCH, I have tears in my eyes! I didn't get to say good-bye to my Mom who taught me to sew.

    I admire hand-quilters and have vowed to do one by hand someday!! Out of the mouths of babes - Evan is so cute to say that. The old fashioned way........

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    Super Member Shemjo's Avatar
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    My Mom sewed all my clothes, but only quilted Cathedral Windows quilts for others in the family after I showed her how to do them. (I didn't get one because I knew how to do it myself!) I hand quilt, but use my machine for piecing. I LOVE doing things the Old-fashioned way! :lol:

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    He was very smart for five, but inexperienced. Maybe he went home and told his mom, and just maybe, she told him the reason she does it her way, is bc time is short. He needs to know there is more than one way.
    I guess, thanks to you, he does! :wink:

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    MCH, that is a wonderful story about your Mom. My Mom was also a wonderful seamstress...she made all my clothes..no hand-me-downs for me, I was the oldest girl in the family :D I can't tell you the number of times that I walked in after school on Fri. afternoon and said...by the way Mom...can you make me a dress for a dance tomorrow night?...Somehow she always pulled through. I lost her 11 yrs. ago..I didn't get to say goodbye and she never knew that I learned to quilt or sew. She did know about other crafty things though. I would really have loved to make her a quilt though.

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    MCH - I was so moved by your story and I love the allegory with Moses and the Israelites. x

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    Senior Member motomom's Avatar
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    MCH, thanks for that lovely story about your mom.

    I think the "needle and thread" as a very simple tool is spot on. Just think of how much beauty and comfort we can bring into our lives as a result of that simple needle and thread. For generations, that has been the thing that has brightened lives and brought comfort.

    When we were in the midst of depression, our foremothers used that simple needle and thread to be able to have beauty and warmth in their homes, and all when they didn't HAVE to. They could have allowed the sorrow times to get the best of them, but they didn't. They picked up their simple tool and said, "NO! My life can be better!"

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