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Thread: Quilting Kudos

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    What is the nicest compliment you've received (or heard about) regarding a quilt you've made?

    In my case I helped a friend make a quilt for her husband. We had taken care to find the best fabric for the top in an aviation theme (he's a pilot) and then put flannel on the back. It wasn't a fancy pattern at all. He loves the flannel best, I think, and recently told his wife that if they ever get divorced (they're not headed that way!) she can have everything else but he gets the quilt.

    Wow! what a pat on the back for her and for me.

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    I just sandwiched and hand quilted an amish top that a girl I worked with wanted me to do to donate to the Cancer Walk and she got all teary when she saw it, That was all the thanks I needed. I get teary thinking about it!

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    I made an Americana sampler for my best friend who has her family room/dining room decorated in Americana. I used navy, burgundy and cream fabrics. She was so excited when she opened it and hugged me so hard... I was really happy. But the following week she told me that she took it somewhere to have it framed and it cost her $400. It hangs on her wall and I thought that was the nicest compliment I ever had.

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    that's an amazing pat on the back. congratulations...makes you feel good about spending time at the machine instead of mopping floors, right?

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    I was at my parents house showing my moms my quilts that I made for my grandchildren. My sister-in-law made a snide comment about I hope they appreciate getting another quilt. Her son stepped up and said I would take one of Aunt Kathy's quilts any day. That was a huge compliment from a 19 year old. Guess who is getting a special quilt for Christmas!!!!!!

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    My kids have great conversations about who will get what quilt when I'm senile!!!! I quess I will leave them a legacy as my mother did for her daughters.

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    I made a very manly quilt for a friend who has bone cancer. He was later found to be cancer free and he said that my quilts can cure cancer. Unfortunately he passed away a few years later. It was a very nice comment anyway.

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    This compliment came completely out of the blue...My Mother-in-law in the past has made it clear to me, in no uncertain terms, that she has NO interest in quilts or anything pertaining to quilts. Yesterday my Hubby got home after visiting a close family friend. She wanted me to know that despite what my MIL has said to me, everytime she talks about me to someone, she mentions my quilts and describes them as "exquisite"!! Coming from my MIL...that is an AMAZING compliment. (She is a highly talented and artistic lady.) I had planned on making her a quilt someday...but I think I might step it up!
    I have to say...I am one of the fortunate few that is completely in love with my Hubby's family! My family is disfunctional but wonderful...his family is...amazing!
    :)

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    This story will make me cry (again) but here it goes. I made a quilt for my older sister who lives in Ohio. She used it as her everyday quilt on her bed. Last year she became very ill and she told her kids she wanted that quilt to be buried with her. At the funeral home viewing the quilt was with her. I guess she liked it.

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    that one made me cry...what a compliment

    All these stories are wonderful. I (we?) often think that folks don't appreciate the work and the love that goes into our quilts, then something like these stories pop up and give us encouragement - and make our hearts expand till the only way they can get bigger is to come out in tears...

    I am trying art quilt projects and really enjoy them. Not long ago I had a "real" artist tell me that I could not exhibit my art quilts in their monthly art display since quilting was not art...how little she knows!

    Which leads me to wonder how quilters would define "art"...maybe another discussion thread?

    Here's to each of you who keeps on keeping on even when the kudos are not obvious.

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