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Thread: Stroll down memory lane

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    Super Member Margie's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltncrazy
    When I read a story, so many times, especially if it is very descriptive, I am right "there".
    You have that gift of pen, or type, lol ;)
    Thank you for taking us all on your stroll. It was lovely to hear all about your granny and the fabrics and your aunts, grandpa's pipe...everything.
    You made it so real for us.
    I was so hoping for a while that you were going to say you found the quilt in amongst the fabrics, but maybe you could ask your mom if you could take a picture of it, and even though it will have wear, maybe one day, it will still be yours.
    When you and your wife make one, just know that one of your children or gra

    ndchildren is going to feel the same way about it :-D
    I think the best way to assure the person you want to get the quilt will get it, is to make a label with their name as receipient on it and quilt it right into it. That way there is no disputing whose quilt it is lol

    Margie

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    Thanks for sharing your story. Your Grandma would be proud, and you'll treasures those scraps of fabric forever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Margie
    I think the best way to assure the person you want to get the quilt will get it, is to make a label with their name as receipient on it and quilt it right into it. That way there is no disputing whose quilt it is. Margie
    Excellent suggestion! Also, add who made it too, so they will know where is came from down through the generations!.

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    What a wonderful story. I'm so glad you are planning to turn these fabric treasures into quilted treasures.

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    OMG! I wanna cry... I have always wanted a quilt that was MADE for me...:-) Aww Hug Darren..

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    Darren,
    You are so sweet to care so much for your granny & her handiwork for your family. Does your wife have any idea what a DEAR husband she has? It is really a gift from the heart & for the heart. I hope you will both find pleasure in quilting from your treasured box of memories.

    You definitely triggered many similar memories to my mind of my own grandparents. My grandpa smoked a pipe & always had sen-sen in his tobacco drawer. Whenever I smell either, I think of him.
    I inherited one of my grandmothers quilts at about age 40, when my mother was going to give it to charity. I had never asked her for anything before, but I couldn't believe she would just donate it without a second thought. My mother is not sentimental at all; it skipped a generation! She told me I probably wouldn't want it as it was stained from being in the trunk...I though she meant the "car trunk" & was horrified that my mother would be so careless. I then learned she meant the old cedar chest, so not as bad. I did take that quilt home with me & keep it carefully in a bedroom with no bright sunlight, or sharp folds. I will remember not to think of a cedar chest as a good place for heirloom fabrics though.

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    Thank you for sharing your story. Quilting has such a grand way of keeping us all connected!

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