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    I made my ex-husbands father a quilt that he adores. He refuses to move it from the back of the couch so every time the ex goes to see his dad, my quilt is always there:) there are moments like these that just make you grin:)

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    Thanks to all for your kind responses and special thanks to Ruth, I already have that not cleaning thing down, so if I want to be a legend in my own time I just have to fill the rest of my time and spaces with quilts.
    I guess I would really expect gratitude for any gift, store bought or hand made. But I guess I should be old enough to know you don't always get what you expect....

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    I think people in general are just less thankfull and lots more inconsiderate than they use to be, but there are still people who do care and appreciate things we do for them!

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    Hi,

    Hang in there as I'm sure your quilts were beautiful but like the others said some people don't understand what time is put into making a quilt.

    I am thinking of making some quilts to donate to Riley Hospital as they are always in need of them along with other hospitals.

    Karen

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    The joy of quilting has to be in the process of choosing the fabric, designing the quilt and actually making it.....

    Unfortunately, not everyone knows how much love not to mention time goes into a quilt....

    You are not the only one to have their special gifts not appreciated....My SIL washed my grandson's quilt in BLEACH. It was my first quilt and I was absolutely crushed when I saw it and recognized his lack of regard for this special quilt. Needless to say, it made me sad :cry:

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    I think people get embarrassed and uncomfortable with hand made, thoughtful gifts.
    If it is a gift that is bought, then they can detach from it somehow.
    I made a bunch of handmade gifts (emb. holiday dish cloths, hot pads, quilted wallhangings, lap quilts, etc.) and only one or two thanked me or even aknowledged that they had received the item. I had to ASK if they had received the package!!!!
    Don't do that any more!!!
    And trust me, these were not crappy stuff...
    k

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    You have recieved very wise and good advice. I think first make a few quilts for you. If you want to make some for the Quilt for Kids, there is a link here & you can contact them and they will send you the kit. Very worthy cause. It is a great feeling to do this. They will be appreciated & used. I am sure there are Charities in your area that would love donated quilts if that is your thing. I know how it feels to make a quilt for a gift & it not be loved or appreciated. But turn your cheek, hold your head high and get back to sewing. I made a few quilts I wanted to for me, and it felt wonderful! Sorry this is so long.

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    Send me one and I'll show you how much I appreciate it! Sorry, just a little humor :lol: :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by samroberts01
    I think people in general are just less thankfull and lots more inconsiderate than they use to be, but there are still people who do care and appreciate things we do for them!
    I agree!! The operative word here is "IN GENERAL". It's not just our quilts that go unappreciated. I would say that well over 50% of the 20 - 35 year old crowd were never taught (or if they were, they didn't listen) to say, please & thank you, yes/no mam, yes/no sir; how to be polite. If you will notice, this is the same age group that EXPECTS something for nothing.

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    I second that.

    I'm sorry for you that they didn't appriciate your quilts. I had the same experience, one time with a family member and one with a charity-organisation and a few times when I gave handmade presents. I still haven't figured out why they didn't want my quilt! It's was made perfectly. I was so sad I never wanted to quilt again. So I agree that you have to quilt just for you.

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