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Thread: 75 yr old quilts

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    Senior Member grandmajuki's Avatar
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    My husband's aunt is 94 years old and sharp as a tack... remembers everything. She's in a nursing home now because of a broken hip and heart problem but we get together the 1st Saturday of every month for a family gathering. Mostly cousins which we are.. and there are 6 or 7 quilters in the group. Our Aunt told her daughters that she thought there might be an old quilt top in a barrel in the garage.. so the girls went and found a top that was all hand sewn by our Aunt over 75 years ago.. so I got it and took to a lady in our guild that is kind of a historian and restores old quilts and hand quilts too.. asked her what she thought and she was thrilled to get it.. she had it done in no time and we took it to our next gathering to show aunt. She also had some blocks made on old sugar sacks... because they were machine sewn I took them and took them apart .. the were sewn two across and four down and I wanted to make it bigger so each daughter could have a nice quilt. I added the light blue sashing (aunt's request) and did the quilting on it.. Aunt is the one holding the quilt in her lap...

    hand pieced and quilted
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    aunt wrapped up
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    sugar sack quilt
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    you can see the Holly from the Holly Sugar company
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    she was so excited to get them ( Aunt and daughter)
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    That is so cool

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    Wow! You and your Aunt are so blessed to have each other. Love the quilts and the history behind them!

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    they are beautiful and i bet your aunt was in 7th heaven!

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    People flourish under that kind of love. Bless you!

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    Wonderful quilts and wonderful story:)

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    beautiful! Do you ever put labels on the back of the quilts w/ the history so that sometime down the road when you're not around, someone else will know the history and the dates?

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    How awesome that you were able to share all of this with your Auntie :D:D:D

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    Lovely quilts!

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    Awesome!

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