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Thread: Found quilt

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    Super Member mcdaniel023's Avatar
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    My DH just sold his late mother's house. He was walking through to make sure it was empty, opened a closet and found a bag. When he opened the bag, this quilt was in the bag! I don't know how we missed it.
    His grandma was a quilter. He says he is pretty sure she made it with the help of his babysitter (she was 80 something years old) in the 50's.
    I know that one square contains fabric from his baby blanket. He is 55.
    There is no label :cry: I wish I knew more about it.
    The quilt is 82x102 and all hand quilted. The quilting in the boarder looks almost like a bowtie.
    Any help you can give dating it or the pattern would be much appreciated.
    Please label your quilts.
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    What a lucky find. That is one very special quilt. Beautiful.

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    Sorry, I can't help with dates or pattern, just wanted to tell you how beautiful your quilt is. What a find. Now I'll make sure ALL my quilts have proper labels.

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    Wow, can't help you but I will say what a great find!!! I can't believe that was almost lost. I'm a real sentimentalist for things like that and would love to have something like that to pass down through the family. It's very pretty and a nice design.

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    Awesome find! How great that his grandma made it. Love the pattern!

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    What a beautiful quilt!! Great idea to go through the house again, my husband says we should all do that.

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    Oh, that is gorgeous! :D

    I'm just so glad your family quilt found its' way home.
    It looks like it's in good shape, too

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    Beautiful quilt. I know you all will treasure it

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    its beautiful.

    you should make a label and put it on the back so that future generations will know who made it.

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    What a beautiful find!!

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