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    Super Member just_the_scraps_m'am's Avatar
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    when you were younger, do you remember someone in your family making quilts or doing hand work?

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    My Grandmother on Dad's side made and tied quilts.
    My Great-Aunt, who had Cerebral Palsy, did all kinds of beautiful embroidery work.
    My Mother cross-stitched.

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    My mother and I made a king size quilt together when I was 10. It's the only quilt I remember. My one grandmother crocheted everyone in the family "Granny Square' afghans.

    I carried on the tradition of the afghans for a while.

    Now my granddaughter has a Granny Square afghan I made her for Christmas '09 and a quilt I made her for Christmas '10!

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    Mom and two of her sisters made beautiful quilts by hand---hand pieced, hand quilted, gorgeous!

    My paternal grandmother made quilts on the machine--beautiful in their own way.

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    Nope!
    Aunt, grandma, and mom made clothes (and doll clothes) but don't remember anyone ever knitting, quilting, or any handwork. Had to teach myself.

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    My mom's mom and dad made quilts and I still have mine. It is about 30 yrs old. or older. My dad's grandma made me a quilt for my first birthday.Double wedding ring and I still have it. its over 40 yrs old. Did not want to give away my real age. I till everyone I am 39 and holding. hehehehe My mom makes quilts.

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    Until she lost her eyesight my grandmother always did hand work, mostly crochet but also some knitting.

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    No, but apparently my grandmother did knit and crochet. I just wasn't there to see! Not a quilter to be found anywhere in the extended family.

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    My Mom, Aunts and Grandma would do quilting on a regular basis together. My Mom and my Grandma are deceased and my aunt does not quilt anymore. I tried to pass the quilting craft on to my daughter, daughter in law and Grandaugters but they lost interest in it.

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    My grandmother was part of a quilting bee. That is what she called it. Several of them would sit and work on the same quilt.

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